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Encouraging kind and respectful communication online for Safer Internet Day 2020

Safer Internet Day (SID) 2020 is fast approaching. On Tuesday, 11 February 2020, we will be millions around the globe, united to inspire positive change online. 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. A fundamental objective of the day is to engage all stakeholders in a concerted effort to encourage respectful interactions online, especially among the youngest users.

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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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Training for trainers on "Useful, creative and safe use of the internet by children" in Romania

  • Awareness
  • 01/10/2019
  • Romanian Safer Internet Centre

In the beginning of 2019 – between Monday, 14 January and Friday, 18 January – the Romanian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) Ora de Net team organised a training for trainers coming from Teaching Staff Houses from all over the country on children's internet use, to prepare them to deliver successful trainings to the teachers of their respective counties. 

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Safer Internet Day 2019 in Denmark: Digital rights and GDPR for young people

  • Awareness
  • 11/03/2019
  • Danish Safer Internet Centre

On Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019, the Danish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) raised awareness about young people's digital rights, by releasing a new online magazine "Persondata-hva'-for-noget?" ("GDPR-what?").

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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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Latvia – "Wify's Game" on online safety and media literacy

  • Awareness
  • 04/01/2019
  • Latvian Safer Internet Centre

As part of the social campaign "Superheroes on the internet", the Latvian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) (Drossinternets.lv) has developed and issued "Wify's Game", which is the first board game presented to Latvian schools that covers many aspects of using the internet safely and smartly. "Wify's Game" is issued in 3,000 copies and is available to Latvian schools for free.

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"Bite Your Finger!" initiative in Latvia

  • Awareness
  • 26/12/2018
  • Latvian Safer Internet Centre

Latvian mobile communications operator BITE, in cooperation with the Latvian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), the State Children Rights Protection Inspectorate, and the State Police implemented an anti-cyberbullying initiative "Bite Your Finger!" to promote responsible use of mobile devices and the internet.

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Back2School campaign in Portugal

  • Awareness
  • 12/10/2018
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

As part of the European Back2School campaign, and to celebrate the end of the Portuguese "Keep It Cool" summer campaign, the Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) invited all Portuguese users to download its "Back2School" resource pack. The pack provides information promoting safer and healthier behaviours on the internet, addressing all the six topics of the European Back2School campaign, namely sexting, cyberbullying, the Internet of Things (IoT), disturbing online content, fake news and grooming.

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Online behaviour award competition for primary school pupils in Slovenia

  • Awareness
  • 06/09/2018
  • Slovenian Safer Internet Centre

The Slovenian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), SAFE.SI, organised an award competition for primary school pupils in the school year 2017/18. The pupils participated with fine arts, comics and videos. On 30 May 2018, the winners were invited to a final event in Ljubljana.

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SID 2017 in Slovenia: Live video show "Cool manners online"

  • Awareness
  • 08/03/2017
  • Slovenian Safer Internet Centre

As part of our ongoing roundup of activity across the globe to celebrate the 2017 edition of Safer Internet Day (SID), here we hear from our colleagues at the Slovenian Safer Internet Centre on how they marked the day with a live video show.

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