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.

Safer Internet Day 2019 celebrations in Nepal

  • Awareness
  • 18/02/2019
  • ChildSafeNet, the Nepalese Safer Internet Day Committee

Safer Internet Day was celebrated for the first time in Nepal on Tuesday, 5 February 2019. ChildSafeNet organised an event to mark the day at Labim Mall, Lalitpur, with the slogan "Together for a better internet". The entertaining and informative event was organised to promote safer use of the internet and to raise awareness on online safety among children and young people. 

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Safer Internet Day in Bulgaria – Launch of the #YouAreTheHero campaign

  • Awareness
  • 15/02/2019
  • Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre

The Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) and the youth media Teen Station launched a campaign promoting positive online behaviour and countering hate speech online and cyberbullying on Tuesday, 5 February 2019, at Bulgaria‘s main event celebrating Safer Internet Day (SID).

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Hate speech online – EU Code of Conduct ensures swift response

The fourth evaluation on the EU Code of Conduct has been published on Monday, 4 February 2019, for Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019, demonstrating that this initiative by the European Commission (EC) delivers successful results.

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School visit in Berlin by Commissioner Mariya Gabriel and film director Wim Wenders

  • Awareness
  • 14/02/2019
  • German Safer Internet Centre

On Monday, 11 February 2019, the European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Mariya Gabriel, as well as film director and #SaferInternet4EU Ambassador Wim Wenders were invited by the German Safer Internet Centre (SIC) klicksafe to a school visit at the John-Lennon School in Berlin.

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Large-scale research on children's online safety for SID in Greece

  • Awareness
  • 13/02/2019
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

With the pledge that every day will be Safer Internet Day (SID), children, young people, educators, parents and all other stakeholders in Greece participated in the celebration of SID 2019.

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Microsoft's Council for Digital Good, six months later

  • Awareness
  • 13/02/2019
  • Jacqueline Beauchere, Microsoft Chief Online Safety Officer

In July 2018, Microsoft concluded its inaugural Council for Digital Good, an initiative involving 15 teens from 12 US states, selected to help advance Microsoft's work in digital civility: promoting safer and healthier interactions among all people. Six months later, Microsoft shares what these impressive young people have done since their council term ended, as well as their planned activities for Safer Internet Day 2019.

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Safer Internet Day 2019 – Great celebrations in Greece

  • Awareness
  • 11/02/2019
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

On Tuesday, 5 February 2019, for Safer Internet Day, a big event was organised by the Greek Safer Internet Centre (SIC) at the Greek Ministry of Education, where more than 1,000 participants raised their voices for one message: "Together for a better internet".

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COFACE-Families Europe – January 2019 newsletter now published

COFACE-Families Europe has recently published the January 2019 edition of its newsletter.

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A Scientix Ambassador's perspective on SID 2019

  • Awareness
  • 08/02/2019
  • Stefania Altieri, Scientix Ambassador

Stefania Altieri, Scientix Ambassador, reflects on the significance of Safer Internet Day, the issues at stake and what role schools can play in shielding the youngest internet users from the most common online issues.

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European Commission – New measures to keep children safe online

On Tuesday, 5 February 2019, on the occasion of Safer Internet Day (SID), the European Commission announced the next steps in the EU to increase the protection of children and young people on the internet.

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