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Safe remote learning and teaching in times of lockdown

  • Awareness
  • 18/06/2020
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

In times of lockdown, emergency remote teaching and learning has become the new normal. To ensure that this is carried out in a safe and secure way, the Portuguese Safer Internet Centre launched a campaign targeted to students on national television, and a series of webinars on the topic for teachers.

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Seminar for Slovenian teachers on safe internet use in times of COVID-19

  • Awareness
  • 11/05/2020
  • Slovenian Safer Internet Centre

Schools in Slovenia have been closed since Monday, 16 March 2020 due to coronavirus crisis. Since then, teachers have had to start teaching from home, online, literally overnight. As there were no national guidelines, schools and teachers faced difficult challenges – how to organise their lessons to be productive, useful and in accordance with the law. Slovenian Awareness Centre Safe.si started receiving questions from teachers and other school professionals on safe teleworking. To answer this increasing demand, on Thursday, 16 April 2020, the Slovenian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) held a webinar on the topic of safe internet use, focusing on teleworking in education, attracting over 580 participants.

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Safety recommendations for distance learning for Portuguese schools

  • Awareness
  • 29/04/2020
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

The Directorate-General for Education from the Portuguese Ministry of Education, in collaboration with the National Cybersecurity Centre and the National Data Protection Commission, have produced a set of recommendations and guidelines for teachers and educators to abide by when using digital technologies to support distance learning.

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Making the internet a place of empowerment for children on the autism spectrum

Thursday, 2 April 2020 is World Autism Awareness Day. This event aims to encourage Member States of the United Nations (UN) to raise awareness about people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) throughout the world.

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Finland – Media Paths to implement media education in early education

  • Awareness
  • 26/03/2020
  • Finnish Safer Internet Centre

Media education should be provided already for young children, but how do these goals turn into practice? Are we turning kindergartens into schools, if media classes are included already in early education? Don't children spend too much time with screens anyway? Whose responsibility it is to make sure that development is pedagogically relevant and not just extra work? There are still many open questions in early media education. Saara Salomaa, Assistant Director of the Finnish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) discusses media education in early education in Finland below.

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Focus on pre-school children for Safer Internet Day in Iceland

  • Awareness
  • 25/03/2020
  • Icelandic Safer Internet Centre

For Safer Internet Day 2020, the Icelandic Safer Internet Centre (SIC) planned multiple activities.

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Finnish Safer Internet Day and Media Literacy Week 2020

  • Awareness
  • 23/03/2020
  • Finnish Safer Internet Centre

Finland has been celebrating Safer Internet Day (SID) with a week-long awareness event called Media Literacy Week since 2013. The 2020 event brought together 1,800 organisations, put media literacy in the spotlight for over 80,000 participants through hundreds of kindergartens, schools, libraries, museums, youth centres and media companies. 

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Massive Open Online Course - "Bullying and Cyberbullying: Prevent & Act"

  • Awareness
  • 18/03/2020
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

The National Plan for Preventing and Combating Bullying and Cyberbullying was launched in October 2019 by the Portuguese Ministry of Education. Entitled "A School Without Bullying. A School Without Violence", this plan aims to provide educational communities with a series of instruments that may help them prevent and combat efficiently these forms of violence, especially among the youngest.

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Teacher training on digital citizenship for Safer Internet Day in Cape Verde

  • Awareness
  • 05/03/2020
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

In the framework of a partnership established between Santarem's Polytechnic Institute (Portugal) and Santiago University (Cape Verde) in 2017 and consolidated in 2019, a solid action plan aiming to highlight Safer Internet Day (SID) was implemented in February 2020. 

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Safer Internet Day celebrations across eight Nigerian cities

  • Awareness
  • 27/02/2020
  • International Centre for Leadership Development Nigeria, the Nigerian Safer Internet Day Committee

In Nigeria, thanks to the work of the International Centre for Leadership Development Nigeria (ICLDNG), Safer Internet Day (SID) was celebrated in six cities across the six geopolitical zones: Lagos, Kano, Makurdi, Owerri, Port Harcourt, Calabar, Benin City and Abuja FCT.

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