On Safer Internet Day 2011 (February 8, 2011) the Safer Internet RO Consortium will launch the online encyclopedia Saferpedia.eu!

 

Saferpedia.eu is an online encyclopedia with terms about Internet safety addressed to children, teens, teachers and parents all over the world.

 

Saferpedia.eu was created by Positive Media Romania, one of the Safer Internet RO Consortium members and is part of a bigger project aiming to keep children safe on the Internet, supported by the Insafe Network which has Safer Internet centers all over the Europe.

 

The encyclopedia wants to be a useful tool for children, teens, parents and teachers. Here they can find terms, definitions and resources about internet safety, other terms referring to Internet, technical terms from IT and terms referring to Internet security.  

 

Currently, Saferpedia.eu has over 400 terms, divided in 10 different categories where users can find out details about parental control software, dangers of grooming, what cyberbullying is and how to stay away from harmful online content.

 

The content of Saferpedia.eu will be edited by specialized editors and volunteers. If one wants to make an addition to an existing term or wants to propose a new term or category one only has to create a Saferpedia.eu account and will be able to do all that.

 

For an easier use and accessibility to users, Saferpedia.eu project is built on the Media Wiki platform, very well known from the online encyclopedia Wikipedia.org.

 

You can access Saferpedia.eu at: http://en.saferpedia.eu

 

 


Additional information

 

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 launches calls for proposals to select and finance projects aimed at creating a safer online environment for young people. It also supports two annual events, Safer Internet Day and Safer Internet Forum.

Link: http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/sip/index_en.htm

 

Insafe - is a European network of Awareness Centres promoting safe, responsible use of the Internet and mobile devices to young people. Insafe is co-funded by the Safer Internet Programme.

Each country in the Insafe network 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.

Link: http://www.saferinternet.org/web/guest/home

 

Safer Internet Day – is an annual event, celebrated all over the Europe in February. The event is organized by Insafe and promotes safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world.

The topic for 2011 is "our virtual lives" around the slogan "It's more than a game, it's your life".

In 2010 Safer Internet Day was celebrated through over 500 events in 65 countries all over the world.

Link: http://www.saferinternet.org/web/guest/safer-internet-day

 

Safer Internet RO – is the Romanian Awareness Safer Internet Center. Projects developed by the Romanian Safer Internet Center in order to increase awareness amongst children, teachers and parents about Internet related risks are: www.sigur.info – the official website, Sigur.info forum, Sigur.info Blog, Saferpedia.eu (RO and EN versions).

 

Safer Internet RO Consortium – is composed by three members:

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