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.
GDPR: Five reasons why children should not require compulsory parental consent for internet service access above age 13
- Janice Richardson and Vitor Tomé
Here on the Better Internet for Kids portal, we have touched upon the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) many times in the past, for example outlining some of the challenges in the March 2016 edition of the BIK bulletin. Here, guest contributors Janice Richardson and Vitor Tomé share their views on some of the reasons why children over the age of 13 should not require compulsory parental consent for internet service access.Read more
- Maltese Safer Internet Centre
At the end of 2016, approximately 1.86 billion individuals were active on Facebook on a monthly basis. Undeniably, platforms such as Facebook have completely revolutionised the way in which communities worldwide interact. Malta is contributing to this new reality: in fact, latest statistics published by the European Commission has confirmed that Malta ranks at second place across all EU countries in terms of the number of internet users that engage in social media activity.Read more
- BIK Team
Since 2013, each year on 20 March, the United Nations (UN) celebrates the International Day of Happiness as a way of recognising the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world.Read more
- BIK Team
The next edition of the BIK bulletin will be issued at the end of March 2017 with a special focus topic of "Cyberbullying revisited".Read more
- BIK Team
Registration has now opened for our free online safety MOOC (Massive Online Open Course), launching on the European Schoolnet Academy on Monday, 10 April 2017.Read more
- Danish Safer Internet Centre
The Danish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) (Save the Children DK, Centre for Digital Youth Care, and The Media Council for Children & Young People) is currently running a project titled "Social reality". It concerns children and youth (aged 11-15) with cognitive disabilities and is carried out in collaboration with the National ADHD-Association, the Association for Youth Clubs DK, and the concept bureau, Fremtidsfabrik.Read more
- German Safer Internet Centre
The German Safer Internet Centre (SIC) celebrated Safer Internet Day (SID) 2017 with a variety of activities. All over the country, more than 240 registered SID events took place on 7 February, ranging from high-level conferences (including Federal Ministries) to individual workshops in schools and libraries.Read more
- Spanish Safer Internet Centre
Spain joined the recent global celebration of the 2017 edition of Safer Internet Day (SID) with a series of initiatives to raise awareness about the importance of being part of the change for a better internet, with a remarkable impact.Read more
- Czech Safer Internet Centre
As part of our ongoing roundup of Safer Internet Day (SID) 2017 activities across the globe, we hear from the Czech Safer Internet Centre (SIC) on how it marked the day.Read more
- Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre
As part of our ongoing roundup of Safer Internet Day (SID) 2017 activities across the globe, we hear from the Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre on how it marked the day.Read more