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How the EU protects your children online

The EU has put in place several legal measures to protect kids online and is working with Safer Internet Centres across all member countries for a better and safer internet for kids, and everyone else.

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Gezinsbond and Child Focus look back on their participation in the #SaferInternet4EU Awards

At the 2018 edition of the Safer Internet Forum, Belgian organisations Gezinsbond and Child Focus won first prize in the "Organisations" 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, they look back on this experience and how it has enabled them to take their parents' training programme – Veilig Online or Safely Online – further.

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Safer Internet Day 2019 in Germany: United against online hate speech

  • Awareness
  • 15/03/2019
  • 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. 

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European Commission – New measures to keep children safe online

On Tuesday, 5 February 2019, on the occasion of Safer Internet Day (SID), the European Commission announced the next steps in the EU to increase the protection of children and young people on the internet.

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The 2018 Better Internet for Kids and #SaferInternet4EU report is out

The Better Internet for Kids (BIK) and #SaferInternet4EU review of the year 2018 was released on Tuesday, 5 February 2019, 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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Together for a better internet - on Safer Internet Day and beyond!

If it's the second day of the second week of the second month of the year, it means it's Safer Internet Day! Today, over 140 countries across the globe celebrate it in their own way, under the unifying slogan of "Together for a better internet", calling on all stakeholders to join together and play their part in creating a better internet for everyone, in particular for children and young people.

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Safer Internet Forum 2018 a great success

The Safer Internet Forum 2018 took place on Tuesday, 20 November 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Brussels, Belgium. More than 250 people from approximately 40 countries participated in discussions around "The impact of technology on children, young people and society".

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#Dayoffline and the #SaferInternet4EU campaign

  • Awareness
  • 19/10/2018
  • Czech Safer Internet Centre

In 2018, the Czech Safer Internet Centre (SIC) launched the #Dayoffline campaign in partnership with Czech online media portal Flowee, with the aim of raising awareness about screen time addiction among young people.

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Back2School campaign in Portugal

  • Awareness
  • 12/10/2018
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

As part of the European Back2School campaign, and to celebrate the end of the Portuguese "Keep It Cool" summer campaign, the Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) invited all Portuguese users to download its "Back2School" resource pack. The pack provides information promoting safer and healthier behaviours on the internet, addressing all the six topics of the European Back2School campaign, namely sexting, cyberbullying, the Internet of Things (IoT), disturbing online content, fake news and grooming.

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Commissioner Gabriel at the 12th Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online conference

For the 12th International Conference on Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online, Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, released a video message to congratulate the organisers of the event, the Polish and German Safer Internet Centres. She also reaffirmed her commitment to involve all stakeholders – policymakers, civil society organisations, teachers, parents, young people and children themselves – in the challenge to give children and young people the tools to become fully equipped digital citizens.

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