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Insafe booth in full swing at IGF 2018

The 13th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) took place from 12-14 November 2018 in Paris, France. This year the conference ran under the overall theme of "The Internet of Trust".

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New UK resources on consent online for Safer Internet Day

  • Awareness
  • 13/11/2018
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

The UK Safer Internet Centre has created a range of new educational resources to support educators for Safer Internet Day 2019 which is taking place on Tuesday, 5 February.

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Tracking online habits of children in Greece

  • Awareness
  • 12/11/2018
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

The Greek Safer Internet Centre and the Greek Ministry of Education are carrying out a large survey on children's habits online. The results will be presented for the occasion of Safer Internet Day 2019.

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Cypriot cycling champion Antria Christoforou rides for online safety

  • Awareness
  • 31/10/2018
  • Cypriot Safer Internet Centre

In Cyprus, in the framework of a Helpline and Hotline 1480 promotional campaign, Olympic athlete Antri Christoforou "enjoys her online routes with safety and responsibility", sending an awareness-raising message to children, adolescents and parents on the ethical and safe use of the internet. 

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World Mental Health Day – Young people and mental health in a changing world

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, is World Mental Health Day. Launched in 1992 by the World Health Organisation (WHO), this initiative seeks to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world. This year's theme is "Young people and mental health in a changing world". 

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Microsoft study shows teens are looking to parents for help with online issues

Microsoft's latest study, called "Civility, Safety and Interaction Online – 2018", shows an encouraging development in online safety. Indeed, there has been a stark increase in the numbers of teenagers turning to their parents and other trusted adults to solve online problems. 

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The Pacific's approach towards cybersecurity

  • Awareness
  • 18/05/2018
  • Fiji Safer Internet Day Committee

Safer Internet Day (SID) was celebrated on Tuesday, 6 February 2018 right across the globe, joining together a community of organisations all committed to making the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially for children and young people. Here we hear from the Fiji Safer Internet Day Committee on their ongoing cybersecurity activities.

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Microsoft's teen Council for Digital Good at one year: Learning, sharing and growing

Microsoft is a supporter of Safer Internet Day, the annual celebration of creating a safer and better internet for children and young people across the globe, and frequently launches new research and initiatives in support of the campaign. Last October, we reported on the establishment of Microsoft's Council for Digital Good. Here, Jacqueline Beauchere, Chief Online Safety Officer at Microsoft, reports on the success of its teen council after one year of operation.

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SID 2018: Profiling the generation of native internet users

  • Awareness
  • 17/04/2018
  • João Pedro Martins, Youth Ambassador

On the occasion of Safer Internet Day (SID) 2018, we asked our Youth Ambassadors how they would be marking the day and contributing to the theme of "Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you". Here, João Pedro Martins from Portugal tells us about his actions in raising awareness with youth in his country.

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Russia celebrates SID as part of Safe Runet Week

  • Awareness
  • 28/03/2018
  • Russian Safer Internet Centre

In Russia, Safer Internet Day events were held in the framework of the traditional Safe Runet Week. Dating back to 2008, Safe Runet Week has now become a key online safety event in the country's calendar.

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