Polish Safer Internet Centre: COVID-19 resources
- BIK Team
The Polish Safer Internet Centre has published a number of articles (in Polish) 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 do you talk to a child about a disturbing COVID-19 related situation? The COVID-19 pandemic can be frightening for adults and children because we have never faced such a situation before. It is the first time in our lives that a virus is posing such an enormous risk at epidemiological, psychological and social levels. How do we talk to children about this? How do we give ourselves and our children strength in this situation?
- Parenthood staying at home - a guide for parents. During the COVID-19 pandemic, children may not understand the situation, but they see that their parents are nervous, maybe more tense than usual, or thoughtful. Children are also experiencing many changes in their everyday life and their reaction may be weariness, dissatisfaction, difficulty in regulating their emotions... Let's look at how parents can address these situations.
- What can a child do at home during the quarantine? A lot has changed lately. Children can feel fear, anger or disorientation due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the changes it has brought to our daily lives. All these feelings are understandable, but they require attention and care from adults. Fundacja Dajemy Dzieciom Siłę has prepared several suggestions on how this can be done during social isolation.
How to respond to online risks under the COVID-19 pandemic
- #OznaczDezinfo - A NASK campaign against coronavirus misinformation. Observing social distancing and hygiene rules are the main ways to deal with COVID-19. The same methods can be applied to fight the so-called 'infodemic', or misinformation about the virus, which spreads as quickly as the epidemic itself. NASK has launched the #OznaczDezinfo campaign and a guide to help internet users identify false information.
The Polish 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.
- Polish Safer Internet Centre
On Tuesday, 11 February 2020, Poland managed to beat its 2019 record number of local initiatives organised on Safer Internet Day (SID). The SID 2020 campaign has resulted in 4,600 institutions actively involved in undertaking online safety-related initiatives. Nearly 900,000 children, youth, parents and teachers participated in SID actions throughout the country.
- Polish Safer Internet Centre
How much time does your child spend online? This – among dozens of others – was the question that researchers from NASK, a public Polish research institute based in Warsaw, asked thousands of parents and school children. Below, Filip Konopczyński shares the study's main highlights.