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- 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.Read more
- 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.Read more
- 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.Read more
- 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.Read more
- BIK Team
The French government recently adopted, under the supervision of Minister of National Education Jean-Michel Blanquer, a law prohibiting the use of smartphones in elementary and middle schools. Below, the French Safer Internet Centre (SIC) reviews the law, its implementation, and answers some practical questions parents and teachers may have, while at the same time reflecting on the effectiveness and relevance of such a measure.Read more