Czech Safer Internet Centre - CZ.NIC Association
Last updated: 2021-01-25
About our SID activities
This year's Safer Internet Day (SID) will be purely online. In 2020, over a hundred organisations, institutions or schools took part in the Czech Republic,and this year we expect even higher participation.
We plan to publish a set of recommendations in the form of instaspots, which we will gradually place on social networks. We would like to draw the audience's attention to selected facts, including the alarming statistics of the hotline (STOPonline.cz), our service mojeID, thanks to which it is possible to securely log in to public administration services or communicate current knowledge and facts. We will issue a press release, distribute a number of materials and recall existing resources, which are freely available at www.bezpecnenanetu.cz. At the same time, we plan to give a large space to our partners from the public, private and non-profit sectors to present their mutual activities and campaigns. Communication will be directed to individual target groups and we will not forget even our smallest ones. For example, we will introduce the methodology for the book ON-LINE ZOO to the teachers of lower secondary schools.
Last but not least, we want to present selected activities and resources of the centre for 2021: production/distribution of school boards and printed materials for schools on cyber security (4,200 pieces); production of online courses on media literacy; research on the prevalence of online risk phenomena among children in institutional care; provision of security analysis of school domains; or deployment of a new tool for hotline operators.
What we are doing to support the SID 2021 slogan of "Together for a better internet"…
Fulfilling the slogan "Together for a better internet" is at the very core of SIC CZ's approach to the topic in question. After all, our leading vision is to become a unifying centre for all activities and actors who deal with the issue of safe internet in the Czech Republic.
We cooperate with various actors, disseminate our outputs and knowledge openly and free of charge, coordinate meetings ofstakeholders (Advisory Board) and youth (Youth Panel), create awareness and educational campaigns and resources, run a hotline and/or are actively involved in European activities such as the Insafe and INHOPE networks. In addition, as the operator of the national CERT/SCIRT team, we connect expertise in the field of cyber security with issues of protection of children and youth on the internet. Last but not least, we are succeeding in gaining important partners and personalities for the topic of a safe internet for all, for example in the form of MEP Dita Charanzová, the Vice-President of the European Parliament. After all, MEP Charanzová actively communicates and disseminates Safer Internet issues throughout various channels and has been cooperating with us for a long time in general.
Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by the Safer Internet Centre Czech Republic (SIC CZ), operated by the CZ.NIC Association. The centre is built on three pillars: awareness and education; a hotline called STOPonline.cz; and a helpline run by our partner organisation Linka bezpečí.
CZ.NIC is an interest association of legal entities whose long-term goal is to support the development of the internet community. The core task of the Association is the administration and security of operation of the top-level national.CZ domain registry. Activities in the field of security are not less important and delivered both through the Czech CSIRT.CZ National Security Team and numerous security projects. In addition to these activities, the Association is dedicated to research and development in the field of the internet, internet protocols or network traffic. Finally, CZ.NIC provides a wide range of education and awareness initiatives related to internet safety and new technologies. Most of them are run mainly through the SIC CZ.
SIC CZ is a widely respected partner for the field of secure internet with established cooperation across the private, public and non-profit sectors.