For over 15 years, Saferinternet.at has been helping children, young people, parents and teachers to use the Internet safely – and is now the top contact in this field.
Digital media are taking over the everyday lives of children and young people. Even 0- to 6-year-olds use Internet-enabled devices at least occasionally (as the Saferinternet.at study 2020 shows), and social networks have become indispensable for most teenagers. Growing up in the digital world brings with it a wide range of opportunities – but it also presents children, young people and their adult caregivers with a number of challenges.
Saferinternet.at has therefore set itself the task of specifically promoting media skills. By providing tips and assistance on topics such as social media, data protection, sexuality and the Internet, youth protection, computer games, online shopping or virus protection, the initiative supports children, young people, but also adult caregivers in the safe and responsible use of the Internet. For example, Saferinternet.at offers customized workshops in schools or at parents’ evenings, free guides and brochures, the video series “Frag Barbara!” for parents, educational materials, etc.
Skills has been supporting Saferinternet.at since 2005 in its positioning and in the development and implementation of information campaigns. Through continuous media work, the annual organization of the international “Safer Internet Days” in Austria, the “Youth Internet Monitor“, informative studies and much more, Saferinternet.at has long established itself as a trustworthy and competent authority on safe Internet use and as a top contact for the media.
Saferinternet.at is the Austrian information point in the Safer Internet Network of the EU (Insafe) and is implemented by the ACR Institute ÖIAT in cooperation with the ISPA.