SID 2020 in France - FamiNum, digital coach for families

  • Awareness
  • 10/01/2020
  • French Safer Internet Centre

After launching a large digital parenting survey during Safer Internet Day 2019, French Safer Internet Centre (SIC) "Internet sans Crainte" ("Internet Without Fear") has created a new dedicated family-centred resource to promote good digital practices at home.

Banner of FamiNum, resource developed by the French Safer Internet Centre

A free and accessible tool for all the family

In FamiNum, the user goes through five steps:

  1. I define my family profile;
  2. I access a collection of personalised good practices classified by theme;
  3. I develop those of particular interest to me;
  4. I select and personalise my favorites;
  5. I share and/or print my selection for my family.

After Safer Internet Day 2020, the library of good practice will be organised around five themes:

  1. Manage your screen time;
  2. Play with confidence;
  3. Act against cyberbullying;
  4. Protect yourself from harmful content;
  5. Learn how to learn.

This makes a total of 75 good practices formulated in this first version. For each good practice, there is a card with the good practice simply expressed in the form of a slogan addressed to all, certain words of which are customisable. The good practice cards are scrolled by vertical swap. If a good practice interests you, simply swap upwards to access the details:

  • The "why", which explains why this rule is interesting to implement.
  • The "how": tips, concrete advice, settings, and so on, to implement the good practice.
  • The age group for which this good practice is appropriate.

The French SIC's intention is not to impose arbitrary rules or to be judgmental. The aim is to offer easy access to a collection of good practices, which are always explained and accompanied by tips, and must be applicable to a wide range of families and their lifestyles.

At a time when the challenges of digital parenting are being recognised throughout Europe, this new tool - which can very simply be adapted to the specificities of each country - could be of interest to many Safer Internet Centres.

Find out more information about the work of the French Safer Internet Centre (SIC) generally, including its awareness raising, helpline, hotline and youth participation services on the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal, or find similar information for Safer Internet Centres throughout Europe.

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