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Content with tag gaming .

Discussing a greener internet and cybercrime at the Lisbon Games Week

  • Awareness
  • 29/01/2020
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

From Thursday, 21 until Sunday, 24 November 2019, the Portuguse Safer Internet Centre (SIC), through its consortium organisation, the Instituto Português do Desporto e Juventude (IPDJ), attended the Lisbon Games Week, the biggest event on video games, gaming, gamification, eSports and educational games in Portugal.

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Workshops on video games – Risks, benefits and strategies

  • Awareness
  • 27/01/2020
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

On Thursday, 28 November 2019, the Instituto Português do Desporto e Juventude (IPDJ) organised a workshop on "Video Games and eSports – Features, risks, benefits and strategies" in Coimbra, Portugal. 

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Digital education – Gaming for good

  • Awareness
  • 08/01/2020
  • French Safer Internet Centre

In order to introduce young people to coding and to the digital culture, the French Safer Internet Centre (SIC) produced "Code-Décode", a set of gamified educational resources.

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All you need to know about the effects of online gaming on teenagers

  • Awareness
  • 18/11/2019
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

In September 2019, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) participated in a round table on addictive behaviours on the topic "Game and screen – Interaction and hazards". 

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11 things parents and carers should know about loot boxes

  • Awareness
  • 29/10/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Parents and carers may have seen stories about "loot boxes" in the news in the last few weeks. The UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has written this article to lay out all of the key information about loot boxes, what they mean for young people and their online safety, and what you can do to encourage safe and responsible usage.

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A parent and carer's Guide to "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite"

  • Awareness
  • 07/08/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Three years after Pokémon Go was released, the game's creators have released a new game set in the magical world of Harry Potter. The UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC) share their advice on how to ensure children use it safely.

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Webinar on gaming for young Europeans

  • Youth
  • 02/06/2017
  • BIK Team

On Tuesday, 23 May 2017, a new youth webinar titled "How do YOUth game? Youth perspectives on the benefits of gaming" brought together youth panellists from the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) in Europe to learn more about gaming. 

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How do YOUth game? Youth perspectives on the benefits of gaming

  • Youth
  • 12/05/2017
  • BIK Team

Youth panellists from the Insafe network's national youth panels are invited to participate in a new webinar focusing on gaming. Taking place on Tuesday, 23 May 2017 from 17:00 CEST, the webinar is part of a wider elearning programme that aims to empower youth and provide them with the necessary knowledge and skills to be responsible digital citizens, able to benefit from meaningful participation and involvement in discussions that matter to them.

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Event in the Italian Parliament marks Safer Internet Day 2017

How can politics intervene in preventing cyberbullying? Do you wake up at night to check your phone? Are you listening to YouTubers' suggestions? Do you think that the internet will be a safer place in 2017?

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MMORPGs: What parents need to know…

  • Awareness
  • 18/01/2017
  • German Safer Internet Centre

Children and adolescents love to spend their free time with games on their PCs, smartphones or consoles. The strong-selling strategy-gaming apps Clash Royale and Clash of Clans are particularly popular among children (mainly boys) in Germany. What fascinates them about these games and what should parents be aware of?

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