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14th international conference "Keeping children and young people safe online" – Take part in the workshops!

  • Awareness
  • 18/09/2020
  • Polish Safer Internet Centre

Young people's use of YouTube; the dilemma between participation and protection when it comes to children on social media; efforts to tackle online hate speech… These are only a few of the selected topics to be discussed during the online workshops organised on Thursday, 1 and Friday, 2 October 2020, during the 14th international conference devoted to children's safety online.

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Back to school 2020: well prepared with klicksafe

  • Awareness
  • 08/09/2020
  • German Safer Internet Centre

The school year 2020/2021 will not start like any other. COVID-19 is still the dominating topic and whether a regular operation of schools under special conditions linked to the pandemic will succeed remains to be seen. One thing is already clear however: this year, teachers will have to deal more closely with the topics of digitisation and internet use. The German awareness centre klicksafe therefore offers an overview of materials and services enabling teachers to start the new school year competently and well informed.

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FSM's role of self-regulation under NetzDG

  • Hotlines
  • 04/09/2020
  • FSM, the German hotline

The Voluntary Self-Regulation for Multimedia Service Providers (FSM), German hotline, was recognised by the Federal Office of Justice as the first institution of regulated self-regulation under the Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG) fulfilling the prerequisites of independence and proper transparent procedure.

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Dickpics, porn stickers, dirty talk – Sexual harassment online

  • Awareness
  • 29/06/2020
  • German Safer Internet Centre

Sexual messages, pictures and videos reach young people online every day. Without the consent of the recipient, this must be classified as sexual harassment. As in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic communication has shifted to the digital space even more, the German Awareness Centre klicksafe offers advice for those affected and recommends that children and young people should be made aware of sexual border violations in the digital world in an age-appropriate manner. 

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Looking back on SID 2020 and the Youth Pledge for a Better Internet

  • Youth
  • 28/05/2020
  • Kathrin Morasch, BIK Youth Ambassador

In February 2020, Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Ambassador Kathrin Morasch participated in Safer Internet Day (SID) celebrations at the European Commission (EC) to introduce the Youth Pledge for a Better Internet, along with five fellow youth panellists. Below, she looks back on her experience.

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German Safer Internet Centre: COVID-19 resources

The German Safer Internet Centre has set up a page with information (in German) for parents and teachers on how to stay safe online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the page on: https://www.klicksafe.de/corona/

Below you can find an outline of the articles and resources published on the page organised by topic.

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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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Germany – Safer Internet Day campaign on "Idols online"

  • Awareness
  • 27/03/2020
  • German Safer Internet Centre

The German Awareness Centre klicksafe proudly looks back on a very successful Safer Internet Day (SID) in the country. In 2020, more than 240 events took place across Germany, focusing on a variety of different online safety topics.

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New guide on sexting for #EndChildSexAbuseDay

  • Hotlines
  • 16/01/2020
  • FSM, the German hotline

On the European Day Against the Sexual Exploitation and Abuse of Children (18 November) the two hotlines of FSM and eco within the German Safer Internet Centre (SIC) published an online guide about sexting. 

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