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- Greek Safer Internet Centre
In Greece, the COVID-19 lockdown pushed children to suddenly increase their internet use for communication learning or entertainment purposes, revealing the lack of information and training on key security issues such as misinformation, protection of personal data, cyber-hygiene, and so on.Read more
- Portuguese Safer Internet Centre
The National Plan for Preventing and Combating Bullying and Cyberbullying was launched in October 2019 by the Portuguese Ministry of Education. Entitled "A School Without Bullying. A School Without Violence", this plan aims to provide educational communities with a series of instruments that may help them prevent and combat efficiently these forms of violence, especially among the youngest.Read more
Registration for the SELMA Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) "Hacking hate – How to empower young people to understand and disrupt online hate" is open. Starting on 16 September 2019, it will target teachers, school leaders, social and youth workers, parents and anyone interested in the topic.Read more
Social Media Literacy for Change – helping teachers develop a social media literacy strategy in school
- sml4change team
This spring, media literacy is on everyone's lips. With the first edition of the European Media Literacy Week taking place from 18 to 22 March 2019, the Social Media Literacy for Change project is delighted to be part of the European landscape of media literacy initiatives aiming to help European citizens in general and young people in particular, become active, creative and well-informed citizens of the digital world.Read more
- BIK Team
On the occasion of European Cybersecurity Month (ECSM), celebrated in October, a learning event for teachers in Europe, called "Get Cyber Skilled", will be hosted on the eTwinning platform. The initiative is a partnership between the European Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT) in the European Commission, and European Schoolnet.Read more
- BIK Team
To coincide with this year's Safer Internet Day celebrations on Tuesday, 6 February 2018, a new edition of the Online Safety MOOC (massive open online course) for teachers, ICT administrators and school counsellors will launch on the European Schoolnet Academy portal, developed in collaboration with the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres.Read more
- Austrian, German and Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centres
A MOOC – massive open online course – is an online course with open access via the web. Saferinternet.at (part of the Austrian Safer Internet Centre), klicksafe (part of the German Safer Internet Centre), and BEE SECURE (part of the Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centre) have developed a free "Safer internet MOOC" in German. Called SIMOOC, it shows teachers how to use the internet safely in the classroom.Read more