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In the spotlight: Safer Internet Centres in Estonia and Finland

As part of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Quality Assurance Programme (QAP), the Insafe-INHOPE Coordination Teams are jointly conducting a set of ten country visits to national Safer Internet Centres (SICs) to better understand what is happening in the Member States: monitoring emerging issues and challenges, identifying good practices to be shared, and harvesting the results of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) policy. Exchange of good practices and identifying further opportunities for collaboration was also the focus of a cluster meeting organised between the Safer Internet Centres in Estonia and Finland on 9-10 December 2019, hosted at the Sofia Future Farm in Helsinki.

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Discussing the European Strategy for a Better Internet for Children

From Monday, 11 to Wednesday, 20 May 2020, COFACE Families Europe is marking the International Day of Families 2020 by hosting Digital Citizenship Breakfast Bytes, a series of eight 90-minute online sessions (from 9:30-11:00 CET) aiming to increase critical thinking and understanding of the digital world. Named "European Safer Internet Strategy post-2020: key trends and priorities", the Breakfast Byte of Wednesday, 13 May 2020 focused on the European Strategy for a Better Internet for Children, which is currently under revision.

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In the spotlight: Safer Internet Centre Belgium

As part of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Quality Assurance Programme (QAP), the Insafe-INHOPE Coordination Teams are jointly conducting a set of ten country visits to national Safer Internet Centres (SICs) to better understand what is happening in the Member States: monitoring emerging issues and challenges, identifying good practices to be shared, and harvesting the results of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) policy. From 5-6 December 2019, the Safer Internet Centre in Belgium was visited, bringing together a group of diverse stakeholders and SIC consortium partners at the Child Focus office in Brussels.

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Exploring online sexual violence and misogyny in gaming at the Safer Internet Forum

On Thursday, 21 November 2019, the Safer Internet Forum (SIF) took place in Brussels, Belgium. With a theme of "From online violence to digital respect", it also celebrated 20 years of safer/better internet funding by the European Commission. Below, read the summary of a deep dive session on online sexual violence and misogyny in gaming, led by Lavinia McLean, Head of the Department of Humanities at the Technological University Dublin.

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Looking into sexual violence against men and boys at the Safer Internet Forum 2019

On Thursday, 21 November 2019, the Safer Internet Forum (SIF) took place in Brussels, Belgium. With a theme of "From online violence to digital respect", it also celebrated 20 years of safer/better internet funding by the European Commission. Below, read the summary of a deep dive session on the issue of sexual violence against men and boys, led by Nick Dunne, Psychosexual Therapist at Brook.

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A look back at the keynote session "From online violence to digital respect" at SIF 2019

On Thursday, 21 November 2019, the Safer Internet Forum (SIF) took place in Brussels, Belgium. With a theme of "From online violence to digital respect", it also celebrated 20 years of safer/better internet funding by the European Commission. Below, read the summary of the keynote session led by Thordis Elva, Icelandic writer, speaker and journalist.

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Latest helpline trends: Quarter 3, 2019

The Insafe network of helplines collects data about the types of calls that they receive and this is analysed every three months to look at trends and new and emerging issues.

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Insafe network meets to discuss the implications of artificial intelligence for children's online safety

Today, the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) begins a two-day training meeting in Ljubljana, Slovenia. This event is an opportunity for members of the network to share experience and good practice. Participants will learn more about the latest research around artificial intelligence and machine learning, while also discussing parenting for a digital future.

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Looking back on the June 2019 Insafe Training Meeting

  • Awareness
  • 02/07/2019
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

The Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) participated in the latest Insafe Training Meeting, held in Crete, Greece, from Wednesday, 12 to Friday, 14 June 2019.

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Advice for schools on responding to online challenges

  • Awareness
  • 28/06/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Online challenges and crazes have become a key trend to be aware of when supporting and educating young people about how to stay safe online. Challenges come in many forms and can involve upsetting, harmful or viral content. Over the last few years we have seen a range of online challenges. Some, such as the ASL Ice Bucket Challenge and the No Makeup Selfie, can promote and raise money for great causes. However, other challenges such as "pain challenges", and "Neck Nominate" videos can harm young people and adults who take part. It is important that – whether a challenge is rumoured or real – educators have the tools they need and are ready to deal with such challenges and are able to support young people.

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