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UK Safer Internet Centre: COVID-19 resources

The UK Safer Internet Centre has published a number of articles and resources (in English) on staying safe online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below you can find them organised by topic.

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Focus on identity online for Safer Internet Day in the UK

  • Awareness
  • 30/03/2020
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

The UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC) marked Safer Internet Day (SID) by inspiring people across the country to come "Together for a better internet" and explore how a better internet starts with each and every one of us.

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Tackling online sexual harassment with project deShame at the Safer Internet Forum 2019

On Thursday, 21 November 2019, the Safer Internet Forum (SIF) took place in Brussels, Belgium. With a theme of "From online violence to digital respect", it also celebrated 20 years of safer/better internet funding by the European Commission. Below, read the summary of a deep dive session on online sexual harassment and project deShame, led by Maithreyi Rajeshkumar, Policy and Communications Manager at Childnet.

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Safer Internet Day 2020 educational resources for children aged 3-7

  • Awareness
  • 09/12/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

For Safer Internet Day 2020, the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has created a range of educational resources that are designed for educators to deliver with young people aged 3-18, including specific resources tailored for use with 3-7 year olds.

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New Safer Internet Day educational resources for teachers and schools

  • Awareness
  • 05/12/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

To support educators for Safer Internet Day 2020, the UK Safer Internet Centre - official coordinators of the day in the UK - have created a range of new educational resources focusing on a brand new theme.

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11 things parents and carers should know about loot boxes

  • Awareness
  • 29/10/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Parents and carers may have seen stories about "loot boxes" in the news in the last few weeks. The UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has written this article to lay out all of the key information about loot boxes, what they mean for young people and their online safety, and what you can do to encourage safe and responsible usage.

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Advice for schools on responding to online challenges

  • Awareness
  • 28/06/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Online challenges and crazes have become a key trend to be aware of when supporting and educating young people about how to stay safe online. Challenges come in many forms and can involve upsetting, harmful or viral content. Over the last few years we have seen a range of online challenges. Some, such as the ASL Ice Bucket Challenge and the No Makeup Selfie, can promote and raise money for great causes. However, other challenges such as "pain challenges", and "Neck Nominate" videos can harm young people and adults who take part. It is important that – whether a challenge is rumoured or real – educators have the tools they need and are ready to deal with such challenges and are able to support young people.

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Celebrating World Television Day

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 marks the United Nations' World Television Day. For the occasion, we'll be looking at an example of successful cooperation between Safer Internet Centres (SICs) and public TV broadcasters: the "Own It" programme developed by the BBC in partnership with the UK SIC.

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New UK resources on consent online for Safer Internet Day

  • Awareness
  • 13/11/2018
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

The UK Safer Internet Centre has created a range of new educational resources to support educators for Safer Internet Day 2019 which is taking place on Tuesday, 5 February.

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Inside the first ever IWF Online Child Safety Hackathon

  • Hotlines
  • 13/08/2018
  • Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) (the hotline component of the UK Safer Internet Centre) and Banco Santander hosted the first ever IWF Online Child Safety Hackathon on 14 July 2018. The event brought together a group of talented engineers who volunteered their time to help find solutions to stop the distribution of online child sexual abuse material (CSAM).

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