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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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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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All you need to know about the effects of online gaming on teenagers

  • Awareness
  • 18/11/2019
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

In September 2019, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) participated in a round table on addictive behaviours on the topic "Game and screen – Interaction and hazards". 

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Insafe network meets to discuss vulnerable groups online

Today, the Insafe network of European Safer Internet Centres (SICs) begins a two-day training meeting in Heraklion, Greece. The meeting aims to facilitate experience and good-practice sharing across the network on a range of topical online safety issues, while continuing to enhance the collaborative learning community that has developed within the network.

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Thinking critically about pornography, healthy relationships and body image online

  • Awareness
  • 28/05/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Kate Edwards, a former teacher and current Education and Safeguarding Manager at Childnet, looks at Childnet's brand new resource for children aged 11-14, targeting online pornography, healthy relationships and body image online.

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Large-scale research on children's online safety for SID in Greece

  • Awareness
  • 13/02/2019
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

With the pledge that every day will be Safer Internet Day (SID), children, young people, educators, parents and all other stakeholders in Greece participated in the celebration of SID 2019.

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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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Living our best lives: Managing your online wellbeing, Zeminar 2018

  • Youth
  • 11/01/2019
  • Irish Safer Internet Centre

Last week, Webwise once again took to the main stage at Zeminar Youth Conference, an event that focuses on the mental and physical wellbeing of 15-20-year-olds. The one-hour talk, "Living our best lives: Managing your online well-being", was hosted by Stephen Byrne (RTÉ).

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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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COFACE-Families Europe – November 2018 newsletter now published

COFACE-Families Europe has recently published the November edition of its newsletter.

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