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Content with tag online gaming .

Discussing a greener internet and cybercrime at the Lisbon Games Week

  • Awareness
  • 29/01/2020
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

From Thursday, 21 until Sunday, 24 November 2019, the Portuguse Safer Internet Centre (SIC), through its consortium organisation, the Instituto Português do Desporto e Juventude (IPDJ), attended the Lisbon Games Week, the biggest event on video games, gaming, gamification, eSports and educational games in Portugal.

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Workshops on video games – Risks, benefits and strategies

  • Awareness
  • 27/01/2020
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

On Thursday, 28 November 2019, the Instituto Português do Desporto e Juventude (IPDJ) organised a workshop on "Video Games and eSports – Features, risks, benefits and strategies" in Coimbra, Portugal. 

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Exploring online sexual violence and misogyny in gaming at the Safer Internet Forum

On Thursday, 21 November 2019, the Safer Internet Forum (SIF) took place in Brussels, Belgium. With a theme of "From online violence to digital respect", it also celebrated 20 years of safer/better internet funding by the European Commission. Below, read the summary of a deep dive session on online sexual violence and misogyny in gaming, led by Lavinia McLean, Head of the Department of Humanities at the Technological University Dublin.

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"Flip the consultation", a dialogue led by youth at Safer Internet Forum 2019

On Thursday, 21 November 2019, the Safer Internet Forum (SIF) took place in Brussels, Belgium. With a theme of "From online violence to digital respect", it also celebrated 20 years of safer/better internet funding by the European Commission. Below, read the summary of the "flipped consultation" the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Panel 2019 held.

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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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11 things parents and carers should know about loot boxes

  • Awareness
  • 29/10/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Parents and carers may have seen stories about "loot boxes" in the news in the last few weeks. The UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has written this article to lay out all of the key information about loot boxes, what they mean for young people and their online safety, and what you can do to encourage safe and responsible usage.

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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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A parent's guide to Fortnite

  • Awareness
  • 01/02/2019
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

Online game Fortnite has raised great concerns among Greek parents over the past year due to the strong success of the game with children and young people.

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