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.

French youth panel: Combating cyberbullying

  • Awareness
  • 04/09/2018
  • French Safer Internet Centre

In 2018, French awareness centre "Internet sans crainte" held a youth panel about cyberbullying in Meaux, Seine-et-Marne.

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The Glass Room Experience in Luxembourg – interactive big data and the Internet of Things

  • Awareness
  • 24/08/2018
  • 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.

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Does this tingle you? ASMR videos have millions of viewers on YouTube

  • Awareness
  • 23/08/2018
  • 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.

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Teen internet safety: A parent's guide

  • Awareness
  • 21/08/2018
  • 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.

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#Vu, the new Belgian theatre play on the risks of sexting

  • Awareness
  • 03/08/2018
  • 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.

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Microsoft's Council for Digital Good calls on US policymakers to promote digital civility

  • Awareness
  • 31/07/2018
  • Jacqueline Beauchere, Microsoft

In an open letter to U.S. law- and policy-makers, Microsoft's Council for Digital Good is calling on government to address digital-world realities like cyberbullying and "sextortion" by modernizing laws and promoting in-school education to encourage positive online behaviors.

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Young people create award winning online safety films

  • Awareness
  • 26/07/2018
  • 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.

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Children and Digital Marketing: Rights, risks and responsibilities

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.

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Children's rights in the digital environment

"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". 

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Internet Sans Crainte workshop for GDPR launch

  • Awareness
  • 09/07/2018
  • 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).

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