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.
- French Safer Internet Centre
In 2018, French awareness centre "Internet sans crainte" held a youth panel about cyberbullying in Meaux, Seine-et-Marne.Read more
- Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centre
During the first week of July 2018, in the Forum Geesseknäppchen (Luxembourg), the Glass Room Experience exhibition was open to the general public. Schools were also invited to attend the event. Almost 200 students visited the exhibition and were introduced to the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data by a data protection expert.Read more
- Finnish Safer Internet Centre
For several years now there has been a trend of ASMR videos, especially on YouTube, by both amateur and professional YouTubers. Here, Julia Alajärvi, Project Manager at the Finnish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) (National Audiovisual Institute (KAVI)) talks about the phenomenon and some of the potential challenges.Read more
- TOP10VPN, Guest contributor
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. As such, we were recently contacted by TOP10VPN, making us aware of their new resource: Teen internet safety: A parent's guide.Read more
- Belgian Safer Internet Centre
On Wednesday, 23 May, Child Focus, the Belgian Safer Internet Centre, has launched #Vu, a theatre play for schools meant to raise awareness about the risks of sexting. Performed by the Arts Nomades theatre company, the play ‘#Vu' premiered in Brussels in May 2018.Read more
- Jacqueline Beauchere, Microsoft
- UK Safer Internet Centre
Will Gardner, CEO of Childnet and a Director of the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC), looks at the success of the Childnet Film Competition Finalists' Event.Read more
UNICEF has just published a new discussion paper on Children and Digital Marketing: Rights, risks and responsibilities complementing the Children's Rights and Business in a Digital World series.Read more
- BIK Team
"How to better respect, protect and fulfil the rights of the child in the digital environment is at the core of the new Recommendation adopted (…) by the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers. Building on international and European legal instruments, the text provides comprehensive guidelines for action by European governments".Read more
- French Safer Internet Centre
For the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Internet Sans Crainte team, part of the French Safer Internet Centre(SIC), participated in a "celebration of digital freedoms" (fête des libertés numériques).Read more