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SIC+ countries meet to discuss awareness raising and youth participation

Global participants in the SIC+ programme recently took part in a webinar to share experiences and good practices relating to awareness raising and youth participation in online safety issues. The Insafe and INHOPE networks launched the SIC+ initiative with the aim of extending and replicating the successful Safer Internet Centre (SIC) model beyond Europe.

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Building online safety capacity with the SIC+ programme

The Insafe and INHOPE networks have launched a new capacity-building initiative, the SIC+ programme, to share experiences and expertise acquired within the development of the European Safer Internet Centre model with colleagues across the globe.

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The 2019 Better Internet for Kids and #SaferInternet4EU report is out

The Better Internet for Kids (BIK) and #SaferInternet4EU review of the year 2019 was released on Tuesday, 11 February 2020, on the occasion of Safer Internet Day (SID). It gives an extensive summary of the activities undertaken under the BIK umbrella and in the framework of the #SaferInternet4EU campaign.

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Latest helpline trends: Quarter 3, 2019

The Insafe network of helplines collects data about the types of calls that they receive and this is analysed every three months to look at trends and new and emerging issues.

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Estonian Safer Internet Summer Camp seminar for children and youth

  • Awareness
  • 19/09/2019
  • Estonian Safer Internet Centre

From 27-29 August 2019, the Estonian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) arranged, together with partners, a three-day summer-seminar-camp in Nelijärve Holiday Centre. The camp was targeted at children and youth who were interested in speaking on a variety of topics related to the digital world, and supporting conscious and safe behaviour of their peers and younger people on the internet.

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Advice for schools on responding to online challenges

  • Awareness
  • 28/06/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Online challenges and crazes have become a key trend to be aware of when supporting and educating young people about how to stay safe online. Challenges come in many forms and can involve upsetting, harmful or viral content. Over the last few years we have seen a range of online challenges. Some, such as the ASL Ice Bucket Challenge and the No Makeup Selfie, can promote and raise money for great causes. However, other challenges such as "pain challenges", and "Neck Nominate" videos can harm young people and adults who take part. It is important that – whether a challenge is rumoured or real – educators have the tools they need and are ready to deal with such challenges and are able to support young people.

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BEE SECURE awareness-raising work and materials on cyberbullying

  • Awareness
  • 30/03/2017
  • Luxembourg Safer Internet Centre
Safer Internet Centres (SICs) across Europe exist to promote a safer and better use of the internet and mobile technologies among children and young people. Here, the Luxembourgish SIC shares information on some of its services, resources and campaigns to help combat cyberbullying.
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Privacy – Danish Safer Internet Centre releases third spot in its SID 2017 video campaign

  • Awareness
  • 06/03/2017
  • Danish Safer Internet Centre

The Danish Safer Internet Centre has continued its Safer Internet Day 2017 campaign activities with the release of the third and final video spot in a series of three.

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SID press conference in Luxembourg

  • Awareness
  • 06/02/2017
  • Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centre

This morning, BEE SECURE organised a press conference to promote Safer Internet Day (SID) 2017 in Luxembourg, one day in advance of the big day. We hope to generate a great deal of recognition of SID 2017 within the general public with the support of the national press and media.

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Growing Up Digital – new report in England

The Children's Commissioner for England launched a new report in early January 2017 which is a culmination of the work of a "Growing Up Digital" task force. The task force is calling for three interventions from the government in order to ensure that children and young people are fully prepared for a digital life.

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