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.

European Cybersecurity Month – European teachers "Get Cyber Skilled"

On the occasion of European Cybersecurity Month (ECSM), celebrated in October, a learning event for teachers in Europe, called "Get Cyber Skilled", will be hosted on the eTwinning platform. The initiative is a partnership between the European Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT) in the European Commission, and European Schoolnet.

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October is European Cyber Security Month

This October, we will celebrate European Cyber Security Month (ECSM), an EU initiative launched in October 2012 by by the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), the European Commission's DG CONNECT and partners. It aims to generate general awareness about cybersecurity, more specifically on Network and Information Security (NIS), and to promote safer use of the internet for all users by involving all relevant stakeholders. 

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Makerspaces and online safety in Luxembourg

  • Awareness
  • 26/09/2018
  • Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centre

Teaching children and young people about online safety by encouraging them to come up with creative solutions is a key challenge for their online wellbeing. The approach of makerspaces is very promising in this regard.

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Creative learning and online safety

In each edition of the BIK bulletin, we look at a topical issue – our latest edition looks at perspectives on creative learning. 

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Celebrating the International Day for Universal Access to Information

The International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI), also known as the Access to Information Day, will be celebrated on Friday, 28 September 2018. 

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Commissioner Gabriel at the 12th Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online conference

For the 12th International Conference on Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online, Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, released a video message to congratulate the organisers of the event, the Polish and German Safer Internet Centres. She also reaffirmed her commitment to involve all stakeholders – policymakers, civil society organisations, teachers, parents, young people and children themselves – in the challenge to give children and young people the tools to become fully equipped digital citizens.

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Follow the 12th International Conference "Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online"

  • Awareness
  • 17/09/2018
  • Polish and German Safer Internet Centres

We are pleased to invite you to follow the 12th International Conference "Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online", which will take place at the Novotel Airport Hotel in Warsaw on 18 and 19 September 2018 and will be livestreamed online.

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International Day of Democracy 2018: Democracy "under great strain" according to the UN

On Saturday, 15 September we will celebrate the International Day of Democracy. The 2018 editions' theme is "Democracy under Strain: Solutions for a Changing World".

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Microsoft study shows teens are looking to parents for help with online issues

Microsoft's latest study, called "Civility, Safety and Interaction Online – 2018", shows an encouraging development in online safety. Indeed, there has been a stark increase in the numbers of teenagers turning to their parents and other trusted adults to solve online problems. 

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What is Google doing for my child's sexual education?

  • Awareness
  • 12/09/2018
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

The easy access to pornographic content offered by search engines to anyone, including young children, is one the main concerns of parents nowadays. Teresa Sofia Castro, post-doctoral researcher in Educational Technology at the New University of Lisbon, Portugal, recounts her research interviews with children on the topic, and suggests some guidelines for parents.

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