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.
- BIK team
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.Read more
- 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.Read more
- BIK team
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.Read more
- UK Safer Internet Centre
- BIK Team
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.Read more
- BIK team
Congratulations to the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC) which recently won the Safety Award at the 2016 ISPA Awards.Read more
- Alan Earl, UK Safer Internet Centre
- 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.Read more
- 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.Read more
- BIK team
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.Read more