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- Stefania Altieri, Scientix Ambassador
Stefania Altieri, Scientix Ambassador, reflects on the significance of Safer Internet Day, the issues at stake and what role schools can play in shielding the youngest internet users from the most common online issues.Read more
- Maltese Safer Internet Centre
Maltese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) BeSmartOnline! reflects on cyberbullying and in particular on schools' responsibilities to tackle this issue.Read more
- European Commission Joint Research Centre
Stéphane Chaudron, who works on research projects dedicated to Empowering Children Rights and Safety in emerging ICT at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (EC), reflects on the results of the latest study she has contributed to, with Rosanna Di Gioia and Monica Gemo, entitled "Young Children (0-8) and Digital Technology – A qualitative study across Europe".Read more
- Romanian Safer Internet Centre
In Romania, 12,000 students, parents and teachers participated in the "Digital Citizenship Competition – Rights and responsibilities on the internet regarding personal data".Read more
Schools are key environments in which children acquire the necessary skills and competences to navigate throughout the adult world. As such, they carry a heavy responsibility in determining the future of our children. The past few decades have seen a major boom in information and communication technologies, especially with the advent of the internet and wireless devices like smartphones.Read more
- UK Safer Internet Centre
With the imminent introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into force across Europe on Friday, 25 May 2018, many are struggling to understand what this means in practice. Here, Will Earp, Digital Experience Manager at the South West Grid for Learning (one of the partner organisations in the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC)), takes a look at particular considerations for schools.Read more
- Slovenian Safer Internet Centre
299 pupils, 53 teachers and 38 schools from all over Slovenia have participated in this year's annual award competition for schools. This competition has been one of the most popular activities organised for Slovenian schools in recent years.Read more
- BIK Team
In each edition of the BIK bulletin, we look at a topical issue – this month our focus is on "cyberbullying revisited" as we look back at the developments made in recent years in tackling bullying online and highlight some of the latest approaches and resources.Read more
- Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre
As part of our ongoing roundup of Safer Internet Day (SID) 2017 activities across the globe, we hear from the Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre on how it marked the day.Read more
- Ukraine Safer Internet Day Committee
As part of our ongoing roundup of activity across the globe to celebrate the 2017 edition of Safer Internet Day, here we hear from our Ukrainian Safer Internet Day Committee on how they marked the day.Read more