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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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Internet Safe and Fun – An awareness initiative in partnership with industry

  • Awareness
  • 30/04/2020
  • Belgian Safer Internet Centre

On  Wednesday, 4 March 2020, the Belgian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) Child Focus worked with the private sector for the tenth year to raise awareness among fifth and sixth grade children of the importance of the safe use of the internet and social networks through the "Internet Safe and Fun" prevention programme. 

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Social media guidelines for educators

  • Awareness
  • 23/01/2020
  • 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.

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Online communications – It's all about respect!

  • Awareness
  • 21/01/2020
  • Maltese Safer Internet Centre

Nowadays, children are extremely at ease with digital technologies, the internet and social media platforms. As highlighted in a 2018 study commissioned by the BeSmartOnline! project, Maltese children aged 9-16 spend an average of over three hours per day online. With children being such voracious consumers of online content, it is imperative for them to understand the notion of online respect towards their friends, family, social groups, teachers and schools. 

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"Sometimes things just fall into place" – Nina Jelen on her participation in the #SaferInternet4EU Awards

  • Awareness
  • 31/10/2019
  • Nina Jelen, winner of the 2018 #SaferInternet4EU Awards' "Teachers" category

At the 2018 edition of the Safer Internet Forum (SIF), Nina Jelen, a Slovenian elementary school teacher, won first prize in the "Teachers" category of the #SaferInternet4EU Awards; an initiative launched by Commissioner Mariya Gabriel as part of a year-long campaign to support children, young people, parents, teachers, and other EU citizens to become empowered and responsible digital users. One year later, Nina looks back on this experience and how it has changed her career – and her life!

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Safer Internet Day 2019 in the Czech Republic

  • Awareness
  • 22/03/2019
  • Czech Safer Internet Centre

In the Czech Republic, the CZ.NIC association – used Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019 to introduce its new project, aimed at preserving children's online safety. The CZ.NIC association has been acting as a coordinator of the Czech Safer Internet Centre (SIC) since 1 January 2019. The Czech helpline is operated by partner organisation, the Safety Line. CZ.NIC will continue to operate the Czech hotline STOPonline.cz, which received a record number of reports in 2018.

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Safer Internet Day 2019 in France: "The screens, the others and myself"

  • Awareness
  • 21/03/2019
  • French Safer Internet Centre

In 2019, Safer Internet Day (SID) was a great opportunity for the French Safer Internet Centre (SIC) Internet Sans Crainte to renew its awareness programme, by catering to its target groups' main needs. This meant developing a campaign dedicated to collecting qualitative data on the target audience's uses of digital devices.

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Distribution of educational material for Safer Internet Day 2019 in Iceland

  • Awareness
  • 20/03/2019
  • Icelandic Safer Internet Centre

Under the 2019 Safer Internet Day (SID) slogan "Together for a better internet", the Icelandic Safer Internet Centre (SIC) organised several activities to celebrate the day.

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Safer Internet Day 2019 in the UK: "Our internet, our choice"

  • Awareness
  • 19/03/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

In the United Kingdom, the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC) marked Safer Internet Day (SID) by mobilising people across the country "Together for a better internet" and explore how a better internet starts with each and every one of us.

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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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