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.

Facebook takes action on child nudity and sexual exploitation

  • Awareness
  • 30/10/2018
  • Karl Hopwood, Helpline Coordinator

Facebook hit the headlines again recently, but for a very positive reason. Apparently, in a three-month period, the social media giant has removed 8.7 million images which violated policies on child nudity or sexual exploitation of children. Here, Karl Hopwood, Helpline Coordinator, gives his view on the news.

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BIK Youth Panel 2018

The 10th edition of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Panel is drawing closer! This year, our panel of European youth representatives will host a deep-dive session during Safer Internet Forum (SIF) 2018, which will take place on Tuesday, 20 November 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.

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Digital Leaders in action

The Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) recently met for a training meeting in Manchester, UK. Such meetings aim to facilitate experience and good-practice sharing across the network on a range of topical online safety issues, while continuing to enhance the collaborative learning community that has developed within the network. A regular feature of training meetings is the opportunity to see good practice "in the field", often visiting a local school or similar to see online safety education and awareness raising in action.

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"Iene Miene Media" 2018 study on media education of young children

  • Awareness
  • 26/10/2018
  • Dutch Safer Internet Centre

In the Netherlands, 45 per cent of parents think that children learn by watching videos on their smartphone or tablet by themselves, while that is not the case. That is what the 2018 "Iene Miene Media" research shows. 

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Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2018

The UNESCO Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week will take place from Wednesday, 24 October until Wednesday, 31 October 2018. It will feature several major multi-stakeholder activities in Kaunas, Lithuania and in Riga, Latvia, as well as a variety of local events across the world.

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#Dayoffline and the #SaferInternet4EU campaign

  • Awareness
  • 19/10/2018
  • Czech Safer Internet Centre

In 2018, the Czech Safer Internet Centre (SIC) launched the #Dayoffline campaign in partnership with Czech online media portal Flowee, with the aim of raising awareness about screen time addiction among young people.

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Insafe network meets to discuss the impact of technology on individuals and society

Today, the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) begins a two-day training meeting in Manchester, UK. The meeting aims to facilitate experience and good-practice sharing across the network on a range of topical online safety issues, while continuing to enhance the collaborative learning community that has developed within the network.

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Love Stories 4.0 – The impact of new technologies on relationships

  • Awareness
  • 16/10/2018
  • Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centre

In September 2018, the Safer Internet Centre (SIC) of Luxembourg launched its awareness-raising campaign on relationships in the digital age for the academic year 2018/19, called "Love Stories 4.0".

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Back2School campaign in Portugal

  • Awareness
  • 12/10/2018
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

As part of the European Back2School campaign, and to celebrate the end of the Portuguese "Keep It Cool" summer campaign, the Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) invited all Portuguese users to download its "Back2School" resource pack. The pack provides information promoting safer and healthier behaviours on the internet, addressing all the six topics of the European Back2School campaign, namely sexting, cyberbullying, the Internet of Things (IoT), disturbing online content, fake news and grooming.

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Code Week 2018 is here!

Participate with your students from 6-21 October 2018 and add some extra engagement and fun to your lessons.

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