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Safer internet quiz for Czech children
27/08/14 09:57With the start of the new school year, Czech children have the opportunity to enter an interesting competition. The National Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has prepared a quiz where children can test their knowledge and skills on safer use of the internet and mobile technologies. The quiz was prepared in the framework of the Kraje pro bezpecny internet project, launched in cooperation with the Association of Regions of the Czech Republic and Microsoft.
Safer Internet Forum 2014
25/08/14 09:41This November, the European Commission's Safer Internet Programme will host the 11th edition of the Safer Internet Forum (SIF). The Safer Internet Forum is an annual international conference where policy-makers, researchers, law enforcement bodies, youth, parents and carers, teachers, NGOs, industry representatives, experts and other relevant actors come together to discuss the latest trends, risks and solutions related to child online safety.
Computing curriculum begins in England
25/08/14 09:26September 2014 sees the start of a new academic year in the UK and the introduction of a new national curriculum in England. One of the biggest changes that this new curriculum brings is replacing the subject of ICT with Computing. The new Computing subject aims to equip pupils with programming and coding skills in order to understand how to create programs and systems and use information technology creatively. The subject also covers digital literacy and has learning expectations related to eSafety.
Increasing need for media and information literacy
25/08/14 09:11Media and information literacy (MIL) constitute increasingly important skills in our times of mediated and interactive digital lives. In both our private and public roles we need to manage a multitude of media – messages and formats – in order to find information, make conscious decisions, make our voices heard and to practise our rights and fulfil responsibilities as active citizens. This is especially important for children and young people.