The Internet became the core of social life with social media. We trust in the positive energy and influence of social work to guide children and young people at risk safely through the challenges and support them to benefit from the great advantages of social media.

 socialweb socialwork newsletter 4
october 2013

Stiftung Digitale Chancen, Germany (project coordinator)
Stiftung Digitale Chancen (project coordinator)

Nobody’s Children Foundation, Poland
Nobody’s Children Foundation

RIAP Association, Lithuania
RIAP Association

Fundación Esplai, Spain
Fundación Esplai

Narodni centrum bezpecnejsiho internetu, Czech Republic
Narodni centrum bezpecnejsiho internetu
Czech Republic


news in the field1
research in the field3
events in the field3

news in the field


Dear Readers,

the training phase of the project SocialWeb - SocialWork was successfully completed in all five partner countries at the end of summer 2013. Over 500 professionals working with children and youths at risk took part in the one-day training sessions. They deepened their knowledge and satisfied their curiosity on the topic of online safety for their young clients by use of the online learning units provided on the projects website. Please enjoy reading the detailed report on the diversity of our online offer and successful cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Nordhausen, Germany.

To sustain the projects objectives - that are multiplying the lessons learned and raising the awareness of colleagues for the issue of Internet safety - some of the social workers will in addition be enabled to act as trainers themselves. For that purpose two more face-to-face sessions in every partner country will be carried out in late autumn this year. Interested social workers will learn how to prepare a training, which methods to apply, how to choose the right content and where to find appropriate materials. They will also reflect their own learning process concerning Internet safety for children and youths at risk and apply their findings within small practical exercises in the group. We are looking forward to their feedback and will report in detail in our next newsletter issue to come out in January 2014.

And finally, we would like to highlight an important upcoming event: the 2013 edition of the Safer Internet Forum will take place on 17-18th of October in Brussels. Here, we are happy to announce that our project was invited to run a session on Oct. 17th (16.15-17.45 o'clock) called "A better Internet: the role of intermediaries in managing risks for vulnerable users". If your time and your commitments allow, we would be delighted to welcome you at our session.

Carolin Bretl,
project manager


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