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.

United Nations perspective on media and information literacy

In United Nations (UN) terminology, "peace building, human solidarity and war are all linked to the quality of the information environment (citizens, media, internet, social media, libraries, citizens etc.) and the values it transmits". Digital rights and privacy have become a basic part of our day-to-day interaction with technology and, in order to ensure their proper understanding, having the right digital skills is no longer an option but rather a prerequisite. 

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Children's and young people's rights in the digital age

  • Awareness
  • 02/08/2016
  • London School of Economics (LSE

The London School of Economics (LSE) recently hosted a conference on children's and young people's rights in the digital age. Read on to find out more.

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Protecting children on smartphones

Since the launch of our new Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal towards the end of last year, we've been delighted to be contacted by some industry representatives keen to promote a better and safer internet for children and young people in their own areas of work and activities. 

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Childnet Film Competition 2016 winners announced

  • Awareness
  • 28/07/2016
  • UK Safer Internet Centre
Young people shine online as Childnet announce the winners of the Childnet Film Competition 2016.
 
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Pokémon GO – mobile gateway to online gaming

With not even a month passing since its launch on 6 July 2016, Pokémon GO has become the trending topic of the summer. Blastoise, Venusaur, Charizard and Pikachu have been reborn from the Nintendo generation into the online world that is now vibrating with alerts from the latest app from Niantic Labs

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UK Safer Internet Centre wins ISPA award

Congratulations to the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC) which recently won the Safety Award at the 2016 ISPA Awards.

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Pokémon GO – gaming gone mobile

  • Awareness
  • 14/07/2016
  • Alan Earl, UK Safer Internet Centre
Pokémon GO launched in the US this week and it looks set to be a summer craze when it launches in the UK! Alan Earl, Harm Reduction Officer, from UK Safer Internet Centre partners, the South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL), explains a bit more about the app, the risks and what parents can do to avoid them.
 
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A magazine on safe internet use

  • Awareness
  • 14/07/2016
  • Icelandic Safer Internet Centre

Home and School and SAFT (the Icelandic Safer Internet Centre (SIC)) have recently signed an agreement with Vodafone regarding the publication of a special magazine on the responsible and positive internet use of children and young people and other educational resources. 

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The Museum of Bullying

  • Awareness
  • 08/07/2016
  • Lithuanian Safer Internet Centre

Since January 2016, Child Line (the helpline operating as part of the Lithuanian Safer Internet Centre (SIC)) has been running a fundraising campaign – The Museum of Bullying. This virtual museum invites everyone to take part and turn bullying into history. 

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Supporting the prevention of radicalisation leading to violent extremism

From encrypted messages to ‘lone wolves', the internet unfortunately provides a fertile field for fast dissemination of messages reflecting hate speech and terrorist propaganda. Online interactions have managed to bridge the distance between perpetrators and new affiliates, leading to the spread of terror initiatives and acts of extremism. 

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