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Czech Republic – Online course for children on digital footprint

  • Awareness
  • 17/10/2019
  • Czech Safer Internet Centre

In September 2019, the Czech Safer Internet Centre (SIC), in cooperation with the National Cyber and Information Security Authority, launched an online course called "Digital Footprint", intended primarily for children aged 10-13. This interactive game focuses on online privacy and associated social phenomena such as personal data abuse, sexting, digital privacy or cyberbullying.

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Italian Safer Internet Centre presents educational programmes at Fair Didacta Italy

  • Awareness
  • 14/10/2019
  • Italian Safer Internet Centre

The second edition of Fair Didacta Italy, the most important education trade fair in the country, took place in Florence from 9-11 October 2019. The fair aims to promote debate on the world of education among institutions, associations and entrepreneurs, and provides a meeting place between schools and companies in the sector. The Italian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), Generazioni Connesse, was present to promote its work.

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The story of Forky or how YouTubers make money with fear

  • Awareness
  • 02/10/2019
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

A spoon or a fork? In Toy Story 4, "Forky" is a sympathetic figure, but was recently used by prominent YouTubers to spark fear among children.

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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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BIK bulletin: focus on positive online content

In each edition of the BIK bulletin, we look at a topical issue – this September 2019, on the occasion of the Positive Online Content Awareness Month, we delve into positive online content: what it is, why it is necessary, how children (aged 0-12) can benefit from it, and how its production and mainstreaming can be facilitated to reach as many users as possible. In doing so, the present BIK bulletin will feature the perspectives of the different groups that have a stake in positive online content: young people, parents and carers, teachers and other educational staff, content producers, policy makers and the research community.

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Study on children's internet use in Romania

  • Awareness
  • 25/09/2019
  • Romanian Safer Internet Centre

Children and adolescents' internet use has both opportunities and risks. Specialists from Romanian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) Save the Children Romania have therefore set out to explore the impact of the use of the internet on children's emotional well-being. 

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Portuguese Safer Internet Centre looks back on summer campaign activities

  • Awareness
  • 23/09/2019
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

The Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) had a very busy summer, campaigning on digital parenting and providing important recommendations on the importance of getting to know the digital world for parents with children aged 0-8. 

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New back to school educational resources from Greek Safer Internet Centre

  • Awareness
  • 20/09/2019
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

The Greek Safer Internet Centre is celebrating the start of the new school year by publishing new digital material for every educational grade, on the SaferInternet4Kids platform. The "Back to school 2019" package can be used as a tool in the classroom or at home to strengthen children's knowledge of how to navigate safely online.

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Addressing the challenges of digital parenting in the era of big data

  • Awareness
  • 18/09/2019
  • Andra Siibak, Professor of Media Studies at the University of Tartu

Parenthood has undergone a transformation in today's digital and data-oriented society. Many gadgets offer the option of monitoring, analysing, saving and even sharing our offsprings' development, behaviour or movement online. Although many believe that technological aids make the challenging tasks of parenting slightly easier, active use of digital gadgets has brought about a completely new problem – datafication of childhoods. Andra Siibak, Professor of Media Studies at the University of Tartu, reflects on the implications these trends are currently having on parenting.

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Promoting online safety education for younger children with an ON-LINE ZOO colouring book

  • Awareness
  • 17/09/2019
  • Czech Safer Internet Centre

Over the course of this year, the CZ.NIC Association has been organising discussions for children at primary schools and libraries focusing on the ON-LINE ZOO story book. As younger schoolchildren love to draw and paint pictures, the Association has now also prepared a colouring book in the style of the original story book.

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