Insafe network meeting in Ljubljana
Awareness centre Safe.si, which is part of Safer Internet Center hosted on 23rd and 24th October more than ninety Insafe network members from across Europe that work on raising awareness of the safe use of the Internet. The main topic of the meeting was artificial intelligence.
The meeting began with the morning activities prepared by partners of the Safer Internet Center. One group visited ARNES to learn about the operation of SI-CERT and “Varni na internet” project. Another group attended a lecture prepared by Helpline Tom Telefon. They invited the psychologist Nina Babić from the Martin Konšak Elementary School to lecture on the psychological characteristics of adolescents.
The meeting, which took place at the Grand Hotel Union, was opened with welcoming speeches by Hans Martens, Insafe Coordinator, PhD Jernej Pikalo, Minister of Education, Science and Sport, PhD Katja Lozar Manfreda, vice dean for Student Affairs from Faculty of Social Sciences and Marko Puschner, Safe.si representative.
In addition to performing regular network-related activities, the participants listened to a number of interesting lectures that impressed them. PhD Martin Žnidaršič from the Jožef Stefan Institute and Filip Muki Dobranić presented artificial intelligence (AI) from a technical and user point of view, and highlighted the challenges it brings. Their presentations were followed by lecturers who presented examples of how artificial intelligence works in practice.
The meeting was also attended by a YouTube spokeswoman and a Tik Tok spokeswoman. They both presented new development of both platforms who introduced the innovations introduced by these online platforms. They have also answered on questions from participants related to safe use and the specific problems related to YouTube and Tik Tok they encounter in their everyday work with children, adolescents and parents.
The meeting concluded with a session "Parenting for a digital future", which was attended by representatives of the Bulgarian and Austrian Safer Internet Centres and Albert and Leonida Mrgole, who provide psychotherapy counseling to parents.