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.

GDPR is here: mapping the GDPR age of consent across the EU: May 2018

  • Awareness
  • 25/05/2018
  • Ingrida Milkaite and Eva Lievens, Ghent University

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force across Europe on 25 May 2018. While there is still some work to be done, this update of the mapping of the implementation of article 8 GDPR reflects the most recent decisions that have been made in relation to the age of consent in the 28 EU Member States - please note, this may still be subject to further changes across the coming weeks and months.

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GDPR is coming, but what does it mean to my school?

  • Awareness
  • 24/05/2018
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

With the imminent introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into force across Europe on Friday, 25 May 2018, many are struggling to understand what this means in practice. Here, Will Earp, Digital Experience Manager at the South West Grid for Learning (one of the partner organisations in the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC)), takes a look at particular considerations for schools.

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Privacy policy updated by world+dog, GDPR?

  • Awareness
  • 24/05/2018
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

With the imminent introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into force across Europe on Friday, 25 May 2018, many are struggling to understand what this means in practice. Here, Will Earp, Digital Experience Manager at the South West Grid for Learning (one of the partner organisations in the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC)), takes a look at the rush for many online service providers to update their privacy policies.

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Marking International Missing Children's Day 2018

International Missing Children's Day (IMCD) is marked annually on 25 May, honouring missing and abducted children across the globe, while also celebrating those who have been found. The day was first marked in the US in 1983 as National Missing Children's Day as an initiative of US president Ronald Reagan. It was first formally recognised as International Missing Children's Day in 2001, thanks to a joint effort by ICMEC (International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children), Missing Children Europe and the European Commission.

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The Pacific's approach towards cybersecurity

  • Awareness
  • 18/05/2018
  • Fiji Safer Internet Day Committee

Safer Internet Day (SID) was celebrated on Tuesday, 6 February 2018 right across the globe, joining together a community of organisations all committed to making the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially for children and young people. Here we hear from the Fiji Safer Internet Day Committee on their ongoing cybersecurity activities.

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Use of social networks and communication apps among adolescents in Slovenia

  • Awareness
  • 17/05/2018
  • Slovenian Safer Internet Centre

Knowing which social networks and apps are used by teenagers makes it easier to prepare for any possible incidents. Generally, Slovenian teenagers use the same social networks and apps as their peers in Europe, but there are some important differences.

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UNICEF launches Industry Toolkit on Children's Online Privacy and Freedom of Expression

UNICEF has launched an Industry Toolkit on Children's Online Privacy and Freedom of Expression. It contains five, rights-based "General Principles" and a practical checklist for companies to review their policies and practices.

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#SaferInternet4EU Awards - extended deadline

The #SaferInternet4EU Awards, aiming to reward and celebrate excellence and best practice in the European safer/better internet field from organisations, teachers and youth, are open for entries with an extended deadline of midnight CEST on Friday, 25 May 2018.

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"Careful parents" – new campaign of the Empowering Children Foundation

  • Awareness
  • 09/05/2018
  • Polish Safer Internet Centre

"Careful parents" is a Polish Safer Internet Centre campaign about the importance of parental presence and guidance while protecting children from online threats. 

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EMEA Child Safety Summit at its third edition

On 18-19 April 2018, the third edition of the EMEA Child Safety Summit took place (the first one was held in 2016), organised by Facebook and Google at their respective European headquarters in Dublin. Bringing together multiple experts on child safety online, the two-day summit was a fruitful gathering of stakeholders from the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) region, pitching their initiatives and resources for safe and responsible use of the internet by children and young people.

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