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.

Whaling - children in the net of psychological manipulators

  • Awareness
  • 28/06/2016
  • Hungarian Safer Internet Centre

Hackers who use human-based techniques besides - and sometimes instead of - information technology and programming techniques are often called social engineers. 

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Swedish media literacy policies and practices

  • Awareness
  • 28/06/2016
  • Swedish Safer Internet Centre

In Sweden there is no single relevant policy or ministry concerning children's and young people's media use, but instead various policies dealing with these issues. In general, the policies address issues of safer internet in a broad media context, often in terms of literacy, digital competence or critical thinking.

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Trust Me – a critical thinking resource

  • Awareness
  • 28/06/2016
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

In a world where people's perception of the world is informed through the wealth of information and interaction in the media and social media, it is important that children are equipped with the skills to critically assess and analyse the information that is put to them. This is a key element of developing resilience, and a crucial modern day skill for managing and navigating potential online risks.

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MAPPING the digital transition

  • Awareness
  • 28/06/2016
  • Czech Safer Internet Centre

A current European challenge is to find a balance between privacy protection, citizen's willingness to express themselves online, the need for industry to safely store and manage their digital data and those models of e-business, e-government and e-surveillance that make massive use of personal data. 

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Saferinternet.at goes digi.komp!

  • Awareness
  • 28/06/2016
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

The Austrian Ministry of Education has implemented a digital competences strategy. Named ‘digi.komp'(www.digikomp.at), it targets young people in the age groups of 6-10 and 10-14 years. The initiative aims to increase the probability that children and young people will get in touch with digital technologies and receive an education in the field of digital skills.

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Training police officers to deal with internet breaches

  • Awareness
  • 27/06/2016
  • Latvian Safer Internet Centre

The Latvian hotline regularly receives complaints that reports made to the police about crime committed online have been rejected. 

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What happens if parents don't talk to their children about sex?

  • Awareness
  • 24/06/2016
  • Latvian Safer Internet Centre

There's a proper time for talking to your child about things related to sex, as appropriate to their age. 

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Naked online - young people sharing pictures

  • Awareness
  • 23/06/2016
  • Danish Safer Internet Centre

In 2015, the Danish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) (Save the Children Denmark, Centre for Digital Youth Care and The Media Council for Children & Young People) launched a booklet, ‘So you got naked online' (in Danish: ‘Har du været nøgen på nettet?') with information and practical tools for children and young people who have experienced their intimate pictures being shared.

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An experiment on assessing web content critically

  • Awareness
  • 23/06/2016
  • Latvian Safer Internet Centre

The Latvian Safer Internet Centre, in cooperation with the largest Latvian social network Draugiem.lv, conducted a little experiment: they examined whether young people believe everything they read and see on the internet, and whether they verify the veracity and source of information before providing their contact information to unknown persons.

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People treat their passwords irresponsibly

  • Awareness
  • 22/06/2016
  • Latvian Safer Internet Centre

In late May, the Digital Security Alliance carried out a social experiment in Latvia, in which people in the streets were prompted to enter their passwords in a program which, they were told, verified their safety. 

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