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- 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.Read more
"Sometimes things just fall into place" – Nina Jelen on her participation in the #SaferInternet4EU Awards
- 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!Read more
- 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.Read more
- 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.Read more
- 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.Read more
- 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.Read more
- 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".Read more
- German Safer Internet Centre
#lauteralshass (#louderthanhate) was the motto of the 2019 Safer Internet Day (SID) activities of the German Safer Internet Centre (SIC) klicksafe.Read more
- Slovak Safer Internet Centre
Safer Internet Day 2019 was celebrated in Slovakia with a focus on regulating excessive use of digital devices such as mobile phones, tablets, laptops and other devices surrounding us on a daily basis. To mark the day, the project Bezinternetu.sk ("without the internet" in Slovak) was launched and introduced to representatives of the public and media.Read more
- Lithuanian Safer Internet Centre
The 2019 Safer Internet Day (SID) celebrations took place on Tuesday, 5 February 2019. The campaign's slogan, "Together for a better internet", was a call for all countries involved to invite stakeholders to join together and play their part in creating a better internet for everyone, and especially for younger users.Read more