Swedish Safer Internet Centre: COVID-19 resources
- BIK Team
The Swedish Safer Internet Centre has published a number of articles and resources (in Swedish) 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 *
How to respond to online risks under the COVID-19 pandemic
- Digitally safe in coronavirus times. A listing of various resources from the Swedish Media Literacy Network on topics such as online streaming, avoiding scams or working safely from home.
- Misinformation and 'infodemic' in coronavirus times. A listing of resources from the Swedish Media Literacy Network on dealing with disinformation and rumours. They will help you and your children increase your knowledge on disinformation, find reliable sources, and get tips and training in fact checking.
- Pandemic and 'infodemic': How can adults support children? As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) stated that we are also affected by an 'infodemic'. Therefore, it is important to talk to children about what is happening and what type of information they receive. It is also important to provide children with factual and well-founded information on how we can help reduce the spread of the virus.
Emergency remote teaching
- Online education in coronavirus times. How should students learn from home while schools are closed? What adaptations are required for students with special needs? This article compiles a list of resources from the Swedish Media Literacy Network on how to move to emergency remote teaching. It includes materials about online pedagogy and online lessons for children of various ages.
The Swedish Safer Internet Centre also provides helpline services allowing children and young people, and parents and carers to access personalised advice and support. 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.
- ECPAT Sweden, the Swedish hotline
There is a discrepancy between the prevalence of female offenders in child sexual abuse material, and the notably low number of cases against female offenders in the Swedish courts. There is a risk that society turns a blind eye towards an entire group of sexually abused children.
- Latvian Safer Internet Centre
Online games play a significant role in young people's lives. In Latvia, almost half (44 per cent) of them admit playing online games at least once a week. Why are children and young people so enthusiastic about online games? How should parents handle this phenomenon?