• 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’,…
  • Safer Internet Day 2018 activities focused on online communication culture


    In Estonia the SID 2018 kick-off event took place on January 18 then an invitation to celebrate Safer Internet Day during the period February 6- February 14 was sent to all schools, kindergartens and youth centers. In the invitation all participants were asked to describe and give information about their activities. All this information is…
  • Youth Panel YouTube“feed”


    Give the youth a possibility to be creative and you’d be amazed what they can come up with! Information Technology Foundation for Education (HITSA) won the resource competition organized by European Commission, with the project called “Youth Panel YouTube “feed””. The project took place from March to November 2017 and the main idea was to…
  • Safer Internet Forum 2017


    Today Safer Internet Forum 2017 is taken place in Brussels. This is a key annual international conference in Europe 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. With…
  • Safer Internet Day activities in Estonia


    The Estonian Safer Internet Center sent out an invitation to schools, kindergartens and youth centers to celebrate Safer Internet Day. All organisations who sent the information about the awareness raising events they will organize in the framework of Safer Internet Day were placed on the map of Estonia and they will receive a diploma. Information…
  • Digital Safety Game


    The idea of the game is to learn more about digital safety. The goal is to answer as many questions as possible and win after accumulating a required number of cards. The game is designed so the inquirer has to formulate a question and evaluate whether the answer is correct or not. Discussions and real…
  • Today is the European Day on Protecting Children Against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse


    Material depicting the sexual exploitation of minors and its distribution, use and production violate the rights, dignity and physical inviolability of the child victims it involves. Vihjeliin’ ( is a free online service of the Estonian Union for Child Welfare which enables Internet users to provide information about material being distributed online which depicts illegal…
  • A teacher’s thoughts on the Safer Internet Forum


    Riina Timberg Project  „Smartly on the Web“ trainer Informatics and Human Studies teacher at Sindi Gymnasium Preparations The international Safer Internet Forum took place in Brussels on October 17th-18th. During the two days prior to the forum, Lee Marion Lepik and I participated in the activities of the youth and parents/teachers panels. These preparations were…
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