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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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IGF 2019 - Tackling online hate speech is a multi-stakeholder responsibility

On Thursday, 28 November 2019, the Insafe network hosted a workshop at the annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Berlin, in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection of Germany, on the topic of online hate speech. During the session, around 90 participants and high-level speakers discussed what more can be done to tackle hate speech online. 

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The Insafe network attends the Internet Governance Forum – Day 0

The Insafe network held a day 0 event at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Berlin, taking place from Monday, 25 to Friday, 29 November 2019.  The workshop was entitled "How is life in the digital age treating us? Opportunities and risks for people's wellbeing". 

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Discussing online wellbeing and hate speech at the Internet Governance Forum

Monday, 25 November 2019 marks the start of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Berlin, Germany. This year, an Insafe delegation will host two workshops; one on opportunities and risks of digital technologies for people's wellbeing and one on hate speech.

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