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2021-03-08 data privacy BIK team

The outcomes of the Youth Pledge for a Better Internet, one year on

On Safer Internet Day (SID) 2021 – which we celebrated on Tuesday, 9 February 2021 – the Youth Pledge for a Better Internet celebrated its first year of existence. Below, we look back on the achievements of this youth-led initiative in partnership with industry representatives from the Alliance to better protect minors online aimed at making online platforms’ terms and conditions more age appropriate.

2021-03-08 French Safer Internet Centre

Encouraging responsible consumption of cultural content in France

The internet grants its users – including the younger ones – access to a wide range of cultural content. In the past decades, this new accessibility has changed cultural consumption practices. In particular, young people no longer clearly perceive the boundaries of legality; what is more, they do not necessarily consider the consequences of their actions online.

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.

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