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Safer Internet Forum 2018 a great success

The Safer Internet Forum 2018 took place on Tuesday, 20 November 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Brussels, Belgium. More than 250 people from approximately 40 countries participated in discussions around "The impact of technology on children, young people and society".

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Ireland: Back to school campaign video reaches over 1 million views

  • Awareness
  • 08/11/2018
  • Irish Safer Internet Centre

Webwise Ireland launched its back to school campaign video in late September. The short 2 and a half minute video, #BeInCtrl - A Short Film on Online Grooming was released on social media as a social media campaign. It has been watched 1.2 million times and received over 10,000 shares on Facebook to date.

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Football clubs : a surprising partner in raising awareness about online safety

  • Awareness
  • 30/01/2018
  • Belgian Safer Internet Centre

At the RSCA Anderlecht football club youngsters get more than just a sports training. The club attaches great importance to other aspects of their teenager members' lives. One of these aspects is their safety online: as future football stars, knowing how to present oneself online, is key to future success. 

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Sex Thing - The theatre play that treats its audience as offenders

  • Awareness
  • 26/01/2018
  • Belgian Safer Internet Centre

Child Focus, the Belgian Safer Internet Centre, has launched a new musical theatre show for schools meant to raise awareness about the risks of sexting.

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Sexting.be - A holistic approach to sexting

  • Awareness
  • 26/01/2018
  • Belgian Safer Internet Centre

In Belgium, Child Focus, Sensoa, Jong & Van Zin, Mediawijs and O'kontreir have joined forces to address the issues surrounding sexting, especially in case of 'sexting gone wrong'. The result? Sexting.be, an online portal for everyone who has questions about sexting.

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New resource on how to keep kids safe online

Here on the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal, we're always pleased to hear from different stakeholders on how they contribute to a better and safer internet for children and young people in their own areas of work and activities.

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Online relationships and sexting

An online safety MOOC has been running for a number of weeks now on the European Schoolnet Academy, helping participants to gain a better understanding of the current risks and challenges that young people face when they go online. In the third module of the course, participants have been looking at issues surrounding online relationships, touching upon topics such as online identity, body image, online reputation, and sexting. Here, we provide a brief summary of some of the key issues surrounding sexting in particular.

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Snapchat most used sexting medium in the Netherlands

  • Awareness
  • 28/02/2017
  • Dutch Safer Internet Centre

As part of Safer Internet Day (SID) 2017 activities, the Dutch Safer Internet Centre (SIC) conducted research among 1,000 youngsters aged 12 to 17 and 1,000 parents on the topic of sexting.

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Latest helpline trends: Quarter 3, 2016

The Insafe network of helplines collects data about the types of calls that they receive and this is analysed every three months to look at trends and new and emerging issues.

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Sexting gone wrong: trust is key in preventing secondary sexting

  • Awareness
  • 18/10/2016
  • Belgian Safer Internet Centre

In the latest helpline data report, sexting was the fifth reported reason why teenagers contacted the Insafe network of helplines. We hear more about this topic from our Belgian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), Child Focus.

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