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2021-03-05 excessive use Greek Safer Internet Centre

New survey shows parental concerns on children’s future addictive behaviours

To mark Safer Internet Day (SID) 2021, the Greek Safer Internet Centre released new research findings highlighting parents’ concerns with regards to restoring the balance between their children’s offline and online lives and their anxieties related to potential future addictive behaviours by children.

2021-03-03 data privacy Lili Leißer, BIK Youth Ambassador

Looking back on the European Commission’s online event for Safer Internet Day 2021

Lili Leißer, Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Ambassador and Youth Coordinator at the Austrian Safer Internet Centre, took part in the online event organised by the European Commission on Safer Internet Day, on Tuesday, 9 February 2021. In this article, she reflects on the progress accomplished in the framework of the Youth Pledge.

2021-02-22 Dutch Safer Internet Centre

Distributing printed resources to parents during lockdown

During the lockdown, the Dutch Safer Internet Centre was asked to cooperate on a special resource package for children and families with the Bureau Jeugd en Media, experts on digital education, and the designers of Be Internet Awesome at Google, which was produced in print format.

2021-02-18 media literacy/education Finnish Safer Internet Centre

What is it like to be a small child surrounded by media?

In the current age, small children are born into a world full of media. This is why media education should be considered early on in families, preferably before the child is born. How is media and different devices part of our everyday lives? How is our family’s digital wellbeing? How to mind the baby or the toddler while using media yourself? Rauna Rahja, Planner at the Mannerheim League for Child Welfare, reflects on this question, and on what the Finnish Safer Internet Centre is doing in this regard.

2021-02-17 data privacy Dutch Safer Internet Centre

Volume of privacy complaints filed by minors remains low

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is not yet working optimally when it comes to protecting the privacy of children. Of the 28,000 complaints received by the Dutch Data Protection Authority, only 1 per cent concerned the violation of the privacy of a minor user. This while children represent a third of the online user group. The Dutch Safer Internet Centre and the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) cooperated on a podcast on this theme. 

2021-02-09 Safer Internet Day team

Another successful Safer Internet Day!

On Tuesday, 9 February 2021, we celebrated the 18th edition of Safer Internet Day (SID), with events and activities taking place right across the globe.

2021-02-09 Safer Internet Day team

Today is Safer Internet Day 2021!

On Tuesday, 9 February 2021, we celebrate Safer Internet Day – the annual flagship campaign under the European Strategy for Better Internet for Children.

2021-02-09 BIK team

The Better Internet for Kids annual report 2020 is out

The Better Internet for Kids (BIK) review of the year 2020 is released on the occasion of Safer Internet Day (SID) 2021, Tuesday, 9 February. It provides a summary of a multitude of stakeholder efforts to protect children and young people online over the past year.

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