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.

Young people create apps in Wales for Safer Internet Day 2016

  • Awareness
  • 24/03/2016
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Two apps created by young people for young people were created and launched in Wales for Safer Internet Day (SID) 2016.

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European Get Online Week 2016: being confident, being digital

The seventh edition of the European Get Online Week (GOW) to digitally empower and employ people was celebrated on 14-20 March this year. With a record number of 29 campaign partners involved in 27 countries, the campaign proved again the necessity to raise awareness about ICT competence and the importance to see every European digitally savvy. Cisco and Liberty Global financially supported the campaign which was also endorsed by some of the European Commissioners.

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We say ‘No' to discrimination

The United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is an opportunity to renew our commitment to building a world of justice and equality where xenophobia and bigotry do not exist.

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Looking for media literacy research? The index might help

  • Awareness
  • 21/03/2016
  • Finnish Safer Internet Centre

In this highly mediatised world, the importance of media literacy is recognised by different actors from all around the globe. The issues related to media literacy have gained interest also from researchers. Studies focusing on these issues are conducted by various scholars and the research articles are published in various journals. To help to promote media literacy, we've attempted to make the information more visible by compiling an index to media literacy research. Take a look at www.medialiteracy.fi.

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International Day of Happiness

The United Nations International Day of Happiness recognises the relevance of happiness and wellbeing as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings around the world, and the importance of their recognition in public policy objectives.

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Everyone's online: A preview of Get Online Week 2016!

Get Online Week 2016 is in action: with a record number of countries and partners being involved thousands of events on digital skills, inclusion and jobs are taking place across Europe. As the Netherlands Digital Champion Tineke Netelenbos put it today, "…the Get Online Week is an excellent moment in Europe to collectively pay attention to enhancing eSkills". Here's an early preview of what has been going on in many countries in the first days of the campaign!

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Promoting interaction skills plays an important part in media education

  • Awareness
  • 18/03/2016
  • Finnish Safer Internet Centre

In Finland, the international Safer Internet Day (SID) is a part of the Media Literacy Week (MLW). During the week, organisations, associations and companies showcase their work that promotes media education.

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Nettivihje hotline in Finland: Fighting sexual crimes against children on the web

  • Awareness
  • 17/03/2016
  • Finnish Safer Internet Centre

Images are gaining in importance in the social world online. The ever faster digitalisation has increased the amount and use of imagery uploaded online. For example, the number of video clips and images that children and adolescents produce using web cameras, smartphones and other mobile devices has exploded (HS 29 Nov. 2014). The rising number of sexualising videos recorded and photographs taken by adolescents themselves, and the uncontrolled dissemination of this kind of material to inappropriate or criminal use, have caused particular concern. 

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New online courses promote digital skills and games in schools

The European Schoolnet Academy is a platform where you can learn about innovation in the school and classroom through online professional development courses for teachers in primary and secondary schools. Many of the courses focus on developing digital literacy skills which, for both teachers and pupils, can be an essential aspect of helping to contribute to a better internet. New courses for Spring 2016 have just been announced and are now open for enrolment. 

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Native in learning and knowing

  • Awareness
  • 15/03/2016
  • Finnish Safer Internet Centre

In this article, Saara Salomaa from National Audiovisual Institute, part of the Finnish Safer Internet Centre, shares her views on the concept of digital natives.

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