The Norwegian Media Authority SIC-NO
Safer Internet Day NORWAY 2013
What online rights and responsibilities means to the Norwegian Safer Internet Centre
Norwegian children and young people are among the most active online groups of young people in Europe, and responsible use is a topic for Norwegian newspapers almost daily. A recent survey shows that although Norwegian 9-16 year olds are quite sensible users of online technologies, they learn mostly by doing, and while some of them are aware of digital footprints and images and films getting out of hand, 1 out of 3 of them have shared their password with a friend.
While the rights and responsibilities online are the same as offline, the online community carries some traits that makes it different from the offline community – and thus the rights and responsibilities might need a different wording than in the offline world. We thus give the following advice to the Norwegian public about online safety in terms of rights and responsibility:
If someone posts something online that you don’t like – you have the right to get it taken down!
The term 'Connect with respect' coins these pieces of advice quite accurately.
Safer Internet Say 2013
The media reports daily on the consequences of online behaviour, or you could say the lacking skills for critical thinking online. Norway was among the first countries to set critical thinking and netiquette on the curriculum. Yet there are many pupils who do not get the education they are entitled. This needs to change.
Breakfast debate – from plan to action (House of Literature, 5th of February, 08.30-11.30)
Treating people with the same respect online as offline, being able to distinguish what’s true from what’s false, and safeguarding your privacy, these are skills promised to our pupils. So why don’t all pupils get the training in critical online judgment that they are entitled? Enough talk - how do we move from plan to action?
The event is streamed live, both from the Norwegian Media Authority’s Facebook page as well as the Norwegian Safer Internet Centers webpages. This way everyone, all across the country can follow the debate, ask questions to the panel and comment in social media.
This year the Child Ombudsman Anne Lindboe will be handing out the Safe Use Award. The price was created by the Media Authority's Safer Internet Centre and aims to highlight and honor players who have shown a willingness and ability to create a good and safe environment for children and young people online. Last year, the game researcher Faltin Karlsen was awarded for helping nuance the public debate on children and young people's use of video games by preventing moral panic including the dissemination of balanced knowledge to journalists.
The award consists of a diploma, a digital emblem and a cash gift of 25 000 NKR. The prize ceremony will be held at the House of Literature in the extension of the breakfast debate.
Launch – online resource
At the breakfast debate a new online resource will be launched. Digitaldømmekraft.no is Drammen Municipality's plan for training of digital judgment and critical thinking in elementary school. This resource is a great help for teachers and a resource Drammen share with all those who wish to use it.
We wish everyone a happy Safer Internet Day – “Connect with respect!”
For more detailed information, program and registration: www.tryggbruk.no/sid2013/.