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.
- 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.Read more
- BIK Team
- Insafe network
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.Read more
- 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.Read more
- BIK Team
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.Read more
- 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.Read more
- Insafe network
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.Read more
- 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".Read more
- 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.Read more
- EU Code Week
Participate with your students from 6-21 October 2018 and add some extra engagement and fun to your lessons.Read more