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.

Second edition of the BIK bulletin now published

The second edition of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin has now been published. This quarterly bulletin aims to keep you informed of safer and better internet issues and opportunities across Europe and beyond.

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Checklists for safe use of social media

The UK Safer Internet Centre has published three new checklists for Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram covering everything you need to know in order to manage your information and stay safe online while using these services.

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Online radicalisation as a new challenge for Safer Internet trainings

At present, all educators, trainers or other people who work with children and digital technologies face the same situation. Digital media's ever-evolving challenges – such as users' fast changing online behaviour as well as a constant flow of new tools, new internet technologies and new ways of online communication – raise new questions and demand new solutions.
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Online radicalisation as a new challenge for Safer Internet trainings

  • Awareness
  • 30/06/2015
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

At present, all educators, trainers or other people who work with children and digital technologies face the same situation. Digital media's ever-evolving challenges – such as users' fast changing online behaviour as well as a constant flow of new tools, new internet technologies and new ways of online communication – raise new questions and demand new solutions. Therefore, it is essential for people engaged in Safer Internet trainings to stay up to date and constantly gain expertise in new topics. Online radicalisation and online jihadism are among the most challenging topics from recent months.

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‘MIL for me': an online training resource on media and information literacy

The recent Insafe training meeting played host to a resource competition, designed to showcase the best resources from across the European network of Safer internet Centres (SIC) to identify one which should be translated and localised. Following some fierce competition, the Swedish resource ‘MIL for me' was crowned the winner.
 
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Focus topic: Online extremism and radicalisation

Online extremism is an issue which is getting a great deal of attention at present. The fear that young people could be groomed online by violent extremists and terrorists and encouraged to leave their home countries in order to join IS (Islamic State) in Iraq or Syria is a concern, another fear is that, through immersion in violent extremist cyberspaces, vulnerable young people could also be radicalised to carry out attacks in their home countries.

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Insafe resources: Activity book - Play and learn: Being online

We live in a society characterised with an overwhelming presence of modern technological devices, allowing distance between people to fade and leading to the existence of a second, online world.

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Insafe resources: Good practice guides

From time to time, Insafe produces Good Practice Guides on a range of issues. These are typically produced as a result of surveys of the Insafe network to highlight resources or approaches which have worked well in a particular context, as a way of sharing the knowledge and expertise within and outside of the network. Please find details of our Good Practice Guides below.

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Insafe resources: The Digital Universe of Your Children

European Schoolnet (host organisation of Insafe), together with Liberty Global, has created an animation aimed at educating parents on children's safety online: The Digital Universe of Your Children.

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Insafe resources: De Digitale Wereld van uw Kinderen/The Digital Universe of Your Children - Belgian version

European Schoolnet (host organisation of Insafe), together with Liberty Global, has created an animation aimed at educating parents on children's safety online: The Digital Universe of Your Children. Here, the resource has been translated into Dutch.

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