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Finland – Media Paths to implement media education in early education

  • Awareness
  • 26/03/2020
  • Finnish Safer Internet Centre

Media education should be provided already for young children, but how do these goals turn into practice? Are we turning kindergartens into schools, if media classes are included already in early education? Don't children spend too much time with screens anyway? Whose responsibility it is to make sure that development is pedagogically relevant and not just extra work? There are still many open questions in early media education. Saara Salomaa, Assistant Director of the Finnish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) discusses media education in early education in Finland below.

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Introducing the updated Finnish media literacy policy

  • Awareness
  • 30/01/2020
  • Finnish Safer Internet Centre

Lauri Palsa from the National Audiovisual Institute of Finland gives an overview of the revised Finnish national policy for media literacy. 

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Deep diving into the topic of online hate speech with SELMA at the Safer Internet Forum 2019

On Thursday, 21 November 2019, the Safer Internet Forum (SIF) took place in Brussels, Belgium. With a theme of "From online violence to digital respect", it also celebrated 20 years of safer/better internet funding by the European Commission. Below, read the summary of a deep dive session on online hate and the SELMA project, led by Ken Corish, Online Safety Director at South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL), Stefanie Fächner, Media Education Consultant at the German Awareness Centre and Niels-Christian Bilenberg, Helpline Coordinator at Cyberhus.

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Highlights of the Media Literacy Week in the Netherlands

  • Awareness
  • 16/12/2019
  • Dutch Safer Internet Centre

When do you choose to be "on" or "off"? It's with this question that the tenth edition of the Dutch Media Literacy Week kicked off, taking place from Friday, 8 to Friday, 15 November 2019. The Dutch Safer Internet Centre (SIC) looks back on a wonderful campaign with more than 200 activities all over the country and online.

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Using digital technologies to promote inclusive practices in education

  • Awareness
  • 04/12/2019
  • Italian Safer Internet Centre

Between November 2019 and December 2020, the Italian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) will run seven educational and awareness-raising seminars targeted to youth professionals (social workers, paediatricians, psychologists and teachers, as well as all those professionals involved in child protection issues).

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Digital literacy at school: what does it depend on?

  • Awareness
  • 02/12/2019
  • Estonian Safer Internet Centre

The Estonian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) shares a concise overview about a discussion published in the Estonian newspaper Õpetajate Leht on the inclusion of digital literacy and basic digital skills in schools across the country.

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Greek Safer Internet Centre takes cooperation with Greek Ministry of Education one step further

  • Awareness
  • 26/11/2019
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

All educational materials developed by the Greek Safer Internet Centre (SIC) and available on the saferinternet4kids.gr website, as well as all informative events organised by the SIC in elementary and secondary schools throughout the country, now fall under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs.

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End Child Sex Abuse Day – Focus on child participation in INHOPE hotlines

The internet and new technologies have brought a new dimension to the sexual exploitation of children. To mark the European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse – also known as End Child Sex Abuse Day – on Monday, 18 November 2019, we take a closer look at the work of INHOPE hotlines to put an end to the (re-)circulation of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) online.

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Nationwide action plan against bullying and cyberbullying in Portuguese schools

  • Awareness
  • 14/11/2019
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

Concerned with the bullying and cyberbullying phenomena and their potential impact on children and young people's development, the Portuguese Ministry of Education set up a "Fighting and Preventing Bullying and Cyberbullying Plan" for schools to implement. 

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Cyprus – New curriculum for development of digital skills in primary schools

  • Awareness
  • 07/11/2019
  • Cyprus Safer Internet Centre

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth of Cyprus introduced a new curriculum for new technologies, at years 5 and 6 of primary education. It consists in a separate subject, developing a subject module called "Health Education – Home Economics / Design and Technology – New Technologies". This addition is expected to strengthen the mainstreaming of digital skills in all school subjects.

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