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Safer Internet Day and Media Literacy Week in Finland

  • Awareness
  • 08/03/2019
  • Finnish Safer Internet Centre

In Finland, Safer Internet Day (SID) was, as usual, celebrated in conjunction with the Finnish Media Literacy Week (MLW). The aim of the week is to advance the media literacy skills of children and young people as well as to support professional educators, guardians and other adults in their important media educational tasks.

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Innovative measures to battle child sexual abuse in dark web

  • Hotlines
  • 07/02/2019
  • Nettivihje, the Finnish hotline

Child sexual abuse material (CSAM) searches on Tor directed to a Save the Children self-help programme to battle child abuse.

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BeSafeOnline campaign by the Finnish hotline

  • Hotlines
  • 15/01/2019
  • Nettivihje, the Finnish hotline

Nettivihje, the hotline of the Finnish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) joined forces with the National Bureau of Investigation to create the successful #BeSafeOnline campaign, which emphasised the importance of adopting digital safety skills as part of everyday activities. 

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Preventing child sexual abuse and exploitation in Finland

  • Hotlines
  • 31/12/2018
  • Nettivihje, the Finnish hotline

Images are gaining in importance in the social world online and Finland is no an exception. The ever-faster digitalisation has increased the amount and use of imagery uploaded online. New forms of having the illegal data not only uploaded but also downloaded and spread out is constantly changing and that challenges the work against child related sexual abuse material (CSAM). 

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BeSafeOnline – How to protect children and adolescents

  • Hotlines
  • 20/12/2018
  • Nettivihje, the Finnish hotline

Advisors of Save the Children Finland have, in their work, come across a phenomenon in which suggestive images taken by and of children and adolescents have spread uncontrollably over the internet and ended up in inappropriate or criminal use. This phenomenon is also recognised by the police. Save the Children Finland set out to work in collaboration with the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to protect children in digital media.

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Updates from Nettivihje, the Finnish Hotline

  • Hotlines
  • 16/11/2018
  • Nettivihje, the Finnish Hotline

Nettivihje organised a seminar on child sexual abuse (CSA) and digital media with the Regional State Administrative Agencies on Thursday, 13 September in Jyväskylä, Finland. 

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Replacing the victimising term "child pornography" in domestic laws

  • Awareness
  • 23/04/2018
  • Finnish Safer Internet Centre

Save the Children, coordinators of the Finnish Hotline Nettivihje (part of the Finnish Safer Internet Centre (SIC)) organised the first Nordic Regional Meeting on 14-15 May 2018 in Helsinki, Finland. The aim of the meeting was to find out "How could we co-operate more and make our advocacy stronger?" and "How could we better fight against child sexual abuse and exploitation?".

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Cooperation is the key for broad-based media education in Finland

  • Awareness
  • 02/03/2018
  • Finnish Safer Internet Centre

Safer Internet Day (SID) was celebrated all over the world on Tuesday, 6 February 2018 under the theme: "Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you". Here, the Finnish Safer Internet Centre provides an overview of its activities in support of the campaign.

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Are students allowed to be active producers?

  • Awareness
  • 20/02/2018
  • Finnish Safer Internet Centre

In Finnish schools, students are more than learners; they are active producers of texts. Textual understanding is multi-modal. In other words, students not only need to know how to read and write texts, they also need to be able to produce and understand images, audio and video content, for example. The curricula that set obligations for providers of education to make this versatility clear. In addition to the content of many different subjects, multiliteracy must be improved as a broad and transversal competence in all education.

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Are we educating our teachers to yesterday?

  • Awareness
  • 04/01/2018
  • Finnish Safer Internet Centre

Teacher education is a cornerstone in preparing teachers for their working lives. Here, the Finnish National Audiovisual Institute, part of the Finnish Safer Internet Centre (SIC), outlines its work around preparing student teachers to deliver future media education.

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