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The INSAFE Network






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The INSAFE Network Presentation Transcript

  • 1. The Insafe network
  • 2. 30 Awareness Centres 29 Helplines 30 National Youth Panels 1 pan-EU Youth Panel Promote a safe and responsible use of the internet and mobile devices to young people. A European project by nature
  • 3. Consortium of 31 education ministries Works with 100,000+ schools in EU Conducts 30+ projects for EC Empowers citizens via ICT
  • 4. Insafe & EU Safer Internet programme 2009 to 2013 - €55 million on 4 key areas of action 1) ensuring public awareness 2) fighting against illegal content/tackling harmful conduct online 3) promoting a safer online environment 4) establishing a knowledge base .
  • 5. An expanding network
    • Started in 2004 with 9 AC.
    • Today, 30 AC in Europe and beyond – Iceland, Norway and Russia.
    • 2010: year of transition. From 19 to 26 helplines.
    • 29 soon.
    Existing helplines Helplines in the process of being set up
  • 6. Safer Internet Day 8 February 2011 « It’s more than a game, it’s your life » SID committees in 35 non-EU countries
  • 7. What is a Safer Internet centre? Helpline Hotline Youth panel Info & practice sharing Campaign implementation Impact assessment For report/take down of illegal content Consult young users to customise campaigns, promote peer advocacy Info & advice to young people (& parents/teachers Co-funded by EC
  • 8. Sectors cooperating within Insafe?
  • 9. A Systemic Approach
    • Each element impacts the others within the network
    • AC, HL, YP and HT work together towards the same objective and constitute an organisation, the SIC.
    • No seamless service possible without this cooperation.
    • Within this system, Insafe’s role:
    • Facilitate and strengthen interactions.
    • Ensure a common framework of standards/principles.
  • 10. A Learning Community
    • Learning from each other and building knowledge together is central to the existence of the network.
    • What Insafe does:
      • facilitates innovation and collaboration through common tools (online community), resources, monthly meetings (general training meetings, specific clusters), regular bulletins;
      • promotes knowledge-building and best practice transfer : mentorship programmes, resources cluster meetings…
      • enhances synergy and visibility ;
      • produces European added value .
  • 11. Online professional development
  • 12. Role of the Insafe coordinator towards the Helplines
      • provide knowledge-building support to keep helplines updated with the latest news/trends
      • ensure a seamless service by fostering the development of common principles, standards and guidelines;
      • track trends through helplines statistics in order to adapt training to emerging needs and implement preventive measures whenever possible;
      • listen carefully to young helplines customers.
  • 13. Helplines at the frontline of online safety issues Heavy increase in the number of IT-related contacts (relationships, bullying, threats…). See report The Children, BRIS and IT, 2010.
  • 14. The online dimension
    • What does that mean to be online?
    • Use the power of the web 2.0 to provide additional communication channels for children: email, chat, forum…
    • Set up an attractive and informative website.
    • Conduct innovative communication campaigns (e.g. organisation of competitions on video sharing platforms, presence on SNS) .
    Create online tools (e.g. interactive and participative platform on video games in France with tests & advice)
  • 15. Challenges
    • New threats have emerged and need to be addressed:
      • Misuse of pictures/videos: 35 hours of video uploaded each minute to YouTube, 73% of under 2 year-olds have a digital presence in EU5 (UK, France, Germany, Italy & Spain)
      • Sexting
      • Privacy / data protection on SNS
  • 16. Concluding remarks
    • No single approach relying on a single set of actors can address the challenge in the evolving environment that is the internet.
    • Internet = system for change and response, feedback and transformation.
    • To ensure real impact Insafe evolves along with the internet, meeting new trends and incorporating new practices within a learning community.
  • 17.
    • Thank you for your attention
    • For further information contact
    • [email_address]
    • www.saferinternet.org
    • www.europeanschoolnet.org