September 12, 2012

RESOURCES: Back to school with a new teachers' handbook

Sex and Violence in Digital Media. Prevention, Help & Counselling’ is the title of the new handbook for educators produced by the Austrian Institute for Applied Telecommunications (OIAT) which runs the Austrian Awareness Centre The handbook contains useful information on media violence and phenomena such as cyberbullying, sexting and grooming. The resource is primarily designed to be used by teachers; therefore it contains tips on prevention, as well as how to handle such incidents at school.
The resource contains 23 practical exercises that can be used in school or in youth work. Since the handbook has been created in the framework of an EU Daphne III project, in cooperation with partners from Belgium, it is available in four language versions: English, German, French and Dutch. 
The brochures can be downloaded from the following website:
Further information on safer internet activities in Austria is available from the Insafe website, or visit the Austrian Awareness Centre website direct at


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