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10 years of 360 Degree Safe in the UK

  • Research
  • 31/03/2020
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

The UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC) recently published their latest 360 Degree Safe review. This analysis of data from 360 Degree Safe draws from the self-review data of more than 11,000 schools across the country. This allows the UK SIC to consider the "state of the nation" in relation to online safety policy and practice in English schools, as well as allowing to reflect on 10 years of 360 Degree Safe, and the data it collects.

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Portuguese children and young people among the most confident in using the internet

  • Awareness
  • 10/03/2020
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

The results of the European study "EU Kids Online 2020" were released on Tuesday, 11 February 2020, for the Safer Internet Day. In the article below, the Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) analyses the results obtained by Portuguese children and young people.

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Safer Internet Day study reveals that Greek children don't discuss online safety with parents

  • Awareness
  • 02/03/2020
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

Parents need to supervise their children's online habits and foster a relationship of trust; only then can we achieve greater protection for underage users in the digital world. This fact is highlighted in a new survey, conducted by the Greek Safer Internet Centre (SIC), with the support of the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs (F15/152679/167587/D1) in late 2019. 

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Financial sextortion study in young boys and adolescents

  • Research
  • 24/01/2020
  • Dutch Safer Internet Centre

The Dutch helpline for child sexual abuse, Helpwanted.nl, is conducting a study on financial sextortion. This study is financed by the Stiching Achmea Slachtoffer en Samenleving (SASS) (in English, Achmea Foundation: Victim and Society) and is carried out in cooperation with Slachtofferhulp Nederland (in English, Victim Support the Netherlands).

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New study on children sexually abused by female offenders

  • Hotlines
  • 15/01/2020
  • ECPAT Sweden, the Swedish hotline

There is a discrepancy between the prevalence of female offenders in child sexual abuse material, and the notably low number of cases against female offenders in the Swedish courts. There is a risk that society turns a blind eye towards an entire group of sexually abused children.

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Polish parents know little about their children's internet use

  • Research
  • 18/12/2019
  • Polish Safer Internet Centre

How much time does your child spend online? This – among dozens of others – was the question that researchers from NASK, a public Polish research institute based in Warsaw, asked thousands of parents and school children. Below, Filip Konopczyński shares the study's main highlights.

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Managing toddlers' first contact with smart devices

  • Awareness
  • 17/12/2019
  • Estonian Safer Internet Centre

Increasingly, children's environments are very media oriented, and they are starting to use smart devices at an ever-younger age. Elina Nevski, lecturer at Tallinn University School of Educational Sciences, explains precisely why digital devices can be beneficial or detrimental to toddlers' development, and how parents can make the most of it.

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Four thought-provoking results from the EU Kids Online 2018 Estonian survey

  • Awareness
  • 27/11/2019
  • Estonian Safer Internet Centre

The Estonian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) shares a piece written by two members of the Estonian EU Kids Online research team at the Institute of Social Studies of the University of Tartu – Marit Sukk, doctoral student, and Maria Murumaa-Mengel, Social Media Lecturer.

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Latvian survey on parents' attitudes towards cyberbullying

  • Awareness
  • 25/11/2019
  • Latvian Safer Internet Centre

In Latvia, the "Bite Your Finger" campaign is organised by the Latvian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), mobile operator BITE, the Latvian Child Helpline 116111, the State Inspectorate for Protection of Children's Rights and the state police. As part of this campaign, a survey was conducted in the country about parents' perceptions of cyberbullying and its consequences on the children victims of it.

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New study in Nordic and Baltic countries on teenagers' use of online games

  • Awareness
  • 21/10/2019
  • Latvian Safer Internet Centre

Online games play a significant role in young people's lives. In Latvia, almost half (44 per cent) of them admit playing online games at least once a week. Why are children and young people so enthusiastic about online games? How should parents handle this phenomenon? 

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