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New study in Nordic and Baltic countries on teenagers' use of online games

  • Awareness
  • 21/10/2019
  • Latvian Safer Internet Centre

Online games play a significant role in young people's lives. In Latvia, almost half (44 per cent) of them admit playing online games at least once a week. Why are children and young people so enthusiastic about online games? How should parents handle this phenomenon? 

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Increased focus on fighting illegal online content in Latvia

  • Awareness
  • 03/07/2019
  • Latvian Safer Internet Centre

In 2019, the number of reports concerning child sexual abuse material (CSAM) received by the hotline of the Latvian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) Drossinternets.lv has grown rapidly.

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Latvia: 16,000 young people take part in "Challenge your grey cells!"

  • Awareness
  • 01/07/2019
  • Latvian Safer Internet Centre

Launched in January 2019 by the Latvian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) Drossinternets.lv, the competition "Challenge your grey cells!" was the second large-scale knowledge test for pupils based on solving practical tasks.

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Wifi's game finale marks Safer Internet Day 2019 in Latvia

  • Awareness
  • 08/03/2019
  • Latvian Safer Internet Centre

The Latvian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) celebrated Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019 by organising the national finale of the "Wifi's game" tournament, launching social media campaign "Сut into root!", announcing a contest for pupils "Challenge your grey cells!", as well as by supporting the organisation of online safety events at schools and libraries across Latvia.

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Latvia – "Wify's Game" on online safety and media literacy

  • Awareness
  • 04/01/2019
  • Latvian Safer Internet Centre

As part of the social campaign "Superheroes on the internet", the Latvian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) (Drossinternets.lv) has developed and issued "Wify's Game", which is the first board game presented to Latvian schools that covers many aspects of using the internet safely and smartly. "Wify's Game" is issued in 3,000 copies and is available to Latvian schools for free.

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"Superheroes on the internet" campaign

  • Awareness
  • 02/01/2019
  • Latvian Safer Internet Centre

The Latvian "Superheroes on the internet" campaign was dedicated to media literacy and children's safety on the internet. As part of it, seminars for teachers and primary schools were organised in five Latvian cities and towns to help them acquire five "super abilities" that enable safe, responsible and meaningful use of the internet.

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Safer Internet Ambassadors Programme in Latvia

  • Awareness
  • 28/12/2018
  • Latvian Safer Internet Centre

Since August 2017, the Latvian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) implements the Safer Internet Ambassadors Programme to educate and inform children, parents and teachers in Latvia's regions about the internet safety more efficiently. 32 Safer Internet Ambassadors are taking an active part in this programme all over Latvia. 

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"Bite Your Finger!" initiative in Latvia

  • Awareness
  • 26/12/2018
  • Latvian Safer Internet Centre

Latvian mobile communications operator BITE, in cooperation with the Latvian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), the State Children Rights Protection Inspectorate, and the State Police implemented an anti-cyberbullying initiative "Bite Your Finger!" to promote responsible use of mobile devices and the internet.

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Online safety and media literacy diagnostic test in Latvia

  • Awareness
  • 21/12/2018
  • Latvian Safer Internet Centre

In April 2018, the Latvian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) organised a comprehensive diagnostic test to assess third and sixth grade pupils' knowledge about online safety, media literacy and critical thinking. In total, 420 schools across Latvia took part in the test, which is more than 60 per cent of all schools in the country.

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Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2018

The UNESCO Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week will take place from Wednesday, 24 October until Wednesday, 31 October 2018. It will feature several major multi-stakeholder activities in Kaunas, Lithuania and in Riga, Latvia, as well as a variety of local events across the world.

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