NEWS

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New SuperErrori mini-series raises eSafety awareness in Italy

  • Awareness
  • 06/10/2017
  • Italian Safer Internet Centre

The Italian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), Generazioni Connesse, has launched a new campaign which aims to raise awareness of eSafety issues among Italian youth and parents.

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Positive online content approaches across Europe

As our first Positive Online Content Campaign (POCC) Awareness Week draws to a close, today we focus on national positive online content initiatives as led by the network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) across Europe. Here, we hear from a few of our SICs on their work in this area and how they've celebrated the campaign.

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EuroDIG 2017: Together we come up with the best ideas

  • Awareness
  • 15/06/2017
  • Dalia, Estonian youth panellist

In this article, Dalia, a youth panellist from Estonia, reflects on her recent experience in attending EuroDIG, the annual event of the pan-European dialogue on internet governance.

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EuroDIG 2017: Debating issues that concern the whole internet community

  • Awareness
  • 15/06/2017
  • Haris Kyritsis, Greek youth panellist

Including the voice of youth in internet governance discussions is important. Here, Haris Kyritsis, a youth panellist from Greece, reflects on his recent experiences in attending EuroDIG, the annual event of the pan-European dialogue on internet governance, and its preceding youth event.

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Hate speech and radicalisation

An online safety MOOC has recently taken place 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 final module of the course, participants looked the topical issues of hate speech and radicalisation. Here, we provide a brief summary of some of the key issues including definitions, educational responses, and counter-speech approaches.

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Insafe network meets to discuss fake news and the internet of toys

Today, the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) begins a two-day meeting in Zagreb, Croatia, exchanging knowledge and expertise about the latest online issues and trends and how it may impact on the work of awareness centres and helplines in Europe.

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Luxembourg conference gathers about 100 international experts

  • Awareness
  • 16/05/2017
  • Luxembourg Safer Internet Centre

About 100 participants from all over Europe gathered at Forum Geeseknäppchen in Luxembourg City on 27-28 April 2017 to attend the conference "Children and Youth on the Net". The main topic of the conference was the question of what should international connected media education and youth protection on the internet look like in 2017.

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Raising a new generation of digital citizens in Armenia

  • Awareness
  • 10/05/2017
  • Safer Internet Armenia (safe.am)

The launch of the Armenian version of the Web We Want resource, published by European Schoonet (EUN), marked the ninth edition of Safer Internet Armenia. The programme, launched annually on Safer Internet Day (SID), currently unites public organisations, private organisations and educational institutions with the aim of raising awareness and educating about internet risks, privacy and security issues.

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Lithuanian Action Week WITHOUT BULLYING 2017 was a success

  • Awareness
  • 08/05/2017
  • Lithuanian Safer Internet Centre

The eighth "Action week WITHOUT BULLYING" brought together more than 1,200 educational institutions from all over Lithuania, while more than 30 partners, sponsors and supporting organisations contributed by creating posters and songs. Furthermore, over 350 creative students of different ages showed their disapproval of bullying with competition entries.

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Bulgarian youth ask Facebook to collect less private data

  • Awareness
  • 04/05/2017
  • Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre

Young people in Bulgaria recently asked Facebook to collect less personal data from users. The teens also proposed that Facebook, the most popular social media platform in Bulgaria, think about minimising the scope of friends' search.

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