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.

The discriminating effects of being offline in the everyday

  • Awareness
  • 23/01/2018
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

An ÖIAT-study by Saferinternet.at, the awareness-raising node of the Austrian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), considered issues relating to "offliners" – that is, those who don't use online technologies. Read on for an overview of the findings.

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Data Privacy Day and Safer Internet Day: an annual focus on online safety

It's the beginning of the year which means online safety is on the agenda with two upcoming major campaigns - notably Data Privacy Day and, of course, our very own Safer Internet Day!

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Register for the new Online Safety MOOC

In a society where technology and the online world are playing an increasingly big role in people's lives, it becomes evident that schools also need to be up to speed with the latest online trends: both in terms of the opportunities they present and the challenges they pose. Education about online safety should surely begin at home, but it is by no means the sole responsibility of parents and caretakers: teachers should also be able to provide their pupils and students with all the necessary tools to face the online world in an empowered and responsible manner. It goes without saying that industry and other stakeholders (such as government and policymakers) also have a role to play. 

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Is having access to the internet a human right?

  • Awareness
  • 22/01/2018
  • Maltese Safer Internet Centre

So many people in certain parts of the world enjoy access to the internet, using it both for entertainment as well as for information exchange. The internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that enables billions of devices to be connected worldwide. 

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Education and hate speech

  • Awareness
  • 19/01/2018
  • Maltese Safer Internet Centre

Here, the Maltese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) considers the issue of hate speech and the importance of educational programmes in helping to combat it.

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New Online Safety MOOC for teachers to launch on Safer Internet Day 2018

To coincide with this year's Safer Internet Day celebrations on Tuesday, 6 February 2018, a new edition of the Online Safety MOOC (massive open online course) for teachers, ICT administrators and school counsellors will launch on the European Schoolnet Academy portal, developed in collaboration with the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres.

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SID 2018 is almost here. Are you ready?

As every year, we will be celebrating Safer Internet Day (SID) on the second day of the second week of the second month of the year! That means SID 2018 will take place on 6 February 2018 under the theme of "Create, connect and share respect: a better internet starts with you"! 

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Creative workshop: a format for cooperation between the Safer Internet Youth Forums of the Baltic Countries

  • Awareness
  • 17/01/2018
  • Lithuanian Safer Internet Centre

For three years now, Lithuania has hosted the Safer Internet Youth Forum partially funded under the framework of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) as part of the European Commission's Better Internet for Kids strategy.

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Digital citizenship and digital literacy – essential skills for today's world

  • Awareness
  • 16/01/2018
  • Maltese Safer Internet Centre

Today's youth generation appears to engage with all things that are digital without any effort at all, since they are born in an interactive world based on texting, mobile internet and social networking. Since much of the interaction in the digital world happens at a distance, students and adults alike are sometimes not aware of the cause and effect of their behaviour online. Perceived anonymity online also makes it easier for people to participate in unethical, and sometimes illicit, behaviours. Thus, it would be appropriate to say that this interactive world requires new codes of conduct so that people behave in an ethical and responsible way online.

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Internet of Things (IoT) or Toys (IoToys) - An overview

  • Awareness
  • 15/01/2018
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

Following work that Pedro Gonçalves, International Relations at Portugal Telecom has done in cooperation with the Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC), the SIC invited him to share an overview regarding the potential but also the risks regarding the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Internet of Toys (IoToys), with the ultimate aim of answering a final question: Is the Internet of Things/Toys also an Internet of Threats? 

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