Croatian Safer Internet Centre: COVID-19 resources
- BIK Team
The Croatian Safer Internet Centre has published a number of articles (in Croatian) 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
- Interactive apps for mental health care. Mental health is an important component of our subjective well-being, but it is often forgotten. Mental health can be enhanced by educating and encouraging people to take care of their mental hygiene. One form of protection is taking time for yourself while relaxing and thinking about yourself and your thoughts, feelings, relationships, etc. Apps like Stella and Stop, Breathe & Think offer guidance for working on mental hygiene.
- Good cartoons for preschool children. At this time of exceptional circumstances, parents are looking for appropriate online content for their children, but sometimes they run out of sources. What cartoons has my child never seen? What cartoons are fun and educational? How do I get a list of shows like this? Find some suggestions in this article.
- Psychosocial work with individuals and groups remotely. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed our daily lives and routines. In order to protect our health, many people are working from home, which is particularly challenging for those whose job involves direct contact with people. Thus, providing telephone counselling and psychosocial assistance over the telephone has become a relevant issue among professionals working in the field.
How to respond to online risks under the COVID-19 pandemic
- Digital workbook for children in primary school – prevention of cyberbullying. Cyberbullying refers to situations where a child or young person is attacked by another child, teenager or group of children, via the internet or by mobile phone. An increasing number of children and young people are exposed to peer violence online, but the situation is often not recognised as a serious problem. During the COVID-19 pandemic, when children are having most of their social interactions online, it is even more relevant than before to pay attention to this problem. This guide for children helps prevent and address cyberbullying in schools.
- Safer Internet Day 2020 app. This app developed by csi.hr for Safer Internet Day 2020 is relevant and useful to prevent and react to cyberbullying cases.
Emergency remote teaching
- Online apps as learning tools. Locked into their houses, parents are increasingly allowing children to spend a longer time with digital devices - shifting attention to entertaining content online can give parents time for themselves. However, children's activities online may not always be constructive and of high quality. Therefore, it is necessary to provide children with stimulating and educational content. Here is a list of online apps with good content for kids.
The Croatian 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.
- Croatian Safer Internet Centre
On Tuesday, 11 February 2020, Croatia celebrated Safer Internet Day (SID) with a panel discussion for elementary school children, and a series of awareness sessions in schools throughout the country.
- Croatian Safer Internet Centre
Safer Internet Day (SID) 2018 activities were organised with record-breaking numbers all across Croatia, which is a sign of a broad national action to educate all internet users about ways to protect them on digital platforms.