Within the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs), National Awareness Centres (NACs) focus on raising awareness and understanding of safer internet issues and emerging trends.
They run campaigns to empower children, young people, parents, carers and teachers with the skills, knowledge and strategies to stay safe online and take advantage of the opportunities that the internet and mobile technologies provide.
The network also works extensively with other stakeholders, such as the research community, industry and other NGOs, to extend the reach of key messages and awareness-raising actions.
On this page, you'll find a selection of articles corresponding to awareness-raising work.
To find contact details for your National Awareness Centre, visit your Safer Internet Centre profile page.
- BIK team
Data Protection Day (or Data Privacy Day, as it is known outside of Europe) is a global, annual celebration marking the anniversary of the signing of the Council of Europe's Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection, on 28 January 1981. In line with this, in April 2006, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe launched Data Protection Day, celebrated ever since on 28 January.Read more
- German Safer Internet Centre
Children and adolescents love to spend their free time with games on their PCs, smartphones or consoles. The strong-selling strategy-gaming apps Clash Royale and Clash of Clans are particularly popular among children (mainly boys) in Germany. What fascinates them about these games and what should parents be aware of?Read more
- Youth for Rights
Youth for Rights is calling for participants, aged 18-30, from across Europe!Read more
- BIK team
- João Pedro Martins
Portuguese Youth Ambassador, João Pedro Martins, recently had the opportunity to attend the annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Mexico. Here he shares his experience.Read more
- EUN Academy
From November 2016 until January 2017, European Schoolnet (EUN) is running the school ICT Administrator MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). The course brings ICT administrators together in order to hear about current practices and new developments, to learn from each other and to reflect on their work through a mix of over 20 specially-commissioned video case studies produced by practitioners, live webinars with expert input, and stimulating, enjoyable and relevant activities and discussions.Read more
- BIK Team
- BIK Team
The Children's Commissioner for England launched a new report in early January 2017 which is a culmination of the work of a "Growing Up Digital" task force. The task force is calling for three interventions from the government in order to ensure that children and young people are fully prepared for a digital life.Read more
- Forbrukerrådet/Center for Digital Democracy
In the December 2016 edition of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin, we focused on online advertising and the commericalisation of children and young people, citing growing concerns regarding the Internet of Things (IoT) and its extension into the Internet of Toys with regards to the privacy of ‘consumer' data. Here, we pick up on the story, sharing the concerns of consumer organisations across the globe.Read more
- Lithuanian Safer Internet Centre
The annual national exhibition ‘Mokykla 2016' (School 2016), which took place 25-26 November 2016 in the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre (LITEXPO), was dedicated to meeting and talking with families, teachers and other stakeholders in schools' activities.Read more