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Disinformation and fact-checking in times of COVID-19

Through Better Internet for Kids (BIK), and the European Network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs), our aim is to empower children and young people to remain safe online, and equally assist those that support them. During the time of the coronavirus pandemic, Safer Internet Centres have published a number of articles and resources on disinformation and fact-checking in times of COVID-19.

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COVID-19 – How to deal with scaremongering and disinformation

  • Awareness
  • 30/03/2020
  • German Safer Internet Centre

Is Ibuprofen a potential risk for COVID-19 patients? Will grocery stores shut down? Will the internet be able to keep on functioning? Rumours linked to the newly discovered coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 are spreading faster than the virus itself. The German Awareness Centre klicksafe offers some useful tips to find your way through the chaos.

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BEE SECURE takes a deep dive into disinformation at the Privacy Salon

  • Awareness
  • 28/03/2019
  • Luxembourg Safer Internet Centre

The Luxembourg digital Privacy Salon is a free event about privacy in a digital context, intended for everyone, where no prior technical expertise is assumed. It takes place around 10 times a year with a different topic each time and has been running for six years, with formal support from BEE SECURE (coordinators of the Luxembourg Safer Internet Centre (SIC)) since 2017.

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The cultivation of critical thinking is the only way to stop fake news

  • Awareness
  • 28/03/2019
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

The spread of fake news is a frequent occurrence on the internet, but the emergence and popularity of social networking services has made its spread even more prevalent. Fake news, even that which clearly does not contain a trace of reality or logic, is now transmitted at the speed of lightning through social media, resulting in familiarity and acceptance of the so called news by a large proportion of the audience.

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An emphasis on local initiatives for Safer Internet Day 2019 in Poland

  • Awareness
  • 18/03/2019
  • Polish Safer Internet Centre

February is a very busy month for online safety organisations in Poland. In 2019, as in previous years, a main Safer Internet Day (SID) conference in Warsaw marked the beginning of a month of awareness raising around SID in the country.

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European teenagers use their voices for digital good at Italy's Safer Internet Day events

  • Awareness
  • 22/02/2019
  • Jacqueline Beauchere, Microsoft Chief Online Safety Officer

On Monday, 4 February 2019, the 2020 Smarter Internet for Kids Agenda took place in Milan, Italy, gathering many different stakeholders to discuss the priority areas affecting young people online. Microsoft participated in the event to hear the ideas and view the work of dozens of teens, and to promote digital civility, safer and healthier online interactions among all people. During the event, the youth also presented 16 goals to mark 16 years of Safer Internet Day.

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Safer Internet Day 2019 – Great celebrations in Greece

  • Awareness
  • 11/02/2019
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

On Tuesday, 5 February 2019, for Safer Internet Day, a big event was organised by the Greek Safer Internet Centre (SIC) at the Greek Ministry of Education, where more than 1,000 participants raised their voices for one message: "Together for a better internet".

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Dutch Media Literacy Week 2018: the highlights

  • Awareness
  • 11/12/2018
  • Dutch Safer Internet Centre

From 16-23 November 2018, the ninth edition of the national Media Literacy Week (Week van de Mediawijsheid) took place in the Netherlands. On this occasion, many activities were organised.

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The impact of fake news on our everyday life

  • Awareness
  • 26/03/2018
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

The rapid spread of "fake news" has been the trigger for many studies on the causes of its emergence, the role of social media, and the impact of fake news on our everyday lives, especially at a socio-political level. But what are the incentives to produce fake news and how does it affect us? Why is media literacy important? How can someone distinguish if the information they receive is a truth or lie?

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SID 2018 in Bulgaria: Children, youth and teachers discussed fake news

  • Awareness
  • 14/02/2018
  • Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre

Following Safer Internet Day 2018, we've heard from a number of SID Committees on how they marked the day. In Bulgaria, more than 50 people, including children and teenagers from fifth to twelft grades, teachers, representatives of various institutions and organizations, gathered at the Museum of Science "Muzeiko" in Sofia on 6 of February to mark the 15th edition of Safer Internet Day.

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