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Luxembourg SIC launches back to school package

  • Awareness
  • 08/09/2020
  • Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centre

The Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centre (SIC), BEE SECURE, has created and updated a series of training concepts for the new school year.

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#Back2School with Better Internet for Kids (BIK)

As schools across Europe are progressively reopening, the #Back2School with Better Internet for Kids (BIK) campaign will showcase the resources and activities provided by the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) for this season. 

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Top safety tips on TikTok for parents and carers

  • Awareness
  • 13/08/2020
  • Latvian Safer Internet Centre

In recent years, TikTok has become increasingly popular in Latvia among children and teenagers, while adults still know little about this platform. If compared with the likes of Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and so on, the ways in which a child may face online risks on this platform – including cyberbullying – can be different. Latvian mobile operator BITE and the Latvian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) offer basic tips to parents on what they should know and tell their children about the safe use of TikTok, which is a part of initiative against cyberbullying "Bite Your Finger!". 

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ITU publishes 2020 Guidelines on Child Online Protection

On Tuesday, 23 June 2020, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) launched its new 2020 Guidelines on Child Online Protection (COP), a set of recommendations for children, parents, educators, industry and policy makers on how to contribute to the development of a safe and empowering online environment for children and young people. 

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Safety recommendations for distance learning for Portuguese schools

  • Awareness
  • 29/04/2020
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

The Directorate-General for Education from the Portuguese Ministry of Education, in collaboration with the National Cybersecurity Centre and the National Data Protection Commission, have produced a set of recommendations and guidelines for teachers and educators to abide by when using digital technologies to support distance learning.

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Veilig Online goes European

  • Awareness
  • 24/04/2020
  • Belgian Safer Internet Centre

Safely Online (in Flemish, Veilig Online) is a joint initiative from Gezinsbond and Child Focus. It has several interactive modules and focuses mainly on online safety parenting tips. This project will be extended in Europe in the framework of an Erasmus+ project. 

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Making the internet a place of empowerment for children on the autism spectrum

Thursday, 2 April 2020 is World Autism Awareness Day. This event aims to encourage Member States of the United Nations (UN) to raise awareness about people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) throughout the world.

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New awareness campaign on the use of screens in the family

  • Awareness
  • 25/03/2020
  • Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centre

In cooperation with BEE SECURE, the Luxembourgish Ministry of Education has launched an awareness campaign on "The use of screens in the family" which will run until April 2020. The aim of the campaign is to make parents aware of their role in this regard and to provide them with advice on how to use digital media responsibly in the family.

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Safer Internet Day – Encouraging Estonian parents to become digital role models

  • Awareness
  • 20/03/2020
  • Estonian Safer Internet Centre

In February 2020, the Estonian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) coordinated Safer Internet Day (SID) actions in Estonia with various awareness events and the publication of thematic awareness raising materials.

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Massive Open Online Course - "Bullying and Cyberbullying: Prevent & Act"

  • Awareness
  • 18/03/2020
  • 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.

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