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In the spotlight: Safer Internet Centres in Estonia and Finland

As part of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Quality Assurance Programme (QAP), the Insafe-INHOPE Coordination Teams are jointly conducting a set of ten country visits to national Safer Internet Centres (SICs) to better understand what is happening in the Member States: monitoring emerging issues and challenges, identifying good practices to be shared, and harvesting the results of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) policy. Exchange of good practices and identifying further opportunities for collaboration was also the focus of a cluster meeting organised between the Safer Internet Centres in Estonia and Finland on 9-10 December 2019, hosted at the Sofia Future Farm in Helsinki.

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Safer Internet Day – Encouraging Estonian parents to become digital role models

  • Awareness
  • 20/03/2020
  • Estonian Safer Internet Centre

In February 2020, the Estonian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) coordinated Safer Internet Day (SID) actions in Estonia with various awareness events and the publication of thematic awareness raising materials.

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Managing toddlers' first contact with smart devices

  • Awareness
  • 17/12/2019
  • Estonian Safer Internet Centre

Increasingly, children's environments are very media oriented, and they are starting to use smart devices at an ever-younger age. Elina Nevski, lecturer at Tallinn University School of Educational Sciences, explains precisely why digital devices can be beneficial or detrimental to toddlers' development, and how parents can make the most of it.

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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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Four thought-provoking results from the EU Kids Online 2018 Estonian survey

  • Awareness
  • 27/11/2019
  • Estonian Safer Internet Centre

The Estonian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) shares a piece written by two members of the Estonian EU Kids Online research team at the Institute of Social Studies of the University of Tartu – Marit Sukk, doctoral student, and Maria Murumaa-Mengel, Social Media Lecturer.

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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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