Bulgarian hashtag campaign against provocative selfies
- Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre
For teenagers, it's extremely important to be popular and accepted by others. Nowadays, this is easier than ever, with likes, stickers and hashtags becoming the modern expressions of approval.
- They can become targets of cyberbullying by peers and/or unknown users.
- Their reputation could be damaged and they might no longer be accepted among their friends.
- Removing digital content is very difficult and it is likely that such images will remain online forever.
- Their pictures might end up on pornographic websites.
- They can be extorted for money or sexual favours.
- They could attract the interest of peadophiles and criminals, who look for victims for sexual abuse and trafficking.
- Czech Safer Internet Centre
William Shakespeare online. Romeo and Juliet on Facebook. Young people in the Czech Republic can win a London vacation and visit the Globe Theatre and Facebook's headquarters.
- Slovenian Safer Internet Centre
As part of its Safer Internet Day (SID) 2016 activities, the Slovenian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) conducted a survey in primary schools to gain an insight into the situation regarding the regulation of acceptable use of technology. In Slovenia, children enter primary schooling at about the age of 6 and finish at about the age of 14. The survey was issued to a sample size of 129 primary schools, with 57 responding.
Research by Kaspersky Lab to mark Safer Internet Day (SID) 2016 revealed that one in ten (12 per cent) of 16 to 19 year olds in the UK know someone who has engaged in a cyber-activity that could be deemed illegal. The poll found a third (35 per cent) would be impressed if a friend hacked a bank's website and replaced the homepage with a cartoon, and a deeply worrying one in ten would be impressed if a friend hacked the air traffic control systems of a local airport.
- Parenting for a Digital Future
This month, Parenting for a Digital Future turned one! Since its launch in spring of last year, the project has used the latest research to answer some of the dilemmas foremost in the minds of parents, and those who support them. The Parenting for a Digital Future team, with help from guest posters, has explored: