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- BIK Team
The French government recently adopted, under the supervision of Minister of National Education Jean-Michel Blanquer, a law prohibiting the use of smartphones in elementary and middle schools. Below, the French Safer Internet Centre (SIC) reviews the law, its implementation, and answers some practical questions parents and teachers may have, while at the same time reflecting on the effectiveness and relevance of such a measure.Read more
- Italian Safer Internet Centre
The second edition of Fair Didacta Italy, the most important education trade fair in the country, took place in Florence from 9-11 October 2019. The fair aims to promote debate on the world of education among institutions, associations and entrepreneurs, and provides a meeting place between schools and companies in the sector. The Italian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), Generazioni Connesse, was present to promote its work.Read more
- BIK Team
In each edition of the BIK bulletin, we look at a topical issue – in the March 2019 edition, we focus on media literacy. According to medialit.org, media literacy provides a framework to access, analyse, evaluate and create messages in a variety of forms – from print, to video, to the internet. Media literacy builds an understanding of the role of media in society as well as essential skills of inquiry and self-expression necessary for the citizens of a democracy.Read more
- Czech Safer Internet Centre
In the Czech Republic, the CZ.NIC association – used Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019 to introduce its new project, aimed at preserving children's online safety. The CZ.NIC association has been acting as a coordinator of the Czech Safer Internet Centre (SIC) since 1 January 2019. The Czech helpline is operated by partner organisation, the Safety Line. CZ.NIC will continue to operate the Czech hotline STOPonline.cz, which received a record number of reports in 2018.Read more
- Croatian Safer Internet Centre
Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019 was widely celebrated throughout Croatia, which is the result of a broad and concerted national effort to educate all internet users about online safety.Read more
- French Safer Internet Centre
In 2019, Safer Internet Day (SID) was a great opportunity for the French Safer Internet Centre (SIC) Internet Sans Crainte to renew its awareness programme, by catering to its target groups' main needs. This meant developing a campaign dedicated to collecting qualitative data on the target audience's uses of digital devices.Read more
- Icelandic Safer Internet Centre
Under the 2019 Safer Internet Day (SID) slogan "Together for a better internet", the Icelandic Safer Internet Centre (SIC) organised several activities to celebrate the day.Read more
- Slovenian Safer Internet Centre
In Slovenia, the 2019 edition of Safer Internet Day (SID) was dedicated primarily to parents.Read more
- Lithuanian Safer Internet Centre
The 2019 Safer Internet Day (SID) celebrations took place on Tuesday, 5 February 2019. The campaign's slogan, "Together for a better internet", was a call for all countries involved to invite stakeholders to join together and play their part in creating a better internet for everyone, and especially for younger users.Read more
- Romanian Safer Internet Centre
Save the Children Romania, the national coordinator of the Safer Internet Centre (SIC), celebrated Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019 by organising a public press event entitled "Internet and children's emotional wellbeing". It took place on Tuesday, 5 February 2019 in Bucharest, and brought together representatives of institutions that aim to protect children both online and offline, representatives of companies, psychologists, teachers, children, school counselors and other specialists.Read more