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.

From internet users to digital citizens: Digital literacy definitions and models continue to evolve

  • Awareness
  • 28/06/2017
  • Safer Internet Armenia (safe.am)

Safer Internet Armenia was actively involved in the recent EuroDIG session "From internet users to digital citizens" held in Tallinn, Estonia, on 7 June 2017. The session, co-organised by the Internet Society European Affairs Bureau, gathered experts from business, government, academia and civil society to discuss what digital literacy means in today's internet environment and how the existing skill sets can be upgraded. Successful examples of digital literacy initiatives were examined and best digital skills strategies at community level were debated.

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Roundtable meets to discuss the GDPR

On Friday, 23 June 2017, legislators, Data Protection Authorities (DPAs), industry, education stakeholders and civil society representatives from across Europe met in Brussels, Belgium, to discuss the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with a particular focus on its implications for children's rights.

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Age of consent in the GDPR: mapping recent national guidance and proposals

  • Awareness
  • 19/06/2017
  • Eva Lievens and Ingrida MilkaitĂ©, Ghent University

In preparation for the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in a number of EU Member States national (draft) implementation acts, national consultations or guidance by Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) have been published.

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Police across Europe issue warning about the online coercion and extortion of children

Often referred to as "sextortion" or "webcam blackmailing", the online coercion and extortion of children – a form of digital blackmail where sexual information or images are used to extort sexual material, sexual favours or money, has skyrocketed in the past years, but remains largely underreported.

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EuroDIG 2017: Together we come up with the best ideas

  • Awareness
  • 15/06/2017
  • Dalia, Estonian youth panellist

In this article, Dalia, a youth panellist from Estonia, reflects on her recent experience in attending EuroDIG, the annual event of the pan-European dialogue on internet governance.

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Outcomes of "DIGital futures: promises and pitfalls": Insafe at EuroDIG 2017

The 2017 edition of EuroDIG (the pan-European dialogue on internet governance) was a milestone event in the field, particularly as it celebrated its 10th anniversary and brought together an impressive number of stakeholders committed to fostering dialogue on the digital future. "The 10th EuroDIG is history. From 6-7 June around 600 participants have been warmly welcomed in Tallinn by the digital citizens of Estonia" stated the EuroDIG secretariat one week after the conference came to an end.

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EuroDIG 2017: Debating issues that concern the whole internet community

  • Awareness
  • 15/06/2017
  • Haris Kyritsis, Greek youth panellist

Including the voice of youth in internet governance discussions is important. Here, Haris Kyritsis, a youth panellist from Greece, reflects on his recent experiences in attending EuroDIG, the annual event of the pan-European dialogue on internet governance, and its preceding youth event.

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Roundtable on the GDPR and children's rights

From May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect in EU Member States. The GDPR aims to strengthen, simplify and harmonise data protection regimes across Europe, giving individuals control over how their data are processed. It explicitly acknowledges that children merit specific protection.

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COFACE Families Europe - May newsletter now published

  • Awareness
  • 09/06/2017
  • COFACE Families Europe

COFACE Families Europe has recently published the May 2017 edition of its newsletter.

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New resource on how to keep kids safe online

Here on the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal, we're always pleased to hear from different stakeholders on how they contribute to a better and safer internet for children and young people in their own areas of work and activities.

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