“Children and parents: internet use and perception” is a study carried out in January 2013 in France to analyse the perception, sometimes divergent, of parents and children about the use of Internet.
Commissioned by the Institut Français d'Opinion Publique (IFOP) to RSA on the occasion of the Safer Internet Day 2013, celebrated on 5 February, the study counted with the participation of 403 young people aged 11 to 17 and 402 parents.
The survey focused on five main areas: context of Internet use by children, perceived level of safety on the Internet, Internet behaviour, perceptions and attitudes on social networks, experiences of children and their rights on the Internet.
The European Commission has opened the Call for Independent Experts for the Safer Internet Programme 2009-2013.
The Safer Internet Programme aims to empower and protecting children and young people online by awareness raising initiatives and by fighting illegal and harmful content and conduct over the internet.
The tasks of the experts include assisting the European Commission in evaluating proposals submitted in response to calls and the review of individual Safer Internet projects, as well as legacy projects funded under the Safer Internet plus programme. Experts included in the database will be assigned specific tasks on a case-by-case basis, according to the relevance of their education, expertise and interests in the tasks at hand.
The Call is open until 30 September 2013, and the list of experts will remain valid until December 31st.
Experts are entitled to a payment in the form of a lump sum per day of work and reimbursement of travel and subsistence expenses in accordance with the scales valid at the time of signature of the agreement with the Commission.
A document with the specifications and conditions of the Call for Independent Experts for the Safer Internet Programme 2009-2013 is available here (only in English).
Applicants who are already on the list of experts drawn up for the implementation of the Safer Internet plus programmes (call for experts 2005-2009) must submit a new application.
Only online applications are accepted for this call. Click here to register as a new expert or update an existing profile.
This article was published on the Electronic Journal of e-Learning Volume 10, Issue 3, in 2012.
The ways our children are using Internet have changed significantly within the last five years: the Web experience is more personalised, social, open, self-regulated and oriented towards ripping, remixing, sharing, following, reflecting. As a result, also e-learning has recently become more social and open, involving the use of personal learning environments or social networks. We believe that the schools are not ready for this yet, as strategies and regulations supporting open learning are not up to date. It may seem easier to restrict the use of e.g. Twitter or Facebook rather than integrate them into the learning process.
The Insafe network is pleased to announce that the theme for the 10th Safer Internet Day will be online rights and responsibilities. The campaign will take place worldwide on Tuesday 5 February 2013. As in previous years, members of the public, schools, NGOs, industry and other stakeholders are all invited to take part.
Continuing on from the success of the 2012 campaign, the Insafe network is working on a second SID kit for schools that will mark this anniversary edition of the campaign. As in previous years, the Insafe network will also release, later this year, a campaign video specific to the 2013 theme along with other resources. In the meantime you can view the SID Generic Video.
About Online Rights and Responsibilities
The Insafe Network is currently preparing the campaign information for SID 2013. We can, however, confirm that the slogan will be 'connect with respect'. As soon as more information is available it will be added to this page.
Want to know how to take part in SID?
You can spread the word by attending or organising an event! You can register for Safer Internet Day by completing the online form. There are three types of registrations available: for schools, for individuals, and for organisations. All registered schools will also receive a digital copy of the SID Kit for schools once it becomes available. Once you've registered Insafe will contact you; if you reside in one of our network countries, this contact will be from your National Awareness Centre.
No national contact point? They why not set up a SID Committee in your country! Contact the SID helpdesk at SIDemail@example.com to create your own.
Now you're ready to organise your event. You can use the resources on this page to help you.
Looking for ideas?
Look at some of our previous actions for inspiration:
- Post our banner (coming soon) / publish our press release on your website (due for publication end of 2012)
- Follow our Facebook and Twitter campagin pages, or view SID videos past and present on our YouTube accounts (Insafe / Pan-EU Youth)
- Spread the word through the media.
- Host an event such as a conference on online safety in your community.
- Arrange workshops in schools and private companies.
- Orchestrate debates between young people and policy-makers.
The Diploma Safe Internet is a free curriculum for students from grade 5 to 8 in elementary education. The aim of the curriculum is to make children aware of their actions on the Internet and their skills to make responsible use of the Internet and digital media. The curriculum has an educational function for children, teachers and parents.
The Safer Internet Forum has been organized by the Safer Internet Programme as an annual conference on safer internet issues since 2004. It brings together representatives of industry, law enforcement authorities, child welfare organizations and policy makers. The past editions of the Safer Internet Forum have welcomed guests not only from Europe, but also from countries such as Australia, Brazil or the Russian Federation.
The 2012 edition of the Safer Internet Forum will take place on 18 and 19 October in Brussels under the theme "Creating together a Better Internet for Children and Young People"
The topics of the sessions are indicated in the updated draft agenda.
The Forum will take place in Brussels at The Square meeting centre.
If you are interested to attend the Safer Internet Forum 2012 please register here!
Relaunching its renowned Handheld Learning, Game Based Learning and Digital Safety conferences to be hosted 17th-18th June, followed by the LWF 13 Future of Learning Conference & Festival hosted 19th-21st June.
Since 2004 LWF has consistently presented some of the most challenging, forward-thinking conferences that lead, facilitate and record the dialogue about the transformation of society and how our education systems can respond. As a leader and progressive thinker in this field we very much welcome your participation.