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Distribution of educational material for Safer Internet Day 2019 in Iceland

  • Awareness
  • 20/03/2019
  • Icelandic Safer Internet Centre

Under the 2019 Safer Internet Day (SID) slogan "Together for a better internet", the Icelandic Safer Internet Centre (SIC) organised several activities to celebrate the day.

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Celebrating Safer Internet Day in Iceland

  • Awareness
  • 25/03/2018
  • Icelandic Safer Internet Centre

For the celebration of Safer Internet Day 2018, the Icelandic Safer Internet Centre (SIC) planned multiple activities, all with focus on this year's slogan: "Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you".

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Young children's media use and parents' attitudes in Iceland

  • Awareness
  • 27/02/2018
  • Icelandic Safer Internet Centre

With the ever-increasing role of internet connected devices in the daily lives of people during recent years, the need has grown for research on media use of the youngest children. Smartphones and tablets have become common and tablets are preferred by little fingers. The aim of this study was to provide an overview of the media use of 0-to-8 year olds in Iceland and their parents' attitudes towards that use.

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Safer internet for sixth graders in Reykjavík

  • Awareness
  • 30/08/2016
  • Icelandic Safer Internet Centre

Home and School and SAFT (the Icelandic Safer Internet Centre (SIC)) have received funding from both the public and private sector to visit each and every sixth grade in Reykjavík for the last two years to deliver talks on safe internet use. Children aged 10-11 in 34 schools have been visited, with an estimated 3,000 children reached.

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General guidelines for smartphone use in schools

  • Awareness
  • 15/08/2016
  • Icelandic Safer Internet Centre

In 2015, Home and School and SAFT (the Icelandic Safer Internet Centre (SIC)) published general guidelines for smartphone use in schools. In recent years, it's become more and more common for children to own their own smartphones and take them to school.

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News for kids: reporting on safer internet issues

  • News
  • 04/08/2016
  • BIK team

Iceland's National Radio – RÚV (the Icelandic equivalent of the BBC) has added a new programme to its schedule called News for Kids. The programme's hosts report on various events and issues in society which are important to children, presenting them in a clear and easy-to-understand manner.

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Positive outreach to parents: spend more time with your teenagers!

  • News
  • 25/07/2016
  • Icelandic Safer Internet Centre

The SAMAN-Group (TOGETHER-group) is an interdisciplinary group of people working on young people and prevention, including social workers and representatives of various NGOs. One of the group's main purposes is to promote positive messages to parents about their role as their children's educators with an emphasis on families spending time together.

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Youth representatives attend national meeting on actions against violence

  • Youth
  • 22/07/2016
  • Icelandic Safer Internet Centre

Members of the youth panel of the Icelandic Safer Internet Centre (SIC) were given the opportunity to take part in a national meeting on actions against violence last January, hosted by the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Ministry of Social Welfare and Housing. 

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"Why don't you do us all a huge favour and kill yourself." Peer-to-peer training on online hate speech

  • Youth
  • 18/07/2016
  • Icelandic Safer Internet Centre

Home and School and SAFT (the Icelandic Safer Internet Centre (SIC)) have been the national coordinator for the No Hate Speech Movement in Iceland since 2013. Various activities and events have been conducted as part of the campaign, such as attending games of the national football team and handing out No Hate material, hosting a game for young people on Instagram, writing newspaper articles, visiting teenagers in schools and raising awareness on hate speech, sending a No Hate poster to every school in the country and getting the SIC youth panel actively involved.

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A magazine on safe internet use

  • Awareness
  • 14/07/2016
  • Icelandic Safer Internet Centre

Home and School and SAFT (the Icelandic Safer Internet Centre (SIC)) have recently signed an agreement with Vodafone regarding the publication of a special magazine on the responsible and positive internet use of children and young people and other educational resources. 

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