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.

Children's and young people's screen time and online wellbeing: A biased correlation?

On Wednesday, 20 March 2019, we celebrate the International Day of Happiness. This event has been celebrated by the United Nations (UN) every year since 2013 as a way to recognise the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world. For the occasion, the BIK Team looks into the ongoing debates on the relationship between screen time and the happiness of children and young people.

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An emphasis on local initiatives for Safer Internet Day 2019 in Poland

  • Awareness
  • 18/03/2019
  • Polish Safer Internet Centre

February is a very busy month for online safety organisations in Poland. In 2019, as in previous years, a main Safer Internet Day (SID) conference in Warsaw marked the beginning of a month of awareness raising around SID in the country.

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Safer Internet Day 2019 in Portugal: Online for human rights

  • Awareness
  • 18/03/2019
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

The Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) commemorated Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019 by promoting a series of activities and resources. The planning started early to organise an event called "Online for human rights" which encountered a wide audience, both among the general public and among policymakers who have an influence on the internet governance sphere in the country. As Thorbjorn Jagland, the Secretary General for the Council of Europe put it, "hate speech has become one of the most common forms of intolerance and xenophobia in Europe today (…) When the unacceptable starts to be accepted, becomes "the norm", there is a true threat to human rights".

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Safer Internet Day 2019 in Slovenia: Focus on digital parenting

  • Awareness
  • 16/03/2019
  • Slovenian Safer Internet Centre

In Slovenia, the 2019 edition of Safer Internet Day (SID) was dedicated primarily to parents.

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Safer Internet Day 2019 in Germany: United against online hate speech

  • Awareness
  • 15/03/2019
  • German Safer Internet Centre

#lauteralshass (#louderthanhate) was the motto of the 2019 Safer Internet Day (SID) activities of the German Safer Internet Centre (SIC) klicksafe. 

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Screentime management at the heart of Safer Internet Day 2019 in Slovakia

  • Awareness
  • 15/03/2019
  • Slovak Safer Internet Centre

Safer Internet Day 2019 was celebrated in Slovakia with a focus on regulating excessive use of digital devices such as mobile phones, tablets, laptops and other devices surrounding us on a daily basis. To mark the day, the project Bezinternetu.sk ("without the internet" in Slovak) was launched and introduced to representatives of the public and media.

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Lithuania – Safer Internet Day 2019 event "Conversation in other ways!"

  • Awareness
  • 15/03/2019
  • Lithuanian Safer Internet Centre

The 2019 Safer Internet Day (SID) celebrations took place on Tuesday, 5 February 2019. The campaign's slogan, "Together for a better internet", was a call for all countries involved to invite stakeholders to join together and play their part in creating a better internet for everyone, and especially for younger users.

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EU Kids Online survey for Safer Internet Day 2019 in Estonia

  • Awareness
  • 14/03/2019
  • Estonian Safer Internet Centre

We consume online services more and more, and the skills to consume and shape these services knowledgeably are becoming more and more important. Children learn to use new technologies faster than adults as they are born into a world where the internet and smart devices are a natural part of life. Supporting the development of media and digital competences enables children and youngsters to participate in the digital society positively and respectfully. 

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Focus on media literacy for Safer Internet Day 2019 in Iran

  • Awareness
  • 14/03/2019
  • Anarestan, the Iranian Safer Internet Day Committee

The international Safer Internet Day (SID) was celebrated in Iran for the second time, on Tuesday, 5 February 2019. The main event, organised by Anarestan (Amin SMD Co.), was attended by Mr. Khosrow Saljooghi, Executor of Support program of developing kids' cyberspace services as part of Iran's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.

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Student workshops for Safer Internet Day 2019 in Tanzania

  • Awareness
  • 13/03/2019
  • Computing and Information Association (CIA), the Tanzanian Safer Internet Day Committee

Each year, Safer Internet Day (SID) is celebrated in February to promote the safe and positive use of digital technologies for children and young people. Globally, SID is celebrated in over 150 countries, and coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission. In Tanzania, SID is coordinated by the Tanzanian SID Committee, hosted by Computing and Information Association (CIA). This year's Safer Internet Day (SID) celebration took place on Tuesday, 5 February 2019. The campaign's slogan, "Together for a better internet", was a call to action for all stakeholders to join together and play their part in creating a better internet for everyone, and especially for younger users.

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