SWEDEN Safer Internet Centre
Safer Internet Sweden
The Swedish Media Council has organised Safer Internet Day in Sweden since 2004, as a member and representative of the pan-European network Insafe, with financial support from EU's Safer Internet Programme and in cooperation with the NGO BRIS, Children’s Right in Society.
Create your own workshop! Join us for Safer Internet Day 2013
The Swedish Safer Internet campaign this year is focused on a toolbox for teachers to create their own half day workshop on the issue of rights and responsibilities online. It also includes a pamphlet for students with guidelines and advice. The workshop targets young children at the ages of 9 to 12 years.
The Swedish Media Council is the initiator of the teaching material for SID 2013 is but the material is produced in collaboration with eight governmental agencies who have all contributed with their knowledge on the issues: Barnombudsmannen, Skolverket, Rikspolisstyrelsen, Ungdomsstyrelsen, Datainspektionen, Post- och Telestyrelsen, Myndigheten för Samhällsskydd och beredskap and Konsumentverket/Konsument Europa. The SID 2013 campaign is also run together with the organisation Surfa Lugnt (an initiative that raises awareness among adults about young people’s daily Internet use). The teaching material is available here.
The Swedish Media Council started the campaign in November 2012 encouraging the general public, schools, organisations, libraries, businesses and others to get involved. Suggestions on lesson plans and methods for teachers all somehow related to the theme “online rights and responsibilities”, were also published.
The workshop material will be published in January on the Swedish Media Council’s website and spread in the network of engaged ambassadors. The workshop raises questions on how to work with the complex issues many young people have to deal with in their everyday life online: What are your rights and responsibilities online? What is OK to publish online? What does the law say and what happens if you do something illegal online?
How do we understand “Online rights and responsibilities”?
One of the core issues in the theme “Online rights and responsibilities” is the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and how it relates to the Internet. Therefore one of the tasks during the proposed workshop is to let the pupils create their own “Net Convention”. When understanding online rights and responsibilities we think it’s important to strengthen young people’s general media literacy. Our belief is that an increased knowledge on issues such as integrity, safety, laws and regulations as well as value exercises and discussions, help raising the general awareness.
Swedish Safer Internet Centre