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School start 2022klicksafe materials for parents' evenings

Now that the new school year has started in all federal states, parents' evenings are on the agenda again. In order to support educational institutions and teachers as best as possible in their work with parents, klicksafe has developed handouts and concepts. On our website on the topic of parental work, we have compiled all materials on this topic for you.
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#EveryFourthChild: klicksafe parent campaignMaking children strong against cybergrooming

It starts seemingly harmless with a contact request. Later, inappropriate compliments, requests to send nude pictures or to meet in real life follow. Cybergrooming is the term used to describe the targeted approach of children on the Internet in order to involve them in sexualized conversations or even abusive acts. And cybergrooming is frighteningly widespread. With the parent campaign #EveryFourthChild, klicksafe therefore sensitizes parents to the dangers posed by cybergrooming. With practical tips and assistance, parents learn how they can make their child strong against sexual harassment online.
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World Children's Day 2022Together for children's rights

Today is World Children's Day! Under the motto "Together for Children's Rights," the German Children's Fund and UNICEF Germany are calling on society as a whole to focus more consistently on children's rights. On this occasion, we show what makes a good children's offer on the Internet.
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Now new at klicksafeTeaching material and subject area on democracy education

The Internet is a place where children and young people can come into contact with hostility toward democracy. At the same time, however, it is also a place where democracy and participation are actively practiced. For example, by participating in online discussions and voting. So on the one hand, children and young people need to be aware of the dangers to democracy on the Internet. But on the other hand, they also need to be excited about the many opportunities for democratic participation. In our new topic area, we present all klicksafe materials for this purpose. Among others also the new teaching material "Democracy Gym".
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FIGHT BACK! Against sexualized violence on the netNew cybergrooming campaign by klicksafe and JUUUPORT

klicksafe is taking a strong stand against cybergrooming and today launches the campaign "WEHR DICH! Against sexualized violence online" in cooperation with the online counseling platform JUUUPORT. The nationwide campaign offers extensive materials that klicksafe has developed for young people together with JUUUPORT and with the support of the Independent Commissioner on Child Sexual Abuse (UBSKM). We provide an overview of the campaign, the materials, and other offers from klicksafe and JUUUPORT on the topic of cybergrooming.
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European Action MonthPositive online content for children

Positive online offerings encourage and inspire children. They provide them with stimuli and enable experiences in safe surfing environments. For example, in apps, on websites or in online games. Positive online content is not only important for children. Parents, teachers and educational professionals should also be aware of good online content for children. To achieve this, the Insafe network proclaims Positive Online Content Awareness Month every September.
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School start 2022Start the new school year media literate!

In some German states, the new school year has already started. For the start of the school year, klicksafe therefore offers an overview of materials that teachers can use to bring the topic of media literacy into the classroom.
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Hype around new appjugendschutz.net informs about BeReal

The BeReal app sells itself as a positive alternative to other social networks. Negative aspects such as unrealistic self-promotion are not supposed to exist here. This is ensured by the special concept of BeReal: A picture can only be posted once a day. And the time for this is randomly selected by the app. The hype around BeReal is not abating. This makes the platform interesting for children and young people as well. jugendschutz.net has now tested whether BeReal is also suitable for young users.
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Muscle packed warrior and damsel in distressRepresentation of gender and sexual diversity in games

The "strong warrior" and the "damsel in distress" - when it comes to the representation of gender and sexual diversity in games, clichés and stereotypes are often prevalent. The Games im Unterricht project of the Landesanstalt für Kommunikation Baden-Württemberg (LFK) took a closer look at the topic. It also looks at the significance of gender representation in video games for the identity formation of adolescents.
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New klicksafe quiz for young peopleIn-Game Purchases - An Expensive Game Fun

Minecraft, Fortnite, Roblox - digital games are firmly anchored in the everyday media lives of children and young people. The selection of games is huge. Free-to-play games in particular are popular with adolescents. A look at the principle of in-game purchases shows that free games can quickly become a cost trap. Young people from the klicksafe Youth Panel and the Youth Panel Saferinternet.at from Austria have created an interactive quiz on this very topic. The quiz is now available to play at the computer and video games trade fair Gamescom in Cologne.
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Digital gamesWhat fascinates kids about Brawl Stars?

Cool characters, jewels and trophies - that's the colorful gaming world of the Brawl Stars app. The popular gaming app is particularly popular with children. But is Brawl Stars suitable for children? What fascinates young players about it? What risks should guardians be aware of? klicksafe summarizes the most important aspects and tips.
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Digital gamesIs Roblox safe for children?

With over 200 million players per month, Roblox is one of the largest gaming platforms for children on the Internet. After Roblox became widespread especially in the USA, the game is now also used by many children in Germany. For parents who want to get an idea of Roblox, we offer the most important information at a glance.
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Digital gamesWhat parents need to know about Discord

Discord is an online service that was originally developed for the needs of the video game community. Through Discord, people can network, chat, and talk while playing video games together online. Discord is still a platform that is especially popular in the video game scene, but is increasingly being used beyond that.
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Still until the end of August15% summer discount on all klicksafe materials

Many educators are using the summer vacations to prepare for the coming school year. We would like to support them in bringing the topic of "safety in digital media" into schools and therefore offer a 15% discount on all klicksafe materials and shipping costs for the entire month of August.
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Tips for parentsA cell phone for the start of school - a good idea?

The change from elementary to secondary school is often used to equip children with their own smartphone. The argument "But everyone else has one too!" is probably well known to some parents. But how old should children be when they get their first cell phone? How can you tell if a child is ready for their own smartphone? And how can cell phones be set up safely for children? We answer the most important questions parents have about smartphones in children's hands.
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