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- Austrian, German and Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centres
A MOOC – massive open online course – is an online course with open access via the web. Saferinternet.at (part of the Austrian Safer Internet Centre), klicksafe (part of the German Safer Internet Centre), and BEE SECURE (part of the Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centre) have developed a free "Safer internet MOOC" in German. Called SIMOOC, it shows teachers how to use the internet safely in the classroom.Read more
- Polish and German Safer Internet Centres
Video materials from the 11th International Conference "Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online" are now available online. Taking place in in Warsaw, Poland on 19-20 September 2017, and jointly organised by the Polish and German Safer Internet Centres (SICs), more than 500 professionals took part in the event to learn more about the biggest safety threats on the internet, as well as the latest trends and possibilities for using new technologies by children and young people.Read more
- Insafe network
Today, the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) begins a two-day training meeting in Berlin, Germany. The meeting aims to facilitate experience and good-practice sharing across the network on a range of topical eSafety issues, while continuing to enhance the collaborative learning community that has developed within Insafe. Open Space Technology will be used during the meeting as a method of encouraging interaction and debate.Read more
- German Safer Internet Centre
In order to explore a new approach to combatting (cyber)bullying, the German Awareness Centre klicksafe and the multi-level programme Conflict-CULTURE teamed up to develop a new teaching material.Read more
- German Safer Internet Centre
The German Safer Internet Centre (SIC) celebrated Safer Internet Day (SID) 2017 with a variety of activities. All over the country, more than 240 registered SID events took place on 7 February, ranging from high-level conferences (including Federal Ministries) to individual workshops in schools and libraries.Read more
- BIK team
For the tenth time already, experts from all over Europe have gathered to discuss both the biggest safety threats on the internet, as well as the latest trends and possibilities for using new technologies by children and young people.Read more
- Youth Ambassadors
On the occasion of Safer Internet Day (SID) 2016, we asked our youth panellists how they would be marking the day. Here, Helen, Julia and Leonie, from a grammar school in Ladenburg, Germany, tell us about their plans.Read more
Insafe resources: Das Digitale Universum Ihrer Kinder/The Digital Universe of Your Children - German version
- BIK Coordination Team
European Schoolnet (host organisation of Insafe), together with Liberty Global, has created an animation aimed at educating parents on children's safety online: The Digital Universe of Your Children. Here, the resource has been translated into German.Read more