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Bridging the digital divide in Malta

  • Awareness
  • 28/01/2019
  • Maltese Safer Internet Centre

The Maltese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) reflects on the importance and risks posed by the digital divide, in particular regarding the daily life of older generations, as well as the activities undertaken to remedy this problem.

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Screen time do's and don'ts

  • Awareness
  • 03/01/2019
  • Maltese Safer Internet Centre

Screen time has, since the inception of television, been cited by parents and educators as being an issue among children and youth. The proliferation of tablets and smartphones seems to have rekindled such worries, particularly in view of the fact that unlike TVs, these powerful devices are portable. The situation is further exasperated by the myriad of activities available through such devices such as; socialising, particularly through social networking sites and messaging services as well as  entertainment through media streaming and games.

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Raising parental awareness of image sharing on SID 2018

  • Awareness
  • 18/03/2018
  • Maltese Safer Internet Centre

Safer Internet Day (SID) was recently celebrated right across the globe. Read on to find out more about how the Maltese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) celebrated the day.

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The different types of internet user

  • Awareness
  • 25/01/2018
  • Maltese Safer Internet Centre

In today's world, one often hears about addictions, such as drugs, alcohol and cigarettes. However, addiction can be demonstrated to exist even where no substance, legal or illegal, is present. The list of addictions today also includes internet addiction.

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Is having access to the internet a human right?

  • Awareness
  • 22/01/2018
  • Maltese Safer Internet Centre

So many people in certain parts of the world enjoy access to the internet, using it both for entertainment as well as for information exchange. The internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that enables billions of devices to be connected worldwide. 

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Education and hate speech

  • Awareness
  • 19/01/2018
  • Maltese Safer Internet Centre

Here, the Maltese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) considers the issue of hate speech and the importance of educational programmes in helping to combat it.

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Digital citizenship and digital literacy – essential skills for today's world

  • Awareness
  • 16/01/2018
  • Maltese Safer Internet Centre

Today's youth generation appears to engage with all things that are digital without any effort at all, since they are born in an interactive world based on texting, mobile internet and social networking. Since much of the interaction in the digital world happens at a distance, students and adults alike are sometimes not aware of the cause and effect of their behaviour online. Perceived anonymity online also makes it easier for people to participate in unethical, and sometimes illicit, behaviours. Thus, it would be appropriate to say that this interactive world requires new codes of conduct so that people behave in an ethical and responsible way online.

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Dealing with online risks

  • Awareness
  • 11/01/2018
  • Liam, student and Maltese Youth Panel Member

Here, Liam, a student and member of the Maltese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) Youth Panel, shares his views on dealing with online risks, especially for the protection of younger internet users.

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