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.

Speech therapy digital tools in Romania

  • Awareness
  • 14/12/2018
  • Romanian Safer Internet Centre

Logopedia, the first digital education platform for both hearing and speech impaired children and professionals working with them, moves its content to Timlogo.ro, the largest logopedics platform in Romania that supports the speech therapy of people with speech disorders.

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Can technology and digital education rescue the Romanian educational system?

According to multiple studies, around 40 per cent of Romanian pupils are functional illiterates, meaning that they can read and write, but cannot understand or interpret the content. This is the highest rate in the EU, with high implications on the future workforce and long-term productivity. Economic interpretations show that this issue strongly affects the country's GDP.

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Dutch Media Literacy Week 2018: the highlights

  • Awareness
  • 11/12/2018
  • Dutch Safer Internet Centre

From 16-23 November 2018, the ninth edition of the national Media Literacy Week (Week van de Mediawijsheid) took place in the Netherlands. On this occasion, many activities were organised.

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Celebrating Human Rights Day

On Monday, 10 December 2018, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is turning 70; an occasion for various stakeholders all around the world to reflect on the importance of this document and to consider the progress made and the road ahead in the defence and promotion of human rights worldwide.

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Romania: Regional seminars on children's online safety

  • Awareness
  • 07/12/2018
  • Romanian Safer Internet Centre

Between May and June 2018, Save the Children Romania organised regional seminars on "Child protection and participation in the online environment", in collaboration with the Ministry of National Education, the National Authority for Child Protection and Adoption, and the General Police Inspectorate. 

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COFACE-Families Europe – November 2018 newsletter now published

COFACE-Families Europe has recently published the November edition of its newsletter.

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Digital citizenship competition in Romania

  • Awareness
  • 05/12/2018
  • Romanian Safer Internet Centre

In Romania, 12,000 students, parents and teachers participated in the "Digital Citizenship Competition – Rights and responsibilities on the internet regarding personal data".

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The transformative power of digitalisation in schools: where to draw the line?

Schools are key environments in which children acquire the necessary skills and competences to navigate throughout the adult world. As such, they carry a heavy responsibility in determining the future of our children. The past few decades have seen a major boom in information and communication technologies, especially with the advent of the internet and wireless devices like smartphones.

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"Using the internet responsibly", a new Italian Safer Internet Centre campaign

  • Awareness
  • 04/12/2018
  • Italian Safer Internet Centre

Generazioni Connesse, the Italian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has just launched a new campaign to promote the appropriate use of the new technologies for children, parents and teachers. 

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Insafe booth in full swing at IGF 2018

The 13th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) took place from 12-14 November 2018 in Paris, France. This year the conference ran under the overall theme of "The Internet of Trust".

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