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- Estonian Safer Internet Centre
We consume online services more and more, and the skills to consume and shape these services knowledgeably are becoming more and more important. Children learn to use new technologies faster than adults as they are born into a world where the internet and smart devices are a natural part of life. Supporting the development of media and digital competences enables children and youngsters to participate in the digital society positively and respectfully.Read more
- Dutch Safer Internet Centre
On Tuesday, 5 February 2019, Safer Internet Day (SID) was celebrated in the Netherlands. For the occasion, the Dutch Safer Internet Centre (SIC) looked forward to seeing the results of their research project on the attitudes of parents of children aged 12-17 towards their children's use of digital devices published.Read more
- Point de Contact, the French hotline
Dealing with harmful content such as child sexual abuse material or online terrorist propaganda is not an easy task. Harmful content may affect all those who are exposed to it in their professional capacity. All organisations dedicated to handle and process such content must safeguard the well-being of their staff.Read more
- Luxembourg Safer Internet Centre
On Tuesday, 5 February 2019, the Luxembourg Safer Internet Centre (SIC) BEE SECURE celebrated Safer Internet Day (SID) for the 16th time. By organising numerous activities and events before, during and after SID to promote online safety, BEE SECURE implemented this year's slogan "Together for a better Internet".Read more
- Jacqueline Beauchere, Chief Online Safety Officer at Microsoft
For Safer Internet Day 2019, Microsoft released a new research showing that people around the world, and in particular in the United States, Germany, France and Belgium, are reportedly experiencing increased levels of online civility.Read more
- Austrian Safer Internet Centre
On the 16th international Safer Internet Day, on Tuesday, 5 February 2019, Austrian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) Saferinternet.at has presented the results of their recent study on the topic of "The digital time stress of young people". The insights show how young people deal with smartphones in their daily life.Read more
- Greek Safer Internet Centre
With the pledge that every day will be Safer Internet Day (SID), children, young people, educators, parents and all other stakeholders in Greece participated in the celebration of SID 2019.Read more
- UK Safer Internet Centre
The most widely acknowledged concern among parents is exposure of their children to online pornography according to recent research. A collaborative study was conducted with the University of Plymouth by South West Grid for Learning, as part of its work within the UK Safer Internet Centre.Read more
- Latvian Safer Internet Centre
In April 2018, the Latvian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) organised a comprehensive diagnostic test to assess third and sixth grade pupils' knowledge about online safety, media literacy and critical thinking. In total, 420 schools across Latvia took part in the test, which is more than 60 per cent of all schools in the country.Read more
- German Safer Internet Centre
With a high-level event on 28 November 2018, the Pedagogical Media Research Centre Southwest mpfs (Medienpädagogischer Forschungsverbund Südwest) celebrated the 20 year anniversary of the JIM study (Jugend, Information, Medien – Youth, Information, Media). The representative, long-term study has been mapping the media use of young people (12 to 19 years old) in Germany each year since 1998.Read more