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Content with tag online safety .

Supporting children's digital literacy from kindergarten – a priority for schools

  • Awareness
  • 17/12/2018
  • European Commission Joint Research Centre

Stéphane Chaudron, who works on research projects dedicated to Empowering Children Rights and Safety in emerging ICT at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (EC), reflects on the results of the latest study she has contributed to, with Rosanna Di Gioia and Monica Gemo, entitled "Young Children (0-8) and Digital Technology – A qualitative study across Europe".

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Speech therapy digital tools in Romania

  • Awareness
  • 14/12/2018
  • Romanian Safer Internet Centre

Logopedia, the first digital education platform for both hearing and speech impaired children and professionals working with them, moves its content to Timlogo.ro, the largest logopedics platform in Romania that supports the speech therapy of people with speech disorders.

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Romania: Regional seminars on children's online safety

  • Awareness
  • 07/12/2018
  • Romanian Safer Internet Centre

Between May and June 2018, Save the Children Romania organised regional seminars on "Child protection and participation in the online environment", in collaboration with the Ministry of National Education, the National Authority for Child Protection and Adoption, and the General Police Inspectorate. 

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Celebrating World Television Day

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 marks the United Nations' World Television Day. For the occasion, we'll be looking at an example of successful cooperation between Safer Internet Centres (SICs) and public TV broadcasters: the "Own It" programme developed by the BBC in partnership with the UK SIC.

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German Youth Panel creates a flyer for youngsters to "stay safe and survive online"

The klicksafe Youth Panel published its flyer "How to Stay Safe and Survive Online" in July 2018. It consists in a complete set of concrete, tried-and-true tips for digital life and survival based on the youth panellists' personal experiences as teenagers online.

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Cypriot cycling champion Antria Christoforou rides for online safety

  • Awareness
  • 31/10/2018
  • Cypriot Safer Internet Centre

In Cyprus, in the framework of a Helpline and Hotline 1480 promotional campaign, Olympic athlete Antri Christoforou "enjoys her online routes with safety and responsibility", sending an awareness-raising message to children, adolescents and parents on the ethical and safe use of the internet. 

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"Iene Miene Media" 2018 study on media education of young children

  • Awareness
  • 26/10/2018
  • Dutch Safer Internet Centre

In the Netherlands, 45 per cent of parents think that children learn by watching videos on their smartphone or tablet by themselves, while that is not the case. That is what the 2018 "Iene Miene Media" research shows. 

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Spletno oko – Eighth conference on child sexual abuse online in Slovenia

  • Hotlines
  • 18/10/2018
  • Spletno oko, the Slovenian hotline

On Thursday, 27 September 2018, the eighth annual Spletno oko conference on  child sexual abuse online took place. This year's theme was "Treatment of e-abuses of children: from theory to practice".

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Insafe network meets to discuss the impact of technology on individuals and society

Today, the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) begins a two-day training meeting in Manchester, UK. 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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Irish hotline ISPAI Hotline.ie publishes its 2017 annual report

  • Hotlines
  • 15/10/2018
  • ISPAI Hotline.ie, the Irish hotline

The Internet Service Providers Association of Ireland (ISPAI) Hotline.ie has released its 2017 annual report. The trends indicate an increase both in the quantity and severity of the reported materials.

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