Hungarian Safer Internet Centre: COVID-19 resources
- BIK Team
The Hungarian Safer Internet Centre has published a number of articles (in Hungarian) on staying safe online during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can find them below.
* Please note – resource listings are being added to regularly, so please check back often for the latest information *
- Webinar on privacy and data security in online learning and teaching. The Hungarian Safer Internet Centre organised a webinar with online safety experts on 8 April 2020 to raise awareness of the importance of privacy and data security during the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to remote emergency teaching, data protection for children is becoming more important than ever before. However, teachers and students are sharing personal data on a plethora of platforms and tools that they are not very familiar with. You can watch a recording of the webinar on the International Children's Safety Service's YouTube channel.
- Information from the National Data Protection and Freedom of Information Authority about data management in online education. During the COVID-19 pandemic, online safety is especially important because children are receiving their lessons online. The International Children's Safety Service recommends that parents and children pay particular attention to data protection during these days.
The Hungarian 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.
- National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH), the Hungarian hotline
Gyerekaneten.hu, (which means, in Hungarian, "Child on the net") a dictionary-structured website operated by the National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH) was launched on Sunday, 1 March 2020. The website sets out to provide parents with a brief translation and explanation of the digital world in which their children seem to navigate with confidence.
- Biztonsagosinternet, the Hungarian hotline
The "biztonsagosinternet.hu" hotline in Hungary is operated by the International Children's Safety Services (ICSS). However, in recent months, the departure of the previous analyst made it hard for the hotline to keep functioning properly. The position has since then been filled by a recent psychology graduate, who will also take over some tasks within the remit of the awareness centre.