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- Slovenian Safer Internet Centre
In Slovenia, the 2020 edition of Safer Internet Day (SID) was celebrated with two main activities, prepared by the Slovenian Safer Internet Centre (SIC): an event for kindergarten teachers, and a campaign on parents' excessive use of digital devices.Read more
- Estonian Safer Internet Centre
Increasingly, children's environments are very media oriented, and they are starting to use smart devices at an ever-younger age. Elina Nevski, lecturer at Tallinn University School of Educational Sciences, explains precisely why digital devices can be beneficial or detrimental to toddlers' development, and how parents can make the most of it.Read more
- Czech Safer Internet Centre
Over the course of this year, the CZ.NIC Association has been organising discussions for children at primary schools and libraries focusing on the ON-LINE ZOO story book. As younger schoolchildren love to draw and paint pictures, the Association has now also prepared a colouring book in the style of the original story book.Read more
- Greek Safer Internet Centre
For the Christmas season, and because children's age of first contact with a digital device keeps getting lower and lower, the Greek Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has released a set of educational resources to help parents accompany their children in this crucial step.Read more
- European Commission Joint Research Centre
Stéphane Chaudron, who works on research projects dedicated to Empowering Children Rights and Safety in emerging ICT at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (EC), reflects on the results of the latest study she has contributed to, with Rosanna Di Gioia and Monica Gemo, entitled "Young Children (0-8) and Digital Technology – A qualitative study across Europe".Read more
- Dutch Safer Internet Centre
In the Netherlands, 45 per cent of parents think that children learn by watching videos on their smartphone or tablet by themselves, while that is not the case. That is what the 2018 "Iene Miene Media" research shows.Read more
- INTERPOL and ECPAT International
Ground-breaking research recently released by INTERPOL and ECPAT International into the online sexual exploitation of children suggests that when online images or videos of child sexual abuse depict boys or very young children, the abuse is more likely to be severe.Read more