Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centre: COVID-19 resources
- BIK Team
The Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centre has published a number of articles and resources (in German, French and English) 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 *
- Tips for parents, children and families - especially in the current situation. Be aware that children perceive the situation clearly and they are stressed and strained; pictures of people in protective suits and breathing masks can seem threatening. Kanner Jugend Telefon has compiled a long list of tips to help deal with the situation.
Positive content and well-being at home
- Things to look out for in the home office. In view of the current lockdown measures, many people are working from home. The so-called home office, however, is usually not as well equipped as the actual office. In addition, couches and armchairs look very tempting to move us away from the desk. This article explains why you should avoid this for health reasons and what you should pay attention to when furnishing your workplace.
How to respond to online risks under the COVID-19 pandemic
- Coronavirus: Is the internet reaching its limits? Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, one billion people have been asked to stay at home. Not only internet users, but also online companies have noticed that many more people than usual are now surfing the internet. This increased traffic is seriously affecting the performance of servers and lines. Is the internet now reaching its limits? How can each of us counteract this?
- Coronavirus: dealing with panic tactics and misinformation. Will supermarkets close? Will the internet hold out? Rumours about COVID-19 are spreading faster than the virus itself. BEE SECURE gives you tips on how to handle information about the coronavirus correctly.
- Awareness-raising sessions at the Luxembourg Digital Privacy Salon. BEE SECURE is hosting online awareness-raising sessions which aim to teach the general public how to protect themselves and their data from intrusive surveillance.
The Luxembourgish 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.
- BIK Team
The French Safer Internet Centre has published a number of articles (in French) on staying safe online during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can find them below.
- BIK Team
The German Safer Internet Centre has set up a page with information (in German) for parents and teachers on how to stay safe online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the page on: https://www.klicksafe.de/corona/
Below you can find an outline of the articles and resources published on the page organised by topic.
- Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centre
Disinformation, hoaxes and scams are no new phenomenon online, but in the current context of pandemic and lockdowns, they are becoming more significant and frequent – for this reason, the latest Privacy Salon in Luxembourg focused on the topic.