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Legislating on the use of mobile phones in schools – a French story?

The French government recently adopted, under the supervision of Minister of National Education Jean-Michel Blanquer, a law prohibiting the use of smartphones in elementary and middle schools. Below, the French Safer Internet Centre (SIC) reviews the law, its implementation, and answers some practical questions parents and teachers may have, while at the same time reflecting on the effectiveness and relevance of such a measure.

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"No to harassment" – A French national plan of action against cyberbullying

  • Awareness
  • 22/10/2019
  • French Safer Internet Centre

The sixth edition of the French "No to harassment" prize – a competition open to students aged 8-18 – took place on Monday, 3 June 2019, and was organised by the Ministry of Education with the support of the main partners of digital education in France. This nationwide initiative aims to improve the school climate in France by establishing a truly national approach to the fight against bullying.

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InfoHunter: Improve your media literacy skills and track fake news!

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

Today, a picture or a video can be manipulated in a thousand ways. We can lie on the caption of a photo or on the subtitles of a video and, with editing, we can alter history... So, how can we recognise the truth? How do we know if the content is reliable or not? Where, when, how and why was a photo taken? In an era of "fake news", it has become essential to know how to ask the right questions, how to track details, and to know about the tools that can help to ease this process. InfoHunter, a pedagogical resource from the French Safer Internet Centre (SIC), is a free digital course for teenagers to help them acquire good media literacy reflexes.

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Safer Internet Day 2019 in France: "The screens, the others and myself"

  • Awareness
  • 21/03/2019
  • French Safer Internet Centre

In 2019, Safer Internet Day (SID) was a great opportunity for the French Safer Internet Centre (SIC) Internet Sans Crainte to renew its awareness programme, by catering to its target groups' main needs. This meant developing a campaign dedicated to collecting qualitative data on the target audience's uses of digital devices.

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Safer Internet Day 2019: Point de Contact launches a browser add-on to report harmful content

  • Hotlines
  • 04/03/2019
  • Point de Contact, the French hotline

To mark Safer Internet Day 2019, the French hotline Point de Contact has launched a new browser add-on allowing users to easily report harmful content to the hotline.

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Insafe booth in full swing at IGF 2018

The 13th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) took place from 12-14 November 2018 in Paris, France. This year the conference ran under the overall theme of "The Internet of Trust".

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French youth panel: Combating cyberbullying

  • Awareness
  • 04/09/2018
  • French Safer Internet Centre

In 2018, French awareness centre "Internet sans crainte" held a youth panel about cyberbullying in Meaux, Seine-et-Marne.

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Internet Sans Crainte workshop for GDPR launch

  • Awareness
  • 09/07/2018
  • French Safer Internet Centre

For the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Internet Sans Crainte team, part of the French Safer Internet Centre(SIC), participated in a "celebration of digital freedoms" (fête des libertés numériques).

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Issues and challenges of fighting CSAM in France

  • Hotlines
  • 27/06/2018
  • Association Point de Contact, the French hotline

In the June 2018 edition of the BIK bulletin, we look at hotline trends and issues, hearing also from various members of the INHOPE hotline network. Here, we hear from the French hotline on how it is responding to new challenges.

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Let's go hunting fake news!

  • Awareness
  • 21/03/2018
  • French Safer Internet Centre
On the occasion of Safer Internet Day (SID) 2018, celebrated across the globe on Tuesday, 6 February, the French Safer Internet Centre (SIC) focused on the topical issue of fake news and disinformation on the web.
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