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Creating a safer connected world: Research and policy
Research and policy
Through the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) agenda, the European Commission (EC), Safer Internet Centres (SICs) and other stakeholders regularly engage with partners from the fields of research and policy to strengthen the evidence base on children and young people’s online safety and protect, promote and advance their rights in the digital environment. Read on to discover more.
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Today, the Insafe network of European Safer Internet Centres (SICs) meets for another edition of the bi-annual training meeting. This event is an opportunity to facilitate sharing of experience and good practices between network countries, to explore areas of common ground, and opportunities for closer working between awareness raising, helpline, and youth participation strands. For the first time since the pandemic, the training meeting is being held face-to-face in Brussels, Belgium.
Networking opportunity for Safer Internet Centres and members of the Intergroup on Children's Rights in the European ParliamentBIK Team
On Tuesday, 25 October 2022, the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) will meet with several MEPs (Members of the European Parliament) who are part of the Intergroup on Children's Rights at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. This networking event will be an opportunity for direct, informal exchange between MEPs and the Insafe network on the priorities and challenges in accordance with the new BIK+ strategy.
Young people are the present and the future - Youth participation at the 14th European Forum on the Rights of the ChildBIK Youth Ambassador, Prachi
‘‘They say ‘young people are the future’. They say they are future voters, future politicians, and future teachers, and that’s why it’s important to empower them. But they’re wrong - young people are also the present.‘‘ - Vice-President of the EU Democracy and Demography Dubravka Šuica stated at the 14th European Forum on the rights of the child. This blog is authored by BIK Youth Ambassador, Prachi, 16, from Ireland who took part in the Forum expressing her views on the BIK+ strategy.
Children and young people have always been at the core of Better Internet for Kids (BIK) activities. This year, marking the European Year of Youth initiative, #DigitalDecade4YOUth consultation, and the launch of the BIK+ strategy, Better Internet for Kids aims to encourage youth participation and involve young people in shaping and leading BIK’s key annual conference – the Safer Internet Forum.
On Thursday, 22 September 2022, Better Internet for Kids (BIK) organised a Roundtable on child and youth consumer protection in digital markets on behalf of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology (CONNECT) and DG Justice and Consumers (JUST) of the European Commission. The event took place online.
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