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- Greek Safer Internet Centre
Cyber hygiene is one of the key areas of focus of the #SaferInternet4EU campaign, launched by Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, on Safer Internet Day and continuing throughout 2018 through a series of actions and initiatives. Here, the Greek Safer Internet Centre shares some of the resources it has created on this topic.Read more
- 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.Read more
- BIK Team
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.Read more
- 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.Read more
- 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.Read more
- BIK Team
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.Read more
- Insafe network
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.Read more
- 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.Read more
Did you know that only 30 per cent of the 7 million people working in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector are women? This means not only that ICT careers need to be made more appealing for young girls, but also that women in ICT need better representation at higher levels.Read more
- Greek Safer Internet Centre
Very often, technology is one step ahead of legislation and this makes the protection of intellectual property (IP), as well as the elimination of online piracy - especially on the internet, highly complex issues. In order to raise awareness about these topics, UNESCO designated 23 April as World Book and Copyright Day, and 26 April World Intellectual Property Day.Read more