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.

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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SID 2018 in the Czech Rep. - 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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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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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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SID 2018 in Bulgaria: Children, youth and teachers discussed fake news

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

Following Safer Internet Day 2018, we've heard from a number of SID Committees on how they marked the day. In Bulgaria, more than 50 people, including children and teenagers from fifth to twelft grades, teachers, representatives of various institutions and organizations, gathered at the Museum of Science "Muzeiko" in Sofia on 6 of February to mark the 15th edition of Safer Internet Day.

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Safer Internet Day 2018 – bigger than ever - as millions take part in global celebration

  • Awareness
  • 13/02/2018
  • Will Gardner, UK Safer Internet Centre

Following Safer Internet Day 2018, we've heard from a number of SID Committees on how they marked the day. Here, Will Gardner, Director of the UK Safer Internet Centre, reflects on the huge success of Safer Internet Day 2018.

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New sexting challenges – experiences from Denmark

A recent research report, deSHAME, Digital Exploitation and Sexual Harassment Among Minors in Europe, found that 8 per cent of 13-17 year olds in Denmark, Hungary and the UK had shared nude/nearly nude images of other people that they knew without their permission but 41 per cent had seen people sharing nude/nearly nude images of someone that they knew. Similarly, the research found that 27 per cent had witnessed young people sharing images or videos of someone they know doing sexual acts in the last year.

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Children are so smart

Following Safer Internet Day 2018, we've heard from a number of SID Supporters on how they marked the day. Here, Silja Nielsen, Head of Community and Safety at Momio, comments on their actions for a better internet.

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Updated mapping of the age of consent in the GDPR (2018)

  • Awareness
  • 08/02/2018
  • Ingrida Milkaite and Eva Lievens, Ghent University

With less than four months left until the application of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), a small number of Member States of the European Union have adopted their final implementation acts while other Member States are currently still in the process of implementation. This updated mapping of the implementation of article 8 GDPR reflects the most recent developments in relation to the age of consent that is chosen across EU Member States.

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Celebrating Safer Internet Day by launching #SaferInternet4EU

"Today is a very special day" stated Commissioner Mariya Gabriel as she opened the Safer Internet Day celebration at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Bringing together multiple stakeholders in an annual celebration, Safer Internet Day has grown year-on-year since its launch in 2004, delivering a call to action for everyone to play their part in creating a better and safer internet for all citizens, but especially for children and young people.

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