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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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Mass media and its influence on stereotypes

  • Awareness
  • 23/01/2019
  • Maltese Safer Internet Centre

The impact of the stereotypes spread in the media is very serious on teenagers, both males and females, and it can have long-lasting consequences. The Maltese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) describe this issue and the activities they carry out to fight the negative influence of stereotypes on children and teenagers.

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Tackling cyberbullying in Maltese schools

  • Awareness
  • 21/01/2019
  • Maltese Safer Internet Centre

Maltese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) BeSmartOnline! reflects on cyberbullying and in particular on schools' responsibilities to tackle this issue.  

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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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Childwebalert hotline conference with social workers and police

  • Hotlines
  • 24/12/2018
  • Maltese Safer Internet Centre

The Childwebalert hotline within Agenzija Appogg organised, in collaboration with the BeSmartOnline! Project, a two-day seminar on 28 and 29 May 2018. The aim of this seminar was to give social workers, members of the Malta Police Force and members of the Psychosocial Team within the National School Support Services, an outline of the Childwebalert service. 

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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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