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- Maltese Safer Internet Centre
Online communication has become our primary means of communication. While one might enter into lengthy debates about the consequences this has on society, it is undeniable that such communication tools have had an impact on us. The Maltese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has developed guidelines for social media targeted to educators.Read more
- Greek Safer Internet Centre
Today, more than ever, our data is extensively shared – both willingly and unwillingly – through our electronic devices, mobile phones, downloaded applications, gadgets, smartwatches, games, and so on. Our data is collected, from known and unknown sources, all around us.Read more
- Danish Safer Internet Centre
"The victim is never to blame" – this was the conclusion from an agreeing panel when the Me-dia Council for Children and Young People, Centre for Digital Youth Care and Save the Children Denmark marked the launch of a new book and project on image sharing without consent.Read more
- 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.Read more
- Danish Safer Internet Centre
- 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.Read more
- Jacqueline Beauchere, Microsoft Chief Online Safety Officer
On Monday, 4 February 2019, the 2020 Smarter Internet for Kids Agenda took place in Milan, Italy, gathering many different stakeholders to discuss the priority areas affecting young people online. Microsoft participated in the event to hear the ideas and view the work of dozens of teens, and to promote digital civility, safer and healthier online interactions among all people. During the event, the youth also presented 16 goals to mark 16 years of Safer Internet Day.Read more
- Estonian Safer Internet Centre
Henry Jakobson, Estonian Dad and blogger, explains how he strives to reconcile his activity as a family blogger, while also trying to protect his online privacy and safety, and most importantly, his children's.Read more
COFACE-Families Europe has recently published the October edition of its newsletter.Read more
- UK Safer Internet Centre
With the imminent introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into force across Europe on Friday, 25 May 2018, many are struggling to understand what this means in practice. Here, Will Earp, Digital Experience Manager at the South West Grid for Learning (one of the partner organisations in the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC)), takes a look at particular considerations for schools.Read more