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New surveys on Greek young people's online behaviours and risks

  • Awareness
  • 10/09/2020
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

The Greek Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has recently published a new scientific article entitled "Understanding the online behaviour and risks of children: results of a large-scale national survey on 10-18 year olds". The paper includes the results of two large scale surveys that have been conducted the last two years in 900 Greek schools, among 27,000 students aged 10-18. 

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Back to school in Greece: educational booklets for all age groups

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

In Greece, the COVID-19 lockdown pushed children to suddenly increase their internet use for communication learning or entertainment purposes, revealing the lack of information and training on key security issues such as misinformation, protection of personal data, cyber-hygiene, and so on. 

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Investigating the dynamics of illegal online activity

  • Hotlines
  • 01/09/2020
  • SafeLine, the Greek hotline

In order to shed light on the operations of SafeLine and its seventeen years of successful operation as a member of INHOPE, the Greek Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has published a research paper about the power of reporting illegal activity online, the dark web and the related legislation. 

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Adapting online safety messages during the COVID-19 pandemic in Greece

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

Τhe coronavirus pandemic and resulting lockdown has brought many changes to the way adults and children in Greece use the internet, as well as the need for new online safety messages. Find out how the Greek Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has responded to the crisis.

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The power of likes through the eyes of Greek SIC's Youth Panel

  • Youth
  • 12/06/2020
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

Teenagers and adults are constantly bombarded with images depicting "perfect" bodies, faces, products and relationships, making them feel inadequate and urging them to have similar lifestyles.

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Focus on body image and influencers' impact on teenagers for SID 2020 in Greece

  • Awareness
  • 09/04/2020
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

In Greece, the 2020 edition of Safer Internet Day (SID) has been one of the most successful yearly events thanks to everyone's support and excitement. More people than ever have expressed their support, participated in events organised either by the Greek Safer Internet Centre (SIC) or in schools and municipalities using material provided by the SIC. 

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Greek Safer Internet Centre: COVID-19 resources

The Greek Safer Internet Centre has published a number of articles and resources (in Greek) on staying safe online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below you can find them organised by topic.

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Greece – Focus on the impact of social media on young people for Safer Internet Day

  • Awareness
  • 06/03/2020
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

The impact of influencers on teenagers and how their psychology is changed by what they see on social media has been at the centre of the seventeeth celebration of Safer Internet Day (SID) in Greece. 

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Safer Internet Day study reveals that Greek children don't discuss online safety with parents

  • Awareness
  • 02/03/2020
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

Parents need to supervise their children's online habits and foster a relationship of trust; only then can we achieve greater protection for underage users in the digital world. This fact is highlighted in a new survey, conducted by the Greek Safer Internet Centre (SIC), with the support of the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs (F15/152679/167587/D1) in late 2019. 

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Child protection – Faced with similar challenges, Greece and Italy join forces

  • Hotlines
  • 17/01/2020
  • Telefono Azzuro, the Italian hotline

The cooperation between Greece and Italy on the protection of children through actions and initiatives was the leading theme of the event held on 22 October 2019 at the Italian Cultural Institute in Athens, promoted by The Smile of the Child and Telefono Azzurro.

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