Welcome to the latest edition of the Insafe newsletter. This issue focuses on education and considers some of the best practice that the network has to offer.
Insafe launches back to school campaign
Back to school campaign successfully targets issues of validity and bias online and provides schools with resources to kick start online safety education.
Teachtoday website launched
English and German sites are launched to help teachers protect themselves (and their pupils) online. Other language versions will be available soon.
Greece promotes online safety within the school curriculum
99% of Greek educators believe that online safety should be taught in school, but say that digitally illiterate parents and teachers present a barrier.
Celebrate Data Protection Day through digital creativity
Competition is launched encouraging 15-19 year olds to think about their privacy online and how to protect it.
Childnet launches new online safety resources in the UK. which are also available on their website. www.childnet.com
Country Focus - Ireland
Think B4U click
A successful initiative from the Irish Awareness Centre – think B4U click – urges students to take responsibility for their own online privacy. Results of the 2009 webwise survey show that 45% of teens claim to use internet messaging services every day or almost every day, compared to one-in-ten in 2006.
Webwise 2009 Survey of Children's Use of the Internet in Ireland
To mark Safer Internet Day, the National Centre for Technology in Education publishes results of a survey of 860 children between the ages of 9 and 16 years old in 37 schools around Ireland.
Insafe arranges the first pan-European Youth Panel on online safety
Safer Internet Forum, 21 October 2009, Luxembourg, the first pan-European Youth Panel on online safety was organised by Insafe. This was the first time that a panel has been organised with such wide geographical coverage (26 European Countries) under the Safer Internet Programme.
Safer Internet Day 2010 - Think B4 U post
Follow what's going on and find out how you can get involved in Safer Internet Day, 9 February 2010.
Regional meetings prove to be a success for Awareness Centres.
Insafe is a European network of Awareness Centres promoting safe, responsible use of the Internet and mobile devices to young people. It is co-funded by the Safer Internet Programme.