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Virtual Stages Against Violence



Young people and children are today amongst the biggest user groups of online and mobile technologies in Europe.

The Safer Internet Programme aims at empowering and protecting children and young people online by awareness raising initiatives and by fighting illegal and harmful online content and conduct.
The Safer Internet Programme supports two annual events, Safer Internet Day and Safer Internet Forum.


The mission of the National Center for Children Exposed to Violence (NCCEV) is to increase the capacity of

individuals and communities to reduce the incidence and impact of violence on children and families; to train and support the professionals who provide intervention and treatment to children and families affected by violence; and, to increase professional and public awareness of the effects of violence on children, families, communities and society.


The Media Violence Resource Center is the best source available for parents, teachers, pediatricians and other

professionals interfacing with families to understand the impacts of violence in television, movies, video games and the internet.
It provides the best tips for parents on handling media violence. Within that goal is to provide data and research on the impacts of media violence, the signs and impacts of video game addiction and internet addiction, provide television reviews, movie reviews, and video game reviews, so you can assess how much violence your children should be watching.


NORDICOM is a knowledge centre for the area of media and communication research, a cooperation between the five countries of the Nordic region – Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Starting from academic research, Nordicom collects and adapts knowledge, mediating it to various user groups in the Nordic region, Europe and elsewhere in the world. Nordicom’s work aims at developing media studies and at helping to ensure that research results are made visible in the treatment of media issues at different levels in both the public and private sector. Nordicom is an institution that operates under the auspices of the Nordic Council of Ministers.


Teachtoday was launched in 2008 by a unique collaboration of the ICT industry and European Schoolnet, a network of 31 European Ministries of Education, with the support of the European Commissioner for Information Society and Media.

It helps teachers, head teachers, governors and other members of the school community do just that by providing information about the positive, responsible and safe use of new technologies. It offers a central place on the Web that answers some of the questions that teachers and other members of the school community might have about new technologies.


The Media Education Centre (MEC) for children and youth is a nonpolitical, nonprofit, nonsectarian NGO.  Youth from different sociocultural backgrounds work together to produce film, animation, television and other media to advance Communication, Intercultural Dialogue, and Voluntarism.  Their work promotes the non-formal education of children, youth, disabled people, migrants, refugees and other vulnerable groups.  Media education and literacy help to ensure human and children’s rights:  to information, democracy, self-expression and preservation of cultural, national and religious diversity.


What is your favourite thing to do online? Learn more about the internet and being a SMART surfer here!
The Kidsmart website has been written by Childnet International, a non-profit organisation working to help make the internet a great place for children.


Come in to find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. If you look after young people there’s an area for you too – with resources you can use in the classroom, at home or just to get with it. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online. All the information here is brought to you by the team at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre. We hope you like it!


The Digizen website provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is and encourages users of technology to be and become responsible DIGItal citiZENS. It shares specific advice and resources on issues such as social networking and cyberbullying and how these relate to and affect their own and other people’s online experiences and behaviours.


New teaching resource  developed by the National Centre for Technology in Education (NCTE) and the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) and launched on October 2009.

The resource consists of 10 lessons, the Watch Your Space information, advice flyer, ideas for action projects and has been specifically designed for teachers of Junior Certificate CSPE who wish to explore the issue of online privacy in the context of online rights and responsibilities.

Main objective is to guide students  through the issues using active methods to stimulate discussion, and to allow students the space to consider how these issues affect them personally, how to assert their online rights, and how to respect the rights of their peers.


Eu Kids Online is a study of research across a diverse range of European countries to identify, compare and evaluate the risks children and young people face when using  new online technologies.

It employs several methods to map european children’s and parents’ changing experience of the internet and also, sustains an active dialogue with national and European policy stakeholders.


Co-funded by the Safer Internet Programme, it is a European network of awareness Centres promoting safe and  responsible use of the Internet and mobile devices to young people.  Insafe partners work closely together to share best practice, information,  resources and to empower citizens, in particular children and youths to use the internet, as well as other online technologies, positively, safely and effectively. Moreover, each country has a national Awareness Centre who is responsible for implementing campaigns, coordinating actions, developing synergy at the national level and working in close co-operation with all relevant actors at European, regional and local level.


INTERACT is a project co-funded by the European Commission with Save the Children Italy as leading partner, working with Animus Association Foundation as partner in Bulgaria and Salvati Copiii in Romania.

The overall goal of the Interact project is to protect children without parental care against media violence, in particular children living in institutions or residential care facilities in Romania, Bulgaria and Italy.