Celebrating SID 2018 in Slovenia with an educational seminar for schools

  • Awareness
  • 12/03/2018
  • Slovenian Safer Internet Centre

Safer Internet Day (SID) was celebrated on Tuesday, 6 February 2018 right across the globe. Read on to find out more about how the day was celebrated in Slovenia, with an educational seminar for school staff taking place titled "What's new in the field of (safe) use of technology, harmful online content and risky behaviour online".

In Slovenia, the central SID event was held on 6 February 2018 at the premises of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia in Ljubljana. The National Awareness Centre, Safe.si, organised an educational seminar for teachers, principals and other school workers with the aim of providing information about innovations in the safe use of modern technologies in schools, harmful online content, and risky behaviour online. The agenda and the prominent speakers immediately gained a lot of attention, and the seminar was fully booked just a few days after registration opened.
 
Resources stand at Safe.si seminar on SID 2018
 
The central SID event was supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, with the Minister welcoming attendees via a video clip filmed prior to the event. A range of topics were covered by presentations, including the influence of media on children's health, an overview of the most popular social networking sites among Slovenian youth, the influence of media on self-harm and suicidal behaviour of youth, an overview of current online safety incidents in schools among pupils and students and how schools deal with them, current online frauds and incidents targeting school employees, new developments in the field of school policies and legislation, and so on. The speakers were Andrej Kovačič, PhD (Faculty of Media), Marko Puschner (NAC Slovenia), Tina Podlogar (University of Primorska | UP Slovene Center for Suicide Research), Maja Vreča (Zavod ARNES), Borut Čampelj, Secretary (Ministry of Education, Science and Sport), Nataša Klenovšek Arh (SI-CERT) and Benjamin Lesjak, PhD (NAC Slovenia).
 
Speaker at the Safe.si seminar on SID 2018
 
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia was the main sponsor of the central SID event providing the premises for free. The Director of the Association of Informatics and Telecommunications within GZS also gave an opening speech at the event.
 
Based on the high demand for places at the seminar, it was decided to livestream the whole event. The high quality of the speakers and the range of interesting topics covered contributed to the success of the event. In a post event evaluation survey, many attendees commented on their satisfaction with the high quality of the event and expressed the wish to participate in a similar event next year.
 
All event presentations were recorded and have been made available as video lectures on the Safe.si website. The videos can also be used as an e-learning resource for schools on topics connected with online safety.
 
See the Slovenian Safer Internet Day profile page for further information.
 
Find out more about the work of the Slovenian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), including its awareness raising, helpline, hotline and youth participation services.
 
Images copyright of the Slovenian Safer Internet Centre.

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