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Digital literacy workshop at Portuguese-Speaking Countries Community meeting

  • Awareness
  • 20/08/2019
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

The Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) took part in a gathering of Portuguese-Speaking Countries Community in July 2019, and held a workshop on digital citizenship and digital literacy.

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Portuguese initiative INCoDe.2030 presented at EuroDIG 2019

  • Awareness
  • 15/07/2019
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

In June 2019, in the Hague, Netherlands, the Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (PT SIC) was invited to participate in the EuroDIG 2019 workshop "Transforming skills to meet innovation challenges".

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Safer Internet Day 2019 in Portugal: Online for human rights

  • Awareness
  • 18/03/2019
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

The Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) commemorated Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019 by promoting a series of activities and resources. The planning started early to organise an event called "Online for human rights" which encountered a wide audience, both among the general public and among policymakers who have an influence on the internet governance sphere in the country. As Thorbjorn Jagland, the Secretary General for the Council of Europe put it, "hate speech has become one of the most common forms of intolerance and xenophobia in Europe today (…) When the unacceptable starts to be accepted, becomes "the norm", there is a true threat to human rights".

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Portugal – Youth competition on online safety on social networks

  • Youth
  • 07/03/2019
  • João Pedro Martins, BIK Youth Ambassador

DECO, the Portuguese Association for Consumer Protection, with the support of Google Portugal, is promoting NET Viva e Segura (2nd Edition), a national initiative that invites the educational community to produce videos to demonstrate the importance of engaging in social networks safely and while being aware of privacy challenges.

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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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SID 2018 – Celebrating 10 years of Safer Internet in Portugal

  • Awareness
  • 26/03/2018
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

Safer Internet Day (SID) was celebrated on Tuesday, 6 February 2018 right across the globe. In Portugal, the day marked a double celebration as the Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (PT SIC) also used the event to mark the project's first 10 years of activity.

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Celebrating a decade of the Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

  • Awareness
  • 10/01/2018
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

The end of 2017 marked a decade of operation for the Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC). Over those years, the number of initiatives and resources has grown, along with the number of local and national partnerships that have been established in aiming to create a safer and better internet for Portugal's children and young people. Here, the Portuguese SIC team revisit some of the key moments of its 10th year.

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Critical thinking must be taught, improved and tested

  • Awareness
  • 29/06/2017
  • João Pedro Martins, Youth Ambassador

The topical issue of fake news is the focus for the June 2017 edition of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin. As always in the work we do in creating a safer and better internet, gaining the perspectives of young people is essential, especially on new and emerging issues. Here, João from Portugal shares his thoughts.

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Portuguese Safer Internet Centre launches new accessible resources

  • News
  • 04/11/2016
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

The next edition of Safer Internet Day (SID) will take place on Tuesday, 7 February 2017 with a theme of ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet'. As we get closer to the date, we're happy to hear from both the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) in Europe and global Safer Internet Day Committees about their initiatives to raise awareness of the campaign. Here, we hear from our Portuguese Safer Internet Centre.

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Are you ready to join the ciberspace battle?

  • Awareness
  • 21/06/2016
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre
To celebrate the recent Children's Day in Portugal, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), part of the Portuguese Safer Internet Centre, developed a mini game in video format.
 
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