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Updates from the Finnish hotline

  • Hotlines
  • 31/07/2020
  • Save the Children Finland, the Finnish hotline

In Finland, in early July, the Ministry of Justice issued a draft to the Minister of Justice to suggest amendments to the Criminal Code regarding sexual offences.

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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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Finland – Media Paths to implement media education in early education

  • Awareness
  • 26/03/2020
  • Finnish Safer Internet Centre

Media education should be provided already for young children, but how do these goals turn into practice? Are we turning kindergartens into schools, if media classes are included already in early education? Don't children spend too much time with screens anyway? Whose responsibility it is to make sure that development is pedagogically relevant and not just extra work? There are still many open questions in early media education. Saara Salomaa, Assistant Director of the Finnish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) discusses media education in early education in Finland below.

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Finnish Safer Internet Day and Media Literacy Week 2020

  • Awareness
  • 23/03/2020
  • Finnish Safer Internet Centre

Finland has been celebrating Safer Internet Day (SID) with a week-long awareness event called Media Literacy Week since 2013. The 2020 event brought together 1,800 organisations, put media literacy in the spotlight for over 80,000 participants through hundreds of kindergartens, schools, libraries, museums, youth centres and media companies. 

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Finnish Safer Internet Centre: COVID-19 resources

The Finnish Safer Internet Centre is sharing hints and tips on social media on staying safe online during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Introducing the updated Finnish media literacy policy

  • Awareness
  • 30/01/2020
  • Finnish Safer Internet Centre

Lauri Palsa from the National Audiovisual Institute of Finland gives an overview of the revised Finnish national policy for media literacy. 

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BIK Youth Ambassadors attend the COFACE Families Europe conference in Helsinki, Finland

On Thursday, 3 and Friday, 4 October 2019, COFACE Families Europe and Vaestoliitto (the Family Federation of Finland) will host a conference for family professionals on the topic of "Shaping a healthy environment fit for children" in Helsinki, Finland.

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Finnish hotline Save the Children actively engages in prevention of sexual violence against children

  • Hotlines
  • 17/09/2019
  • Save the Children Finland, the Finnish hotline

Finnish hotline Save the Children (SCF) organised a panel discussion on "Children's Rights in Digital Media" at SuomiAreena 2019, the biggest public debate forum in Finland. The panel discussion received broad national media coverage on TV and online media channels. 

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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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