SAFER INTERNET DAY | 10 February 2015
Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world. Safer Internet Day 2015 will be celebrated tomorrow, with the strapline of “Let’s create a better internet together” following the success of last year’s campaign.
We can all contribute to foster positive and eliminate negative content and behavior online in many ways, regardless of who we are.The Confederation of Family Organisations in the European Union (COFACE), and the partners of the #DeleteCyberbullying, project, funded by the European Programme Daphne III, aim at raising awareness about the issue of cyberbullying and what can be done to prevent and address it. To this end, a number of tools have been developed and are freely available online. An awareness raising video is available on YouTube in 12 different languages, a Teacher’s Manual and a free interactive app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store (*)
The #DeleteCyberbullying app aims at answering questions teens, parents and teachers may have about this phenomenon through an interactive quiz to test their knowledge. It also enables teenagers to take a self-diagnosis quiz, which redirects victims to the designated help phone-lines, where they can directly contact professionals for specific advice in their own country and language.
The app is available in Belgium, France, Netherlands, UK, Ireland, Croatia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Denmark, Finland, Germany and Sweden, in the native languages of these countries.
Install the #DeleteCyberbullying App
(*) The app is currently available for Android and will be available soon for iOS.
You can’t always see the pain caused by bullying, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt.
Please take a moment to watch and share our brand new Big March campaign video. Please share the video with your friends and family on Facebook, Twitter and any other social networks and help us spread the word!
Almost 95,000 people from across Europe are supporting BeatBullying and #DeleteCyberbullying’s Big March campaign which will take place on 11 June. We are marching online for every child that has hidden their tears, bruises, and scars.
Find out more about what we’re fighting for and sign up today at bigmarch.beatbullying.org
BeatBullying and #DeleteCyberbullying
Children have the right to be protected from being hurt and mistreated, physically or mentally, they have a right to privacy; all this is enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. We all share a collective responsibility to guarantee that these rights are enforced and enable children and young people to play, learn, develop, and participate, both offline and online.
Check out our brand new video: ‘Cyberbullying: there is a way out!’
In Europe, statistics and figures show, that about one in four children experience cyberbullying at some point in their lives. The impact of cyberbullying on victims is well known; it affects their self-esteem, school performance and can even lead to suicidal thoughts and attempts. Cyberbullying also has an impact on the perpetrators, bystanders, parents and schools. Therefore this video is intended as a tool for all concerned:
• Parents: Teach your kids empathy and talk with them about their online activities.
• Teachers: Help kids understand the line between funny and cruel and develop an antibullying charter in your school.
• Kids: If you witness cyberbullying, report it and offer your support.
Funded by the European Union Daphne programme, as part of the #DeleteCyberbullying project, COFACE and its partners want to raise awareness about the issue of cyberbullying, what can be done to prevent and tackle it.
Our objective is that this short educational video is seen by as many people as possible, because only together can we achieve what we set out to do: Delete Cyberbullying.
Join us, take a stand against cyberbullying and speak out for our children’s right to be safe. Images speak louder than words. Show your commitment to #DeleteCyberbullying by sharing this video
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For more information please contact:
Ana Pérez, Communication Officer Tel: +32 2 500 56 93 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is cyberbullying? What does cyberbullying look like? Is cyberbullying a big deal? What can I do to prevent cyberbullying? What can I do if I am being cyberbullied? What can I do to help someone being cyberbullied? What if I’m scared about getting involved?
We have recently discovered an interesting cyberbullying website from New Zealand. This website contains dedicated guidance for young people, parents and caregivers and teachers who want help to understand and deal with bullying that takes place in cyberspace.
We invite you to discover the short film ‘At a Distance – Standing up to cyberbullying’. This short film shows parents and teachers how bystanders can play an important role in preventing cyberbullying.
We would like to say a big thank you to all participants for taking part in the European Conference on Cyberbullying in Madrid and also via streaming all around the world (ok, in 14 countries…). From the overwhelming positive feedback we received during and after the conference, we concluded that we achieved our main objective, namely to open a discussion and facilitate the sharing of experience and best practice in Europe between a great variety of actors involved in the fight against cyberbullying, such as families, young people, NGOs, schools, law enforcement and the industry.
We have drawn many conclusions and learnt a lot, which will feed the #DeleteCyberbullying project work for the months to come. The next step of the project, building on the successes of this conference, will be to launch in November 2013 a European awareness raising digital campaign “The Big March”. We will keep you informed!
Please find below some Multimedia materials:
We are looking forward to working with you in the future.
The #DeleteCyberbullying Team
Follow our #DeleteCyberbullying conference in Madrid via web-streaming:
9.30 – 9.45: Welcome address
9.45 – 10.15: Opening Key note speeches
10.15 – 10.45: Figures, statistics and law: a quick overview of the latest findings and state of play
10.45 – 11.30: Panel 1: The youth perspective
11.30 – 11.45: Coffee Break
11.45 – 12.30: Panel 2: Industry and Law enforcement
12.30 – 13.15: Panel 3: Awareness raising and empowerment of Parents, Children and Schools
13.15 – 14.45: Lunch break
15.00 – 17.30: Open Space: An exchange of existing projects, tools, websites, training and other material, followed by a discussion
17.30 – 18.00: Conclusions and the way forward.
The video “To This Day” is haunting and beautiful, powerful and startling, sad and relatable. And, above all, the video and poetry will reshape your views on name calling, harassment and pain, encouraging you to confront and end the cycle of hatred and bullying kids face.
“My experiences with violence in schools still echo throughout my life but standing to face the problem has helped me in immeasurable ways,” Shane Koyczan writes on the “To This Day” website.