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- German Safer Internet Centre
The school year 2020/2021 will not start like any other. COVID-19 is still the dominating topic and whether a regular operation of schools under special conditions linked to the pandemic will succeed remains to be seen. One thing is already clear however: this year, teachers will have to deal more closely with the topics of digitisation and internet use. The German awareness centre klicksafe therefore offers an overview of materials and services enabling teachers to start the new school year competently and well informed.Read more
- Greek Safer Internet Centre
In Greece, the COVID-19 lockdown pushed children to suddenly increase their internet use for communication learning or entertainment purposes, revealing the lack of information and training on key security issues such as misinformation, protection of personal data, cyber-hygiene, and so on.Read more
- Cyprus Safer Internet Centre
The Cyprus Safer Internet Centre (SIC), for the upcoming school year, arranged a series of actions and programmes to disseminate awareness and provide information, according to the safe and responsible use of the internet, promoting the Back2school campaign, which begins at September.Read more
- Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centre
The Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centre (SIC), BEE SECURE, has created and updated a series of training concepts for the new school year.Read more
- BIK Team
As schools across Europe are progressively reopening, the #Back2School with Better Internet for Kids (BIK) campaign will showcase the resources and activities provided by the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) for this season.Read more
- Belgian Safer Internet Centre
On Wednesday, 4 March 2020, the Belgian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) Child Focus worked with the private sector for the tenth year to raise awareness among fifth and sixth grade children of the importance of the safe use of the internet and social networks through the "Internet Safe and Fun" prevention programme.Read more
- 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.Read more
- Icelandic Safer Internet Centre
For Safer Internet Day 2020, the Icelandic Safer Internet Centre (SIC) planned multiple activities.Read more
- Croatian Safer Internet Centre
On Tuesday, 11 February 2020, Croatia celebrated Safer Internet Day (SID) with a panel discussion for elementary school children, and a series of awareness sessions in schools throughout the country.Read more
- Latvian Safer Internet Centre
On Tuesday, 11 February 2020, Latvia celebrated Safer Internet Day (SID), an international observance in which everybody is invited to reflect on the importance of online safety and how we can contribute to a better internet for children and young people. To mark SID, the Latvian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) organised various activities and events involving pupils, teenagers and adults.Read more