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Legislating on the use of mobile phones in schools – a French story?

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.

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"Childhood in the digital age: Excessive time behind the screens" conference in Romania

  • Awareness
  • 27/09/2019
  • Romanian Safer Internet Centre

According to the latest study conducted by Save the Children Romania for the Romanian Safer Internet Centre, 31 per cent of Romanian children spent less time with their family, friends or doing things for school in order to stay on the internet, and 28 per cent of children say they tried, without succeeding, to spend less time on the internet.

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Study on children's internet use in Romania

  • Awareness
  • 25/09/2019
  • Romanian Safer Internet Centre

Children and adolescents' internet use has both opportunities and risks. Specialists from Romanian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) Save the Children Romania have therefore set out to explore the impact of the use of the internet on children's emotional well-being. 

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Insafe network meets to discuss vulnerable groups online

Today, the Insafe network of European Safer Internet Centres (SICs) begins a two-day training meeting in Heraklion, Greece. The meeting aims to facilitate experience and good-practice sharing across the network on a range of topical online safety issues, while continuing to enhance the collaborative learning community that has developed within the network.

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Safer Internet Day 2019 in Slovenia: Focus on digital parenting

  • Awareness
  • 16/03/2019
  • Slovenian Safer Internet Centre

In Slovenia, the 2019 edition of Safer Internet Day (SID) was dedicated primarily to parents.

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Celebrating Safer Internet Day 2019 in Romania

  • Awareness
  • 13/03/2019
  • 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. 

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New study shows that young people in Austria feel stressed by digital media

  • Awareness
  • 20/02/2019
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

On the 16th international Safer Internet Day, on Tuesday, 5 February 2019, Austrian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) Saferinternet.at has presented the results of their recent study on the topic of "The digital time stress of young people". The insights show how young people deal with smartphones in their daily life.

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Safer Internet Day 2019 – Great celebrations in Greece

  • Awareness
  • 11/02/2019
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

On Tuesday, 5 February 2019, for Safer Internet Day, a big event was organised by the Greek Safer Internet Centre (SIC) at the Greek Ministry of Education, where more than 1,000 participants raised their voices for one message: "Together for a better internet".

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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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