The empowerment and wellbeing of children on- and offline has been the driving force of my 5-decade career as teacher, researcher, project innovator, author and public speaker. I work with governments and NGOs, international institutions and universities in Europe and worldwide to increase understanding of the societal impact of digital technology, and prepare tomorrow’s citizens for the challenges ahead. Career highlights include the creation of Safer Internet Day (Luxembourg 2003), now celebrated worldwide, and the publication of a dozen books including 7 for the Council of Europe. Born in Australia, I'm a French national based in Luxembourg.

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The SmartBus was launched in 2019 by Insight as part of Huawei's Tech4all program, and has already benefited more than 10,000 teens in Scandinavia and northern Europe. In 2023, 3,400 young people attended SmartBus sessions in Finland, Iceland and Sweden, and you can read the latest report here.


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European Economic Forum

This week, Insight is participating in panels on cybersecurity (read our research report here) and violence prevention (find one of our antibullying resources here) at the European Economic Forum in Karpacz, Poland.

EuroDIG meeting in Tampere

Insight is a member of the IS3C, an internet standards, safety and security coalition (https://is3coalition.org/) within the UN’s Internet Governance Forum, and Chair of the coalition’s Education and skills working group. On 20 June, we organised and chaired an interactive session on cybersecurity education at the EuroDIG meeting held in the Tampere University in Finland. Together with panelists Wout de Natris (IS3C coordinator), Julia Piechna (NASK, Poland) and Kseniia Gnitko (ISOC Youth), the audience discussed and voted on ways to best meet the growing cybersecurity challenges the world is facing. Improved collaboration between industry and education sectors emerged as an essential starting point, with two thirds of the public also underlining the need to teach cybersecurity from early childhood onwards and to facilitate mid-career changes for employees interested in working in cybersecurity. In coming months, Insight will join forces with the IS3C and NASK to build a cybersecurity hub, building on findings from a worldwide study conducted by Insight (https://is3coalition.org/docs/study-report-is3c-cybersecurity-skills-gap/) and released at the IGF in Ethiopia last year. The hub would not only strive to foster collaboration between all key stakeholders, but also open training opportunities for underserved populations in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Learn more at https://IS3coalition.org.


Cybersecurity webinar on 24 May 2023

Join our webinar on Wednesday, 24 May at 16.30 CEST to meet top innovators and educators and have your say on strategies to raise the level of cybersecurity for all.

Cybersecurity conference

NASK conf 18 APrCybersecurity is becoming increasingly important for all of us, with so much of our personal information accessible online. On 18 April, we’ll lead a discussion in Poland on the findings and recommendations from our recent Closing the Gap study. Download the IS3C leaflet to learn more, or join us at a future event.

Kids Corner

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  • Digital Citizenship

    Digital CitizenshipDigital citizenship competences (values, attitudes, skills and knowledge) shape how we act in the digital world, and how ethically it will evolve. We work in multi-stakeholder partnership with institutions, industry, national governments, universities and NGOs worldwide to develop educational tools and services to empower young people as responsible digital citizens. 2019 has seen the launch of the Council of Europe’s Digital Citizenship Education Handbook co-authored by Insight experts and, on November 21, the adoption of a recommendation to integrate digital citizenship education into school curricula in its 47 member countries.

  • Data Protection

    HaveYourSayEducation alone is not enough to protect children. It’s necessary to be involved in research in digital technology, and work hand in hand with industry, governments and international institutions to future-proof tools and platforms, shape policy and ensure broad reach. Insight is part of Facebook’s Safety Advisory Board, Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council, and the Council of Europe’s Digital Citizenship Education working group. It’s proud to be recognised as a source of creative ideas and a trusted partner to dozens of such entities, yet to speak out loudly and clearly when children’s rights are at stake.

  • Anti Bullying

    Bullying2Anti-bullying initiatives include the EU-funded programme ENABLE, subject of a publication with the Council of Europe entitled Bullying: perspectives, practice and insights. 

    We actively support the NoBully Power of Zero Power of Zero anti-bullying programme (USA-based), and implemented workshops and more with the Ministry of Education in Seychelles.

  • Child Protection

    ProtectionThe most powerful way to help children become responsible internet users and stay safe online is through education. We create and implement innovative approaches, tools and publications for children and their families, teachers and community. One such tool is the Council of Europe’s Internet Literacy Handbook (4th revised edition), co-authored by Insight experts since its inception in 2003. The 2019 SMART bus tour is another example, now being rolled out by magicians in secondary schools in the Netherlands and Belgium. SMART sums up the Insight approach - Social sense; My footprint; Access to opportunities; Rights and responsibilities; Trust.