Safer Internet Day 2019 in Croatia: Launch of the SINI online platform
- Croatian Safer Internet Centre
Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019 was widely celebrated throughout Croatia, which is the result of a broad and concerted national effort to educate all internet users about online safety.
On this occasion, a public press conference was held, and the SINI online platform was launched. The Croatian SIC has initiated SINI with the help from the Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries (HAKOM) and all three mobile communications operators, Croatian Telecom, Tele2 and A1 Croatia, and in cooperation with the Centre for Missing and Exploited Children.
SINI is a platform that gathers educational content for children, young people, parents and experts about protection on internet and safe use of mobile devices and new technologies. The SINI platform was created as an answer to the necessity for numerous experts, teachers and professors to find resources for education about online safety. It will also enable experts from across the country to improve their skills on this topic, through online seminars. This will allow stakeholders from remote areas of the country to benefit from quality knowledge about online safety, something they may not be able to get where they live.
This platform aims to raise awareness of the important topic that is online safety, while at the same time encouraging all stakeholders to participate in creating a better and safer online environment for children and young people.
During the public press conference, the Croatian SIC also shared more details about the SID celebrations around the country.
Participation of schools in SID 2019
255 Croatian schools participated in the SID celebrations this year. An innovative and diverse educational package was delivered to organisations, to facilitate the organisation of the celebrations, which included a board game developed by the Croatian SIC, an educational picture book for pre-schools, workbooks for elementary schools, sets of workshops for teachers in elementary and high schools, literary and creative works, and promotional and educational materials.
It also included guidelines on how to react to cases of cyberbullying for teachers and professionals working with children, and many more educational and promotional materials, all available on csi.hr.
Lectures about online safety for children and adults
The coordinators of the Croatian helpline and the youth panel held a lecture about online safety and privacy in the Vladimira Becića elementary school in Osijek, to 74 pupils from seventh and eighth grade. They also held a lecture about media literacy and fake news in the Donji Miholjac high school to 45 pupils from first and third grade. A psychologist from the Centre for Missing and Exploited Children held lectures called "Children in the digital jungle" for 75 educators, teachers and professionals working with children in Zagreb.
The Croatian SIC looks forward to SID 2020 and hopes for even better results next year!
Please check the Croatian Safer Internet Day profile page for further information.
Find out more information about the work of the Croatian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) generally, including its awareness raising, helpline, hotline and youth participation services, or find similar information for Safer Internet Centres throughout Europe.
- BIK Team
On Tuesday, 5 February 2019, the Safer Internet Day campaign turned 16 – and what a great day it was! Under the unifying slogan of "Together for a better internet", we called upon all stakeholders to join forces and bring their contribution to making the internet a safer and better place for all – especially for children and young people.
- Croatian Safer Internet Centre
Safer Internet Day (SID) 2018 activities were organised with record-breaking numbers all across Croatia, which is a sign of a broad national action to educate all internet users about ways to protect them on digital platforms.