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.

WSIS Forum 2019: ICTs for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum, a global United Nations (UN) multi-stakeholder platform facilitating the implementation of the WSIS Action Lines for advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is taking place from Monday, 8 April to Friday, 12 April 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.

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#VoteForChildren, a campaign putting child rights at the heart of EU action

With the European Parliament elections less than two months away, a coalition of organisations working on children's issues decided it's time to vote for a Europe that puts the rights of children at the heart of its agenda. In a context of increasing inequalities and an uncertain economic and climatic future, children's rights have never been more important for a better, safer, more equal and prosperous future. 

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'Step Up, Speak Up' - Youth-led event in Brussels to tackle online sexual harassment

  • Awareness
  • 04/04/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

On 11th April 2019 in Brussels, much-needed and ground-breaking resources will be launched to help tackle online sexual harassment among young people. Experts from the UK, Denmark and Hungary who have been working on this issue for the past two years will be present at the event. The launch will also be an opportunity to meet and talk to young people from these countries and hear them talk about what support they need from professionals.

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How do young people show civil courage online?

  • Awareness
  • 03/04/2019
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

The Austrian initiative Saferinternet.at was involved in a major study on the topic of "Civil Courage 2.0". The insights show how important bystanders' role is in online conflicts. 

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Making the internet a place of empowerment for children on the autism spectrum

Tuesday, 2 April 2019 is World Autism Awareness Day. This event aims to encourage Member States of the United Nations (UN) to raise awareness about people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) throughout the world.

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Promoting the 4Rs of online safety for Safer Internet Day in Australia

  • Awareness
  • 01/04/2019
  • Office of the eSafety Commissioner, the Australian Safer Internet Day Committee

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner is the Australian Safer Internet Day (SID) Committee. In addition to the official theme "Together for a better internet", the organisation encouraged all Australians to collaborate with their communities and support each other in developing the critical skills required for navigating the online world, known as the 4Rs – Respect, Resilience, Reasoning and Responsibility.

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Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin

The Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin is a quarterly electronic newsletter with the aim of keeping you informed on better internet issues.

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Media literacy, a key component of 21st century education

In each edition of the BIK bulletin, we look at a topical issue – in the March 2019 edition, we focus on media literacy. According to medialit.org, media literacy provides a framework to access, analyse, evaluate and create messages in a variety of forms – from print, to video, to the internet. Media literacy builds an understanding of the role of media in society as well as essential skills of inquiry and self-expression necessary for the citizens of a democracy.

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BEE SECURE takes a deep dive into disinformation at the Privacy Salon

  • Awareness
  • 28/03/2019
  • Luxembourg Safer Internet Centre

The Luxembourg digital Privacy Salon is a free event about privacy in a digital context, intended for everyone, where no prior technical expertise is assumed. It takes place around 10 times a year with a different topic each time and has been running for six years, with formal support from BEE SECURE (coordinators of the Luxembourg Safer Internet Centre (SIC)) since 2017.

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The cultivation of critical thinking is the only way to stop fake news

  • Awareness
  • 28/03/2019
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

The spread of fake news is a frequent occurrence on the internet, but the emergence and popularity of social networking services has made its spread even more prevalent. Fake news, even that which clearly does not contain a trace of reality or logic, is now transmitted at the speed of lightning through social media, resulting in familiarity and acceptance of the so called news by a large proportion of the audience.

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