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Safer Internet Day in Bulgaria – Launch of the #YouAreTheHero campaign

  • Awareness
  • 15/02/2019
  • Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre

The Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) and the youth media Teen Station launched a campaign promoting positive online behaviour and countering hate speech online and cyberbullying on Tuesday, 5 February 2019, at Bulgaria‘s main event celebrating Safer Internet Day (SID).

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Austria celebrates Safer Internet Day 2018

  • Awareness
  • 06/03/2018
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

Safer Internet Day (SID) was celebrated on Tuesday, 6 February 2018 right across the globe. With a theme of "Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you", the day called upon all stakeholders to join together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially for children and young people. Find out how the Austrian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) marked the day.

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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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Positive online content: An interview with M Schmalzried (COFACE)

  • Awareness
  • 27/09/2017
  • BIK Team, Martin Schmalzried

"Positive online content isn't some sort of digital nanny: in order to make the most of it, parents and carers should explore it with their kids."

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11th International Conference "Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online" is fast approaching

  • Awareness
  • 05/07/2017
  • Polish and German Safer Internet Centres

For the eleventh time already, experts from all over Europe will gather 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. The 11th International Conference "Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online" will take place on 19-20 September 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. The event is jointly organised by the Polish and German Safer Internet Centres (SICs).

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Intervention against chain messages

  • Awareness
  • 10/11/2016
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

For a while now, and especially since kids in primary schools have been using smartphones widely, gruesome chain messages spread by kids has become a relevant topic in trainings for those aged 8-11 years. Such chain messages are designed to be spread among kids, with every message stating that it should be sent to at least 10 other kids. Presently in Austria, most chain messages are spread by kids via WhatsApp.

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