Estonian Safer Internet Centre: COVID-19 resources
- BIK Team
The Estonian Safer Internet Centre has published a number of articles and resources (in Estonian) on staying safe online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below you can find them organised by topic.
* Please note – resource listings are being added to regularly, so please check back often for the latest information *
Positive content and well-being at home
- How to be a supportive parent in an emergency situation. The current situation, aside from spending so much time together, is challenging both for parents and children. These 10 recommendations from the Estonian Union for Child Welfare will help you play the role of parent, teacher and employee at the same time.
How to respond to online risks under the COVID-19 pandemic
- Advice for parents on supporting their children's online safety. This article is a collection of tips for parents to support their children's online safety during the lockdown. Topics range from the importance of talking to children about why they need to be at home, to the use of webcams during a video conference, or possible signs of cyberbullying.
Emergency remote teaching
- Webinars and resources on distance learning for teachers. The HITSA YouTube channel offers many useful videos that teachers can use to plan their emergency remote teaching.
- First experiences: 10 recommendations from HITSA and education experts. After the first week of emergency remote teaching, HITSA gathered experiences from teachers from all over Estonia and discussed them with experts. What went well and what caused problems? Discover more in this article.
- HITSA quick trainings introduce environments and tools that support e-learning. HITSA provides instant training for teachers on environments and tools that support e-learning, such as Google Classroom or Moodle.
- Cybersecurity in online learning and remote working. During the COVID-19 pandemic we have moved to the digital world. This means that cybercriminals are also more active in finding opportunities for cybercrime. HITSA has put together some guidelines that might be helpful for emergency remote teaching or working from home.
- HITSA webinars. On the HITSA website you can find a calendar with numerous webinars and training opportunities on emergency remote teaching.
The Estonian Safer Internet Centre also provides helpline services allowing children and young people, and parents and carers to access personalised advice and support. Equally, it provides a hotline for reporting any illegal content you mind find online. Don't hesitate to contact them in case of need!
In addition, we'll be bringing you a range of articles and insights on the opportunities and challenges of being online during COVID-19 in the coming days and weeks. Keep checking the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal and follow our social channels on Twitter (@Insafenetwork and @SafeInternetDay) and Facebook (@SaferInternet and @SaferInternetDay) for the latest news, information, advice and resources from the Insafe network and from other stakeholder organisations on staying safe online during the coronavirus pandemic.
- German Safer Internet Centre
Is Ibuprofen a potential risk for COVID-19 patients? Will grocery stores shut down? Will the internet be able to keep on functioning? Rumours linked to the newly discovered coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 are spreading faster than the virus itself. The German Awareness Centre klicksafe offers some useful tips to find your way through the chaos.
- Estonian Safer Internet Centre
We consume online services more and more, and the skills to consume and shape these services knowledgeably are becoming more and more important. Children learn to use new technologies faster than adults as they are born into a world where the internet and smart devices are a natural part of life. Supporting the development of media and digital competences enables children and youngsters to participate in the digital society positively and respectfully.