AWARENESS

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.

Stakeholders must unite in eliminating child sexual abuse material online

The Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal is designed as a multistakeholder platform, where we welcome the contributions of many in promoting the overall aims of creating and safer and better online environment for children and young people. We were delighted, therefore, to receive this article from MEP Emma McClarkin on the occasion of Safer Internet Day (SID) 2017, in which she outlines the global response needed to tackle the issues of child sexual abuse imagery online.

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Keeping computers sniffle free with antivirus software

Here on the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal, we're always pleased to hear from different stakeholders on how they contribute to a better and safer internet for children and young people in their own areas of work and activities.

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Movie night

  • Awareness
  • 22/02/2017
  • Danish Safer Internet Centre

The Danish Safer Internet Centre has continued its Safer Internet Day 2017 campaign activities with the release of a second video spot in a series of three.

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Raising awareness with Portuguese youth on SID

  • Awareness
  • 22/02/2017
  • João Pedro Martins, Youth Ambassador

On the occasion of Safer Internet Day (SID) 2017, we asked our Youth Ambassadors how they would be marking the day and contributing to the theme of "Be the change: Unite for a better internet". Here, João Pedro Martins from Portugal tells us about his actions in raising awareness with youth in his country.

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Let us unite for a more tolerant internet!

  • Awareness
  • 21/02/2017
  • Ľuboš Perniš, Youth Ambassador

On the occasion of Safer Internet Day (SID) 2017, we asked our Youth Ambassadors to tell us what the theme of "Be the change: Unite for a better internet" means to them. Here, Ľuboš Perniš shares his views on the issue of intolerance online.

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Parents as digital role models on SID 2017

  • Awareness
  • 20/02/2017
  • Danish Safer Internet Centre

The Danish Safer Internet Day 2017 campaign kicked off with great success. The first of three video spots, developed for the SID campaign, had 137,500 unique viewers on Facebook after just one week.

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Microsoft's Digital Civility Index challenges people to be more empathetic online

On Safer Internet Day (SID) 2017, Microsoft challenged people around the world to embrace "digital civility" and to treat each other with respect and dignity online. It may sound simple, but new Microsoft research shows people are concerned about the tone of online interactions and worry that risks will increase in the future.

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Youth commit to being kinder online at US SID event

We recently told you about Microsoft's Digital Civility Index providing a new measure of people's safety online and exposure to risks, launched on the occasion of Safer Internet Day (SID) 2017. Microsoft attended the US Safer Internet Day event to talk about the index. Youth and teens attending the event embraced the corresponding "Digital Civility Challenge" and committed to being kinder and more respectful to one another online.

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Children sexually harassed by friends online

  • Awareness
  • 13/02/2017
  • Guest blogger - Helen Taylor

Here on the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal, our aim is to provide a multi-stakeholder platform showcasing a range of viewpoints and experiences on keeping children and young people safe online. As such, we welcome guest blog posts on our areas of focus. We were recently contacted by Helen, a freelance writer and mother, passionate about ensuring a future where her boys can safely navigate the internet. Here, she provides us with a research-based article on child sexual harassment online.

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Safer Internet Day celebrations in Ireland

  • Awareness
  • 13/02/2017
  • Irish Safer Internet Centre

Safer Internet Day (SID) was celebrated on 7 February 2017 in Ireland and all over the world. This year has been the biggest and best one yet! Across Ireland, there were over 420 Safer Internet Day events in schools and organisations involving more than 75,000 children. This year saw a huge range of activities, events and internet safety messages. Here are just a few highlights from Safer Internet Day 2017.

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