AWARENESS

Within the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs), National Awareness Centres (NACs) focus on raising awareness and understanding of safer internet issues and emerging trends.

They run campaigns to empower children, young people, parents, carers and teachers with the skills, knowledge and strategies to stay safe online and take advantage of the opportunities that the internet and mobile technologies provide.

The network also works extensively with other stakeholders, such as the research community, industry and other NGOs, to extend the reach of key messages and awareness-raising actions.

On this page, you'll find a selection of articles corresponding to awareness-raising work.

To find contact details for your National Awareness Centre, visit your Safer Internet Centre profile page.

Student Síofra Celebrates Safer Internet Day 2018!

  • Awareness
  • 23/02/2018
  • Irish Safer Internet Centre

Síofra, a student from Crana College, Co. Donegal, Ireland talks about her Safer Internet Day (SID) experiences.

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Oman celebrates Safer Internet Day 2018

  • Awareness
  • 22/02/2018
  • Oman Safer Internet Day Committee

The Sultanate of Oman, represented by the Information Technology Authority (ITA), joined the rest of the world in celebrating Safer Internet Day recently, which this year took place on Tuesday, 6 February 2018. More than 140 countries celebrated this international day, with events and activities taking place under this year's theme of "Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you".

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Safer Internet Day 2018 in Ireland

  • Awareness
  • 21/02/2018
  • Irish Safer Internet Centre

Following Safer Internet Day 2018, we've heard from a number of SID Committees on how they marked the day. In Ireland, on Safer Internet Day 2018, Webwise Ireland launched a new educational resource called "Be In Ctrl". This new post-primary resource was created in partnership with the Irish Police, An Garda Síochána and was developed to support teachers as they address the topic of online sexual coercion and extortion.

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Are students allowed to be active producers?

  • Awareness
  • 20/02/2018
  • Finnish Safer Internet Centre

In Finnish schools, students are more than learners; they are active producers of texts. Textual understanding is multi-modal. In other words, students not only need to know how to read and write texts, they also need to be able to produce and understand images, audio and video content, for example. The curricula that set obligations for providers of education to make this versatility clear. In addition to the content of many different subjects, multiliteracy must be improved as a broad and transversal competence in all education.

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Youth Ambassadors on Safer Internet Day

Create, connect and share respect! BIK Youth Ambassadors know that a better internet starts with each one of them, and they made sure to show this at a recent Safer Internet Day (SID) event in Strasbourg.

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New mobile app from the Bulgarian SIC Helpline and Hotline

  • Awareness
  • 15/02/2018
  • Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre

The Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre launched a new mobile application to mark the 15th edition of Safer Internet Day. The application provides quick access to the Safer Internet Centre Helpline and Hotline. It equally includes a password strength checker and provides a test to check one's knowledge about safer use of internet.

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Greece proposes age of digital consent at 15 years old

  • Awareness
  • 15/02/2018
  • Greek Safer internet Centre

Following Safer Internet Day 2018, we've heard from a number of SID Committees on how they marked the day. In Greece, Prof. Fereniki Panagopoulou made an announcement at the main event of Greek Safer Internet Centre for Safer Internet Day 2018 concerning the upcoming GDPR legislation.

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Digital advertising and marketing under the GDPR: what you need to know

  • Awareness
  • 15/02/2018
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

The new GDPR is expected to bring a heavily impact how companies will reach out to consumers online, since they will now have to ask for explicit authorization to collect consumer data and use them for advertising purposes. The new regulation also requires companies to allow EU residents to view data collected about them and to update or remove such data from their corporate servers. At the same time, more stringent regulations on how to record network offenders will be addressed to online communication services such as WhatsApp, iMessage and Gmail, as proposed by the EU executive department.

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SID 2018 in Czechia - children call to have their say!

  • Awareness
  • 15/02/2018
  • Czech Safer Internet Centre

Following Safer Internet Day 2018, we've heard from a number of SID Committees on how they marked the day. In the Czech Republic, the Czech Safer Internet Centre celebrated the SID 2018 with their key target: children. 

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Football clubs back Safer Internet Day

  • Awareness
  • 14/02/2018
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Following Safer Internet Day 2018, we've heard from a number of SID Committees on how they marked the day. In the UK over 50 football clubs helped to raise awareness of Safer Internet Day with their fans and local community.

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