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- Irish Safer Internet Centre
Webwise's newest education programme, "HTML Heroes: An introduction to the internet" has received the European Media Literacy Award for most educative media literacy project, this week at the European Media Literacy Conference in Brussels. The award ceremony was presented by Giuseppe Abbamonte, Director for Media Policy at the European Commission's DG Connect.Read more
- Portuguese Safer Internet Centre
The Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) commemorated Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019 by promoting a series of activities and resources. The planning started early to organise an event called "Online for human rights" which encountered a wide audience, both among the general public and among policymakers who have an influence on the internet governance sphere in the country. As Thorbjorn Jagland, the Secretary General for the Council of Europe put it, "hate speech has become one of the most common forms of intolerance and xenophobia in Europe today (…) When the unacceptable starts to be accepted, becomes "the norm", there is a true threat to human rights".Read more
- Estonian Safer Internet Centre
We consume online services more and more, and the skills to consume and shape these services knowledgeably are becoming more and more important. Children learn to use new technologies faster than adults as they are born into a world where the internet and smart devices are a natural part of life. Supporting the development of media and digital competences enables children and youngsters to participate in the digital society positively and respectfully.Read more
- Anarestan, the Iranian Safer Internet Day Committee
The international Safer Internet Day (SID) was celebrated in Iran for the second time, on Tuesday, 5 February 2019. The main event, organised by Anarestan (Amin SMD Co.), was attended by Mr. Khosrow Saljooghi, Executor of Support program of developing kids' cyberspace services as part of Iran's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.Read more
- SELMA project
Hate speech is increasingly common on social media; but that does not make it any less problematic. A recent study released by the SELMA (Social and Emotional Learning for Mutual Awareness) project shows how online hate speech has become an inevitable part of young people's daily experiences online, with education and awareness-raising efforts on the topic lagging behind. To complement existing initiatives to regulate, monitor or report online hate speech, a more pro-active answer is needed.Read more
- German Safer Internet Centre
On Monday, 11 February 2019, the European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Mariya Gabriel, as well as film director and #SaferInternet4EU Ambassador Wim Wenders were invited by the German Safer Internet Centre (SIC) klicksafe to a school visit at the John-Lennon School in Berlin.Read more
- Stefania Altieri, Scientix Ambassador
Stefania Altieri, Scientix Ambassador, reflects on the significance of Safer Internet Day, the issues at stake and what role schools can play in shielding the youngest internet users from the most common online issues.Read more
- BIK Team
On Tuesday, 5 February 2019, on the occasion of Safer Internet Day (SID), the European Commission announced the next steps in the EU to increase the protection of children and young people on the internet.Read more
- BIK Team
The Better Internet for Kids (BIK) and #SaferInternet4EU review of the year 2018 was released on Tuesday, 5 February 2019, on the occasion of Safer Internet Day (SID). It gives an extensive summary of the activities undertaken under the BIK umbrella and in the framework of the #SaferInternet4EU campaign.Read more
- BIK Team
Safer Internet Day (SID) is drawing closer, and people in more than 140 countries around the world are planning their activities in preparation for the big day (Tuesday, 5 February 2019). The campaign's slogan, "Together for a better internet", is a call to action for all stakeholders to join together and play their part in creating a better internet for everyone. Parents, carers, teachers and educators have a key role in this regard, as they are responsible for educating children and young people to the potential and risks of the digital world.Read more