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 effects of media on children and youth – declaration from the 9th International Media Conference

  • Awareness
  • 12/01/2018
  • Hungarian Safer Internet Centre

The 9th International Media Conference took place in Hungary from 27-29 September 2017, focusing on the effects of media on children and youth. Here follows a short report from the event, which resulted in speakers and participants adopting a joint declaration on their goals for the future of the internet.

 

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Dealing with online risks

  • Awareness
  • 11/01/2018
  • Liam, student and Maltese Youth Panel Member

Here, Liam, a student and member of the Maltese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) Youth Panel, shares his views on dealing with online risks, especially for the protection of younger internet users.

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Celebrating a decade of the Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

  • Awareness
  • 10/01/2018
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

The end of 2017 marked a decade of operation for the Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC). Over those years, the number of initiatives and resources has grown, along with the number of local and national partnerships that have been established in aiming to create a safer and better internet for Portugal's children and young people. Here, the Portuguese SIC team revisit some of the key moments of its 10th year.

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Ora de Net supports the Code Kids programme

  • Awareness
  • 08/01/2018
  • Romanian Safer Internet Centre

Representatives of the Romanian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), together with Orange, have recently launched a series of digital education workshops for students enrolled in the national "Code Kids" programme which takes place in rural libraries.

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New representative study presents results of media usage of young people

  • Awareness
  • 05/01/2018
  • German Safer Internet Centre

The recently published German JIM study 2017 (Youth, Information, Media) asked 1,200 young people (aged 12-19) about their media usage in general and focused on the use of online learning for school.

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Children and the GDPR

There has been a great deal of discussion recently about the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and particularly around the impact on children and young people. The Information Commissioner's Office in the UK has recently launched a consultation document which provides more detailed guidance for (UK) organisations who are processing personal data under the GDPR.

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Multidisciplinary approach to protecting children online

  • Awareness
  • 04/01/2018
  • Romanian Safer Internet Centre

Here, Ora de Net, part of the Romanian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), outlines its strategy for raising awareness of, and developing appropriate methods for, preventing and combating abuse in the online environment using a multidisciplinary approach

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Are we educating our teachers to yesterday?

  • Awareness
  • 04/01/2018
  • Finnish Safer Internet Centre

Teacher education is a cornerstone in preparing teachers for their working lives. Here, the Finnish National Audiovisual Institute, part of the Finnish Safer Internet Centre (SIC), outlines its work around preparing student teachers to deliver future media education.

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Media education and curricula reform in Finland

  • Awareness
  • 03/01/2018
  • Finnish Safer Internet Centre

It's critically important to consider and reflect on the goals and the ways in which children and young people can be supported for the world of tomorrow. Here, the Finnish National Audiovisual Institute, part of the Finnish Safer Internet Centre (SIC), considers how this can be achieved through curricula approaches to media education.

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Digital natives - fairies of media literacy

  • Awareness
  • 29/12/2017
  • Finnish Safer Internet Centre

We often hear the terms "digital natives" or "digital immigrants" when talking about young people online, but is it correct to assume that either of these concepts actually exist? Here, the Finnish National Audiovisual Institute, part of the Finnish Safer Internet Centre (SIC), debates the issue and reflects on the importance of media literacy in determining context.

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