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.

Celebrating the 2019 International Girls in ICT Day

Thursday, 25 April 2019 marks the International Girls in ICT Day, an initiative of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), aiming to encourage and empower girls and young women to choose studies and careers in the field of ICTs, enabling both girls and ICT companies to reap the benefits of greater female participation in the ICT sector.

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#DigitalRespect4Her, a campaign against online violence against girls and women

Commissioners for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Věra Jourová and for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel launched #DigitalRespect4Her on Tuesday, 16 April 2019, with Members of the European Parliament, including President Antonio Tajani. This campaign aims to raise awareness of the violence that women face online on a daily basis.

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Save the date! The European Youth Week is getting close

The European Youth Week will take place from Monday, 29 April to Sunday, 5 May 2019. This event takes place every two years and aims to celebrate and promote youth engagement through activities organised in all 33 countries participating in Erasmus+.

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Closing the digital gender gap and more for Digital Day 2019

On Tuesday, 9 April 2019, the third edition of Digital Day will provide an opportunity for the EU and interested Member States to pool resources to accelerate digital developments in key areas that can bring tangible benefits to our economies and our societies.

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WSIS Forum 2019: ICTs for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum, a global United Nations (UN) multi-stakeholder platform facilitating the implementation of the WSIS Action Lines for advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is taking place from Monday, 8 April to Friday, 12 April 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.

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#VoteForChildren, a campaign putting child rights at the heart of EU action

With the European Parliament elections less than two months away, a coalition of organisations working on children's issues decided it's time to vote for a Europe that puts the rights of children at the heart of its agenda. In a context of increasing inequalities and an uncertain economic and climatic future, children's rights have never been more important for a better, safer, more equal and prosperous future. 

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'Step Up, Speak Up' - Youth-led event in Brussels to tackle online sexual harassment

  • Awareness
  • 04/04/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

On 11th April 2019 in Brussels, much-needed and ground-breaking resources will be launched to help tackle online sexual harassment among young people. Experts from the UK, Denmark and Hungary who have been working on this issue for the past two years will be present at the event. The launch will also be an opportunity to meet and talk to young people from these countries and hear them talk about what support they need from professionals.

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How do young people show civil courage online?

  • Awareness
  • 03/04/2019
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

The Austrian initiative Saferinternet.at was involved in a major study on the topic of "Civil Courage 2.0". The insights show how important bystanders' role is in online conflicts. 

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

Tuesday, 2 April 2019 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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Promoting the 4Rs of online safety for Safer Internet Day in Australia

  • Awareness
  • 01/04/2019
  • Office of the eSafety Commissioner, the Australian Safer Internet Day Committee

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner is the Australian Safer Internet Day (SID) Committee. In addition to the official theme "Together for a better internet", the organisation encouraged all Australians to collaborate with their communities and support each other in developing the critical skills required for navigating the online world, known as the 4Rs – Respect, Resilience, Reasoning and Responsibility.

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