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The positive effects of children's screen time

  • Awareness
  • 15/01/2020
  • Maltese Safer Internet Centre

Out of all the issues related to children and young people's online safety, screen time – and the potentially beneficial or detrimental consequences associated with it – is probably the most debated one. Dunstan Hamilton, Education Officer for Personal, Social and Career Development (PSCD) at the Maltese Safer Internet Centre (SIC), weighs in on the topic.

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FamiNum, a digital coach for families

  • Awareness
  • 10/01/2020
  • French Safer Internet Centre

After launching a large digital parenting survey during Safer Internet Day 2019, French Safer Internet Centre (SIC) "Internet sans Crainte" ("Internet Without Fear") has created a new dedicated family-centred resource to promote good digital practices at home.

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Polish parents know little about their children's internet use

  • Research
  • 18/12/2019
  • Polish Safer Internet Centre

How much time does your child spend online? This – among dozens of others – was the question that researchers from NASK, a public Polish research institute based in Warsaw, asked thousands of parents and school children. Below, Filip Konopczyński shares the study's main highlights.

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Looking back on the June 2019 Insafe Training Meeting

  • Awareness
  • 02/07/2019
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

The Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) participated in the latest Insafe Training Meeting, held in Crete, Greece, from Wednesday, 12 to Friday, 14 June 2019.

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Safer Internet Day 2019 in France: "The screens, the others and myself"

  • Awareness
  • 21/03/2019
  • 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.

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COFACE-Families Europe – January 2019 newsletter now published

COFACE-Families Europe has recently published the January 2019 edition of its newsletter.

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A parent's guide to Fortnite

  • Awareness
  • 01/02/2019
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

Online game Fortnite has raised great concerns among Greek parents over the past year due to the strong success of the game with children and young people.

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Screen time do's and don'ts

  • Awareness
  • 03/01/2019
  • Maltese Safer Internet Centre

Screen time has, since the inception of television, been cited by parents and educators as being an issue among children and youth. The proliferation of tablets and smartphones seems to have rekindled such worries, particularly in view of the fact that unlike TVs, these powerful devices are portable. The situation is further exasperated by the myriad of activities available through such devices such as; socialising, particularly through social networking sites and messaging services as well as  entertainment through media streaming and games.

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"Iene Miene Media" 2018 study on media education of young children

  • Awareness
  • 26/10/2018
  • Dutch Safer Internet Centre

In the Netherlands, 45 per cent of parents think that children learn by watching videos on their smartphone or tablet by themselves, while that is not the case. That is what the 2018 "Iene Miene Media" research shows. 

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Back to school resources from SaferInternet4Kids.gr

  • Awareness
  • 14/09/2017
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

On the occasion of the new school year, the Greek Safer Internet Centre (SIC) wishes health, progress and success to all in the educational community. Here, the SIC tells of its new resources launched to coincide with children and young people heading back to school after the long summer break.

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