WE USE THE INTERNET SAFELY
Educational materials for download
As part of cooperation with the Ministry of Administration and Digitization, the “Dzieci Niczyje” Foundation implemented the “Digital Competence Training” project, under which it prepared educational materials on Internet safety:
- “How to Search” class on web search engines
- “Adventures of Faceman” class on security in social networks
- “My Internet Image” class on Internet image creation
- “Take Care about Face” e-learning course
The materials will be successively made available on the website: www.dzieckowsieci.fdn.pl/trening-kompetencji
Dyżurnet.pl – Parent! Your child’s safety depends on you
The latest research by NASK Nastolatki 3.0 shows that almost 60% of young people have encountered the phenomenon of mockery and ridicule on the Internet. Many such situations could be avoided, if parents had warned their children in time about the consequences of engaging in risky behaviours on the Internet.
Let’s raise awareness around cyberbullying!
The aforementioned research shows that the most popular activity of teenagers on profiles in social networks is posting their own photos and videos. It is declared by as many as 79.3% of respondents. Some of these materials are later used by peers to humiliate and ridicule their colleagues. As many as 58.1% of teenagers declare that they have encountered such a phenomenon in relation to their friends. On the other hand, the dissemination of compromising materials about their colleagues has been noticed by 33.3% of respondents.
Thus, it seems even more important to warn teenagers against hastily creating and placing their own image on the Internet, especially in a context that may be perceived as sexual. Such materials can be used against them by their peers, but also downloaded and further distributed by pedophiles.
That is why it is worthwhile for the parents to teach their adolescent children how to safely publish their own photos and videos on the Internet. This awareness can be extremely valuable for young people and may protect them from cyberbullying.
Let’s talk, so that the children trust us!
Another very dangerous phenomenon is the risky behaviour of teenagers resulting from the online activities. NASK surveys show that 23.1% of the surveyed youth met an adult they met on the Internet in person! And 61.4% of them did not inform their parents about this fact. Some, admittedly, at least informed their friends about it, but as many as 28.9% did not let anyone know about this fact.
Following the above, it seems that not all teenagers are aware of the possible, dangerous consequences of such meetings, putting themselves in the position of a potential sexual assault victim, which may additionally be recorded and posted online.
In September 2016, the Dyżurnet.pl team launched the “You Can Help – react, report!” social campaign. Its purpose is to draw the attention of Internet users to the importance of adequately responding to materials appearing on the Internet presenting the sexual abuse of minors or presenting images of children shown in a sexual context.
More about the “You Can Help – react, report!” campaign http://reagujzglos.dyzurnet.pl/
Watch the campaign video
If you want to learn more about these and other threats that may be encountered on the Internet, learn about possible methods of preventing and responding to them, or take advantage of our educational offer. You can contact the NASK Academy at www.akademia.nask.pl.
THE CHILD’S SMARTPHONE MENACE
Quizzes for children and adults on Internet safety
In October 2013, as part of the European Cyberspace Security Month, the “Internet Safety Requires your Commitment” campaign was carried out by NASK to increase the awareness of the topic. “Internet safety requires your commitment.”
The campaign included, among others, two quizzes on Internet safety: “Safe Internet World with File and Folder” for children aged 7-10, prepared by the NASK Academy team, and “Become a Cyberguard”, prepared by the CERT Polska team for adult Internet users.
Test your knowledge about Internet safety. Both quizzes are available at www.bezpiecznymiesiac.pl
Digital Competence Training
As part of cooperation with the Ministry of Administration and Digitization, the “Dzieci Niczyje” Foundation implemented the “Digital Competence Training” project aimed at drawing young people’s attention to the issues of their Internet image, privacy in social networking sites and the principles of effective use of search engines. As part of the project, educational materials on the Internet safety of children and adolescents were prepared:
– “How to Search” class on web search engines;
– “Adventures of Faceman” class on security in social networks;
– “My Internet Image” class on Internet image creation;
– “Take Care about Face” e-learning course.
We encourage you (not only teachers) to read the developed materials at: www.dzieckowsieci.fdn.pl/trening-kompetencji.
Protection of the image on the Internet
We invite you to read the interesting material on image protection on the Internet.