European Schoolnet - Insafe
Sabrina Vorbau, European Schoolnet - Insafe, Civil society, Western Europe Sofia Rasgado, Centro Nacional de Cibersegurança/Safer Internet Centre Portugal, Governmental organization, Western Europe Joachim Kind, Medienanstalt Rheinland Pfalz, KlickSafe/Safer Internet Centre Germany, Governmental organization, Western Europe
David Wright, Southwest Grid for Learning/Safer Internet Centre UK, Civil Society, Western Europe Deborah Vassallo, Emergency Oncall/BeSmartOnline! Safer Internet Centre Malta, Inter-governmental organization, Western Europe Evangelia Daskalaki, FORTH/Safer Internet Centre Greece, Inter-governmental organization, Western Europe Sofia Rasgado, Centro Nacional de Cibersegurança/Safer Internet Centre Portugal, Governmental organization, Western Europe Joachim Kind, Medienanstalt Rheinland Pfalz, KlickSafe/Safer Internet Centre Germany, Governmental organization, Western Europe
4. Quality Education
Targets: The targets selected are primarily #4. Quality Education as well as #5. Gender Equality
Through their work, the Insafe network and national Safer Internet Centres aim to support children and young people growing up in today’s digital world. Making them aware of all the opportunities the internet has to offer (e.g. learning, creating and communication with on another) while being mindful of potential risks and harms (e.g. cyberbullying, hate speech, sexting).
By targeting certain eco-systems that young people grow-up in, such as the family household, schools and leisure environments (e.g. youth and sports clubs), SICs not only address children and young people but also actively engage parents, educators, social workers and other caregivers to promote lifelong learning opportunities for all (SDG Goal #4).
Furthermore, while trying to promote an inclusive internet full of opportunities, SICs are also aiming to empower vulnerable groups such as girls/women, children and young people from rural areas or lower income households as well as refugee children (SDG Goal #5).
Presentations, followed by interactive panel discussion and Q&A with the audience
This day 0 event will be organized by the Insafe network, the Network of European Safer Internet Centres (SIC). Safer Internet Centres 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 internet and mobile technology provides. During the session, participants will hear about best practices, interesting resources and informative campaigns from Safer Internet Centres in Germany, Portugal, Greece, Malta and the UK. Moreover, as part of the session, the Insafe network coordinator will present the newly adopted European strategy for a Better Internet for Kids (BIK+), which aims to improve age-appropriate digital services and to ensure that every child is protected, empowered and respected online. In synergy BIK+ will encourage youth-led activities so children and young people engage positively and critically in the digital environment on topics relevant for the young generation such as cybersecurity, ethics, and sustainable development. Give its importance this session also aims to discuss the impact and implementation at a global scale. The session will conclude with a Q&A. Relevant links for this session: The Insafe network: https://www.betterinternetforkids.eu/en/policy/insafe-inhope The new BIK+ strategy: https://www.betterinternetforkids.eu/en/policy/newbikstrategy SIC UK: https://www.betterinternetforkids.eu/sic/united-kingdom SIC Malta: https://www.betterinternetforkids.eu/sic/malta SIC Greece: https://www.betterinternetforkids.eu/sic/greece SIC Portugal: https://www.betterinternetforkids.eu/sic/portugal SIC Germany: https://www.betterinternetforkids.eu/sic/germany
1) How will you facilitate interaction between onsite and online speakers and attendees? Having a dedicated online moderator for this session who will also be physically present in the workshop room will help to ensure that on-site discussions and questions be brought to those participating online. 2) How will you design the session to ensure the best possible experience for online and onsite participants? Regular ‘breaks’ will be made between the presentations giving the on-site and online participants time to intervene and raise any questions and comments they may have. In addition, a dedicated session hashtag will be launched for participants to tweet about the workshop online. The organizer will nominate a dedicated Twitter moderator to facilitate tweets and conversations online. 3) Please note any complementary online tools/platforms you plan to use to increase participation and interaction during the session. As mentioned above, Twitter will be used as an additional tool/platform for participants to engage in the session topic and conversation. For this the Safer Internet Day Twitter account (@safeinternetday) will be used, that currently has 48,5k followers and is managed by the session organizer.