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Children and young people are at the heart of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) agenda, in which the European Commission (EC), Safer Internet Centres (SICs) across Europe, and other stakeholders work together to ensure that every young European has access to a digital environment where they feel protected, empowered and respected whenever they go online, that they can access and enjoy what the online world has to offer, and know where to seek support if needed. Read on to discover more.

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Safer Internet Day 2023 in Ireland: building respect and empathy online

This year marked the biggest ever Safer Internet Day in Ireland with almost 200,000 children and young people taking part in activities around the country to mark the occasion. Hundreds of events took place all over the country to celebrate #SID2023, and these are some of the highlights.

International Day of Happiness 2023

The International Day of Happiness is celebrated every year on March 20th. This special day was first introduced by the United Nations in 2012 to recognize the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world.

Young people and the fake news dilemma

Young people inform themselves about everyday topics mainly via social media, but hardly trust the information they obtain there - this is what the Austrian Safer Internet Centre’s latest study shows.  

Help! My child has a problem

When your child comes to you with an online sexual abuse problem, you may not know how to respond. Helpwanted.nl, part of the Online Child Abuse Expertise Office (EOKM), gives seven tips on how to talk to a child or young person about sexual abuse problems.

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Discover more about our work, the ways in which we can help you, and the ways in which you can get involved.

If you're struggling with an issue online, or just want some tips on managing your digital life, you are not alone. Insafe helplines operate in all European countries and can provide you with free, impartial help, guidance and support, via a variety of contact methods. Many helplines operate an anonymous service too.

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Youth participation activities are at the heart of Better Internet for Kids (BIK) activities. Using co-creation methods, young people work together and with other stakeholders to develop online safety guidance, learning and campaign materials, and contribute to decision-making processes to help create a better internet.

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Want to find out more about Safer Internet Centre (SIC) services and resources in your country?

Check out your SIC profile page to connect with national resources and sources of support, providing awareness raising, helpline, hotline and youth participation services.