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**This #SaferInternet4EU #Back2School campaign took place in September 2018;
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- Distribution of 30,000 school timetables with online safety messages in the framework of the Back2School campaign through offices of Orange and Lidl during September and October 2018.
- Organisation of a joint campaign against cyberbullying with Cartoon Network. Titled "You have the power - Be a friend", the campaign will also benefit from the participation of popular vloggers. It will run from 20 September to 20 October 2018 - see more at http://budipriatel.cartoonnetwork.bg. In line with this, a whole class (1st to 8th grade) competition will take place to design a T-shirt with a message on friendship online. This best design, as selected by a class jury, will win a multimedia projector.
- A "Teacher leader in the digital era" campaign will be organised for all schools with lesson plans prepared by the Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) for 1-4, 5-7 and 8-11 grades dedicated to "Search, verification and assessment of online information and content." The campaign will launch on 1 November and run until mid-December 2018. Packages of awareness-raising materials will be provided to participating schools, and feedback will be gathered from teachers.
- The Cyprus Pedagogical Institute (CPI), in cooperation with the Pancyprian School for Parents, will launch a booklet for parents on online challenges, providing explanations and advice.
- The Cyprus Pedagogical Institute (CPI) will launch a new video promoting the 1480 Helpline-Hotline. The new video will be accompanied by a lesson plan and presentation for teachers.
- The University of Cyprus, in cooperation with Cyprus Pedagogical Institute (CPI), will be promoting the "eFollowMe" digital footprint game. This is a 3D-game, implemented in the Unity game engine, that asks players to participate in several challenges to see how they respond to different situations related to their digital footprint when navigating the web. Participants are also asked to answer several questions regarding their digital footprint and get a score based on their answers. Detailed information on its use is provided on the dedicated project website, while the game can also be downloaded since it is available for Windows and Mac operating systems.
- The Cyprus Pedagogical Institute (CPI) will be promoting the "Happy Onlife" game and activity book, aimed at raising awareness on the risks and opportunities of the internet and promoting best online practices.
- Several new resources will be launched: an online learning quiz on online choices, lesson plans and presentations for teachers on internet challenges and risks, leaflets for social media (Twitter, Viber, YouTube, and so on) and online risks (sexting, cyberbullying, grooming, sextortion) (see https://internetsafety.pi.ac.cy/ and https://www.e-epimorfosi.ac.cy/).
- The "Young Coaches for the Internet" educational programme will run until the end of the year. The programme aims to educate students to become young coaches for the internet in their school and the wider community, through the development and implementation of an action plan. At the same time, the school's action plans, actions and educational material are uploaded to the programme portal, while the participating schools can decide on the ones that they would like to be published on the portal's public website.
- The "eSafe School for the Internet" educational programme will run until the end of the year. The programme aims to create a culture within schools and the wider community for the use of the internet with creativity, safety and responsibility, through the development and implementation of an action plan. At the same time, the school's action plans, actions and educational material are uploaded to the programme portal, while the participating schools can decide on the ones that they would like to be published on the portal's public website. More information on the programme, as well as sample lesson plans and instructions, can be found at the programme website.
- CyberSafety partners will continue providing seminars, workshops and presentations to schools.
- Chain of trainings focusing on the theme "(Un)safe cell phone" for children of elementary schools.
- Launch of the Prague safety online campaign. The campaign will start on 1 September 2018 and will include more than 220 safer internet lectures for pupils of elementary schools in four districts of Prague. The next activity of the Prague safety online campaign will focus on seniors and grandparents.
- Publication of the cartoon book "How to use the internet safely?". The cartoon book will be published by the CZ.NIC Association by the end of September.
- The internet as a machine - covering algorithms, digital footprints, echo chambers, filter bubbles, cryptation, privacy and the dark web.
- Between information and misinformation on the internet - covering fake news, alternative facts, propaganda, trolls and bot-nets.
- Hate speech and the limitations of freedom of speech - covering online hate, the limits of freedom of speech, regulation, take-downs and censorship.
- Young, vulnerable and on a dangerous path - covering digital empowerment, grooming, vulnerability and radicalisation, and a sense of belonging.
- Digital empowerment against extreme messages - covering the role of the grown-ups.
- Publication of new materials for parents: "8 Questions about small child's media use" and "8 Questions about teenagers media use" .
- Publication of a report on online peer-based sexual harassment.
- Trainer training for Online Safety Trainers visiting schools.
- An awareness-raising campaign about online child sexual abuse and harassment, and easy access for support.
- A seminar for professionals on combatting child sexual abuse material (CSAM).
- Safer internet education with smart boards - during September, a series of lesson plans for teachers of primary school children will be published, dedicated to education using smart boards. The lesson plans cover various internet safety topics, such as privacy online, safe passwords, posting pictures online, cyberbullying, social networks, internet content, and so on. The plans can be downloaded at http://pamokos.bmk.lt/lt/smart-pamokos (registration needed).
- A video series for parents will be launched, introducing a variety of social networks, trends such as vlogging, and general tips on helping their kids to deal with online safety issues. In the videos, Lithuanian Safer Internet Youth Forum members also share their experiences, express their opinions, and deliver messages for parents. Six videos will be announced during September, and made available via the SIC's YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/LangasiAteitiLt.
- "From the beginning": resources for educators to explain the importance of safety and security online to families (17-21/09/2018).
- "I want my own smartphone!": tips for parents about their children's relationship with technology and first steps when minors get their own device (24-29/09/2018).
- "With my tablet in my backpack": recommendations for BYOD (bring your own device) in schools (01-05/10/2018).
- "Internet at school, under control": information resources for educators (08-15/10/2018).
- Educators pack for online safety – including an online safety calendar, social media guidance for teachers and professionals, using and technology safely checklist.
- Staff-led online safety presentations – for staff to deliver to the rest of their school staff and a presentation to provide to parents.
- Posters for 3-18 year olds – A3 posters to display in any educational or community setting, covering a range of issues.
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