Portuguese Safer Internet Centre looks back on summer campaign activities

  • Awareness
  • 23/09/2019
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

The Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) had a very busy summer, campaigning on digital parenting and providing important recommendations on the importance of getting to know the digital world for parents with children aged 0-8. 

This campaign comprised a series of activities aiming to raise awareness about digital literacy and to engage parents – but also the general public – on the topic of digital parenting.

Sharing practical recommendations about digital parenting

The Portuguese SIC launched a series of practical recommendations about digital parenting, aiming to provide materials allowing parents and carers to reflect on the importance of getting to know the digital word of their children (aged 0-8). These recommendations were about

  • how to get to know the digital world of their children;
  • shaping the online experience of their children;
  • sharing, playing and learning together;
  • staying safe and healthy online;
  • and staying in touch with digital developments.

This new resource is available on the website of the Portuguese SIC and was launched for the beginning of the new school year.

Distribution of promotional materials on the beaches of Cascais municipality

The municipality of Cascais, a region in the Lisbon district, collaborated once again with the Portuguese awareness centre by distributing promotional materials on the beaches of that area: Guincho, Piscina Alberto Romano, Tamariz, Poça, São Pedro, Parede and Carcavelos. This campaign activity targets primarily the general public. This collaboration aimed to raise awareness about the digital world, using the internet safely, while also focusing on digital parenting.

Internal awareness action

As part of the summer campaign, an internal awareness action was prepared for the workers of FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia), the headquarters of the Portuguese SIC coordination team. This action focused on issues such as digital parenting, cyber-hygiene and data protection, with the DPO (data protection officer) also participating and providing important insights about data protection in public institutions. About 40 FCT employees actively participated in this session, having the opportunity to learn more about these issues.

Find out more information about the work of the Portuguese 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.

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