• More than 8500 students all over Estonia participate in the Safer Internet Day events


    On the Safer Internet Day, February 9, many kindergartens, schools, youth centres and libraries are carrying out awareness events for and with children and students all over Estonia. A lot of them have informed Estonian Safer Internet Center about their activities. We have placed them on a map. For example, they carry out thematic discussions,…
  • Let`s do our best that lies are short lived also on the internet – together for better internet


    Each year, we focus on one topical issue when celebrating Safer Internet Day in Estonia. Safer Internet Day this year will pay particular attention to misinformation. To this end, we organize: A media campaign entitled “Let`s do our best that lies are short lived also on the Internet” whose objective is to draw attention how…
  • Children’s rights and the digital world


    The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted 31 years ago. The convention stipulates the children’s human rights that are universal, with every child in the world entitled to them, irrespective of age, gender, nationality or any other feature.  At the time when the convention was written. the Internet and other digital…
  • Cooperating in the prevention of child sexual abuse, offline and online


    Work to prevent child sexual abuse requires a range of measures and close cooperation at the national and international levels. The non-profit Estonian Union for Child Welfare offers a free online service at for anonymous provision of information about online materials depicting child sexual abuse. Forty-one countries across the world have such online anonymous…
  • Children’s experiences with digital learning during Covid 19 period


    In spring 2020, 7017 10-18 -year-olds from 7 Nordic and Baltic countriesparticipated in the digital Children’s Advisory Panel study and shared their experiences with digital learning during COVID-19 pandemic. The study focused on the three areas: overall satisfaction/access; schooling/learning support and wellbeing/safety.  The study was carried out online during May and involved 7 countries: Sweden,…
  • Ten tips for assessing the credibility of news


    A great deal of news reaches us daily through online media outlets, blog posts and social media platforms. Unfortunately, whether intentionally or not, misinformation is also spread. How to make sure that the articles and social media posts you read and watch are true? Here are ten tips for assessing the credibility of news. BE…
  • Smart Internet use: Recommendations for parents on ensuring their child’s safe Internet use during e-learning at home


    During the current state of emergency, schools, hobby clubs and playgrounds are closed, and children are using e-learning to study from home. As a result, children use the Internet and smart devices more than before. The devices are used for studying, communicating with teachers, classmates and friends, playing games, listening to music, looking for information,…
  • Meme opinion “The child does what the child sees”


    This year, the international Safer Internet Day was celebrated on February 11, when millions of people around the world organised various activities to raise public awareness for a better and safer online environment for children. Children are active users of the Internet, accounting for almost a third of the user community. Moreover, on the Internet…
  • Intervention is Needed Before Bullying Becomes a Death Sentence


    Maarja Punak, Web Constable In recent years, Estonia (like the world in general) has seen growing interest in the topic of suicide, which has brought with it an increase in self-harming and games such as Blue Whale, but also tragic consequences and deaths. In this light, the last year has been of enormous symbolic significance…
  • Parents, Take Note: Sharing Isn’t Always Caring


    Andra Siibak, Professor of Media Studies at the University of Tartu It’s extremely important for every child to feel loved and cared for, but also that their parents are proud of them. Parents’ kind, heartfelt words are just as significant to a child as hugs and caresses. Nicknames and endearments (‘my teddy bear’, ‘little princess’,…
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