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Maltese Safer Internet Centre: COVID-19 resources

The Maltese Safer Internet Centre has published a number of infographics (in English) on staying safe online and how to respond to online risks during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can find them below.

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Safer Internet Day activities in Malta

  • Awareness
  • 17/03/2020
  • Maltese Safer Internet Centre

Safer Internet Day (SID) has become a landmark event in the Maltese online safety calendar. Through the BeSmartOnline! project, the Maltese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) strives to empower and protect children and young people from risks associated with online activity. The aim is to ensure access to a safe online environment and inspire a national discussion about using technology responsibly, respectfully and creatively.

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Social media guidelines for educators

  • Awareness
  • 23/01/2020
  • Maltese Safer Internet Centre

Online communication has become our primary means of communication. While one might enter into lengthy debates about the consequences this has on society, it is undeniable that such communication tools have had an impact on us. The Maltese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has developed guidelines for social media targeted to educators.

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Are children spending too much time online?

  • Awareness
  • 22/01/2020
  • Maltese Safer Internet Centre

It is a well-known fact that media and technology have transformed our lives. For some of us adults, it may even be hard to remember the pre-smartphone age. In this context, it is easy to feel overwhelmed faced with the considerable amount of time children and young people can sometimes spend online. Dunstan Hamilton, Education Officer for Personal, Social and Career Development (PSCD) at the Maltese Safer Internet Centre (SIC), reflects on the topic.

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Online communications – It's all about respect!

  • Awareness
  • 21/01/2020
  • Maltese Safer Internet Centre

Nowadays, children are extremely at ease with digital technologies, the internet and social media platforms. As highlighted in a 2018 study commissioned by the BeSmartOnline! project, Maltese children aged 9-16 spend an average of over three hours per day online. With children being such voracious consumers of online content, it is imperative for them to understand the notion of online respect towards their friends, family, social groups, teachers and schools. 

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Are digital means of communication transforming family relationships?

  • Awareness
  • 17/01/2020
  • Maltese Safer Internet Centre

Dunstan Hamilton, Education Officer for Personal, Social and Career Development (PSCD) at the Maltese Safer Internet Centre (SIC), explores how digital means of communicating are transforming family relationships.

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The positive effects of children's screen time

  • Awareness
  • 15/01/2020
  • Maltese Safer Internet Centre

Out of all the issues related to children and young people's online safety, screen time – and the potentially beneficial or detrimental consequences associated with it – is probably the most debated one. Dunstan Hamilton, Education Officer for Personal, Social and Career Development (PSCD) at the Maltese Safer Internet Centre (SIC), weighs in on the topic.

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The Insafe network attends the Internet Governance Forum – Day 0

The Insafe network held a day 0 event at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Berlin, taking place from Monday, 25 to Friday, 29 November 2019.  The workshop was entitled "How is life in the digital age treating us? Opportunities and risks for people's wellbeing". 

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Safer Internet Day 2019 in Malta by BeSmartOnline!

  • Awareness
  • 12/03/2019
  • Maltese Safer Internet Centre

Tuesday, 5 February 2019 marks Safer Internet Day (SID). It is a day commemorated all over the world. The theme for this year's celebrations is "Together for a better internet". It is a call to action for all stakeholders to join together and play their part in creating a better internet for everyone, and especially for younger users.

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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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