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Estonian Safer Internet Summer Camp seminar for children and youth

  • Awareness
  • 19/09/2019
  • Estonian Safer Internet Centre

From 27-29 August 2019, the Estonian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) arranged, together with partners, a three-day summer-seminar-camp in Nelijärve Holiday Centre. The camp was targeted at children and youth who were interested in speaking on a variety of topics related to the digital world, and supporting conscious and safe behaviour of their peers and younger people on the internet.

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Addressing the challenges of digital parenting in the era of big data

  • Awareness
  • 18/09/2019
  • Andra Siibak, Professor of Media Studies at the University of Tartu

Parenthood has undergone a transformation in today's digital and data-oriented society. Many gadgets offer the option of monitoring, analysing, saving and even sharing our offsprings' development, behaviour or movement online. Although many believe that technological aids make the challenging tasks of parenting slightly easier, active use of digital gadgets has brought about a completely new problem – datafication of childhoods. Andra Siibak, Professor of Media Studies at the University of Tartu, reflects on the implications these trends are currently having on parenting.

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EU Kids Online survey for Safer Internet Day 2019 in Estonia

  • Awareness
  • 14/03/2019
  • Estonian Safer Internet Centre

We consume online services more and more, and the skills to consume and shape these services knowledgeably are becoming more and more important. Children learn to use new technologies faster than adults as they are born into a world where the internet and smart devices are a natural part of life. Supporting the development of media and digital competences enables children and youngsters to participate in the digital society positively and respectfully. 

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Parents and social media – setting boundaries

  • Awareness
  • 24/01/2019
  • Estonian Safer Internet Centre

Henry Jakobson, Estonian Dad and blogger, explains how he strives to reconcile his activity as a family blogger, while also trying to protect his online privacy and safety, and most importantly, his children's.

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Children and data protection in Estonia

  • Awareness
  • 22/01/2019
  • Estonian Safer Internet Centre

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union entered into force on Friday, 25 May 2018. Although the media in Estonia has quite thoroughly covered the changing data protection rights, they have not paid attention to children's rights. What does the new data protection framework mean for children?

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Web constable: Intervention is needed before bullying becomes a death sentence

  • Awareness
  • 18/01/2019
  • Estonian Safer Internet Centre

In recent years, Estonia (like the world in general) has seen growing interest in the topic of suicide, which has brought with it an increase in self-harming and games such as Blue Whale, but also tragic consequences and deaths. For Maarja Punak, Web Constable in Estonia, online media are partly to blame.

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Parents, sharing is not always caring!

  • Awareness
  • 16/01/2019
  • Estonian Safer Internet Centre

Andra Siibak, Professor of Media Studies at the University of Tartu, presents the result of a recent study on parents who (over)post about their children on social media – not always with the child's consent – and the consequences it can have on the parent-child relation.

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Smart device security: My possessions in the information age

  • Awareness
  • 14/01/2019
  • Estonian Safer Internet Centre

Veiko Hani, training provider at Eduring, deconstructs the commonly-accepted notion that a smart device is not really valuable, and that losing it is not very damageable, to increase awareness about the paramount importance of online safety and data protection.

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Celebrating SID in schools, kindergartens and youth centres in Estonia

  • Awareness
  • 15/03/2018
  • Estonian Safer Internet Centre

Safer Internet Day (SID) was celebrated on Tuesday, 6 February 2018 right across the globe. Read on to find out more about how the Estonian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) marked the day.

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Creative workshop: a format for cooperation between the Safer Internet Youth Forums of the Baltic Countries

  • Awareness
  • 17/01/2018
  • Lithuanian Safer Internet Centre

For three years now, Lithuania has hosted the Safer Internet Youth Forum partially funded under the framework of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) as part of the European Commission's Better Internet for Kids strategy.

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