News Overview

Competent handling of disinformation and propaganda

We have been following the shocking images and news from Ukraine for days. Right now, disinformation is being deliberately spread in order to influence opinion. That's why it's particularly important at the moment to deal with the flood of news in a competent and careful manner. How news-competent are you? The news test provides information about your personal news competence, also in comparison to the German average. Further information, materials & and tips on the subject of disinformation and opinion forming can be found in our topic area.
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Media Education: War in Ukraine

Children need support in processing war reporting. On the occasion of the current news situation, FLIMMO has compiled suitable sources of information for children. In addition, there are suggestions for parents on how to talk to children about current events in order to alleviate their fears and to counteract uncertainty.
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Imperfectly perfect! JUUUPORT Online Campaign on Beauty Ideals and Self-Optimization on the Net

For this year's Safer Internet Day, the JUUUPORT e.V. association and its two projects JUUUPORT and conducted a nationwide online campaign. The aim was to sensitize young people to the need to reflect on beauty ideals on the Internet and the self-dramatization of influencers.
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Facial recognition in apps: What could go wrong?

Uploading selfies to apps and editing them with filters has long been normal for many users. But self-portraits can end up in databases that are already accessed by security authorities and states.
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Fires in school toilets - info for teachers and parents on dangerous challenges

In February, some media reported on fires in school toilets. These are associated with a challenge on TikTok. Again and again, there are reports of dangerous behavior by children and young people triggered by challenge games from the Internet. How can schools and parents deal with dangerous online challenges? klicksafe offers tips and teaching materials.
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klicksafe podcast: Can you learn democracy?

Democracy education is one of the fundamental tasks of the German school system. But how can democracy be taught and learned in school? We wanted to find out from Christine Achenbach-Carret from the University of Trier. She is an expert on democracy education in school development and worked on the new klicksafe teaching material #fitfordemocracy.

NEW: #fitfordemocracy - democracy promotion and media literacy

Attacks on our democracy are increasingly taking place in social networks, messenger groups and Internet forums. Our new teaching material #fitfordemocracy addresses this issue and aims to get young people fit! At various stations - in analogy to a real gym - topics and situations are addressed that young people encounter in analog and digital life. Through creativity and wit, the aim is to convey joy in democracy and community. The new material, suitable for this year's Safer Internet Day, can now be ordered or downloaded from klicksafe.
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Collection of ideas for Safer Internet Day actions

You would like to participate in Safer Internet Day and are still looking for a suitable idea for an action? Here you will find what you are looking for.

Cybergrooming - How to deal with the topic in class

Cybergrooming is a sensitive topic that can be challenging to address in the classroom. We provide tips on how you can still deal with this important topic.
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Updated flyer "Digital dependency - tips for parents

In ten compact chapters, parents learn interesting facts about the topics of Internet, smartphone and computer game addiction. The flyer provides important background information and concrete recommendations for action. In addition, screen time and alternatives to digital leisure activities are suggested. The self-test checklist provides an initial assessment of whether a child is already affected by addiction. If the child is already lost in the media world, parents will find valuable tips and contact points for professional help.
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Survey on cybergrooming: one quarter of all children and young people affected

It is not uncommon for children and young people to be contacted by adults on the Internet with sexual intentions. This is shown by a representative survey of children and young people commissioned by the Media Authority of North Rhine-Westphalia. The survey focused in particular on the phenomenon of cybergrooming, which describes adults contacting children and young people with sexual intentions. A total of more than 2,000 children and young people between the ages of 8 and 18 living in Germany were surveyed.
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Youth Protection and Media Competence Report of the Media Authorities Presented

Never before has the everyday life of children and young people been so closely interwoven with media as it is today. After many months of homeschooling, they are technically fitter than ever when it comes to dealing with digital media. But do they understand the dangers on the Net, such as those posed by violence, pornography, extremism, and even fake news? The latest edition of the Media Authorities' report on the protection of minors and media literacy addresses current social problems, outlines possible solutions and provides a broad overview of the activities of the state media authorities.
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Competence network against hate on the net launched

Yesterday, the newly founded Competence Network against Hate on the Net officially presented itself in Berlin and began its work.
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Smartphone under the Christmas tree? Tips for parents

Smartphones are coveted Christmas gifts among children and teenagers. For parents, this raises many questions: When is a child mature enough to have his or her own smartphone? Can the devices be set up to be childproof? What rules of use should I set for my child? klicksafe offers extensive materials that answer these parental questions.
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Alexa, Siri and Co.: Opportunities and risks of voice assistants

Manage appointments, check the weather and quickly order a book on the Internet: Voice assistants make our everyday lives easier. However, the help of these clever devices is not free - users pay with their private data, which is monitored, collected and stored. We explain why this is the case and what needs to be taken into account in our Smart Speaker section. In addition to an explanatory video, you will also find tips for parents.
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