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.

John Carr on the GDPR: Poor process, bad outcomes

In this article, we hear from John Carr OBE on how the provisions of the new General Data Protection Regulation will affect children and young people.

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Data protection among children and young adults

  • Awareness
  • 30/03/2016
  • Hungarian Safer Internet Centre

In this article, Dr. Kisfaludi Gábor shares some methods to measure how students aged 8 and 20 consider, classify and protect their data, what factors affect them and what adults can do to strengthen their awareness.

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That data, actually OUR data, in the Cloud

  • Awareness
  • 30/03/2016
  • Luxembourg Safer Internet Centre
Nowadays, the Cloud is everywhere. For most users, this technology is assimilated to some sort of a digital extension of their technology-related hardware. If from a technical standpoint the Cloud is not a revolution but a mere evolution of online services, the Cloud nonetheless changes the relationship between us, as users, our computer equipment, our data and our Internet Service Provider (ISP).
 
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Shakespeare, iSejf and Facebook

  • Awareness
  • 30/03/2016
  • Czech Safer Internet Centre

William Shakespeare online. Romeo and Juliet on Facebook. Young people in the Czech Republic can win a London vacation and visit the Globe Theatre and Facebook's headquarters.

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Bulgarian hashtag campaign against provocative selfies

  • Awareness
  • 30/03/2016
  • Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre

For teenagers, it's extremely important to be popular and accepted by others. Nowadays, this is easier than ever, with likes, stickers and hashtags becoming the modern expressions of approval. 

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School policies for the use of mobile phones and the internet in Slovenian primary schools

  • Awareness
  • 30/03/2016
  • Slovenian Safer Internet Centre

As part of its Safer Internet Day (SID) 2016 activities, the Slovenian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) conducted a survey in primary schools to gain an insight into the situation regarding the regulation of acceptable use of technology. In Slovenia, children enter primary schooling at about the age of 6 and finish at about the age of 14. The survey was issued to a sample size of 129 primary schools, with 57 responding.

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Helping schools with data protection compliance

  • Awareness
  • 30/03/2016
  • UK Safer Internet Centre
For many years, schools have been required to be compliant with data protection laws. Many of us that work with schools are all too aware of the difficulties they face in achieving compliance. Here at the South West Grid for Learning and the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC), we know that schools work to achieve compliance through a variety of means. Some rely on local authority staff, or the Information Commissioners' Office for support, advice and training. What is clear is that practice remains inconsistent and that data breaches are occurring.
 
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Debating data protection with Danish adolescents

  • Awareness
  • 30/03/2016
  • Danish Safer Internet Centre

Your digital footprints often seem to be invisible, but what are you really agreeing to when confirming ‘Terms & Conditions' in an app? With the newly proposed General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), it is as relevant as ever to put the spotlight on the data protection and the digital identity of youth.

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Is it true that the data we post online remains on the web forever?

  • Awareness
  • 30/03/2016
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

This question was posed several times by pupils of secondary education during a series of webinars that the Greek Awareness Centre implemented across the country from December 2015 until March 2016, in collaboration with the Computer Technology Institute & Press ‘Diophantus', and with the aim of raising awareness on the importance of our (data) privacy.

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Data protection: How to protect one's privacy on Instagram and Snapchat... with step-by-step privacy guidelines

  • Awareness
  • 30/03/2016
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

Pictures, videos and emojis are becoming increasingly important for online communication – especially with children and young people. Two of their favourite apps for sending photos are Instagram and Snapchat.

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