The Insafe network of helplines collects data about the types of calls received and this is analysed every three months in order to look at possible trends and emerging issues. Since April 2023, helplines have been using an updated set of categories to log contacts against. The new categories were agreed upon following extensive consultation and discussion with the helpline network. The work was led by a helpline working group who spent considerable time determining the changes that needed to be made.
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, 28 September 2023, we celebrate the International Day for Universal Access to Information. This day serves as a reminder of the fundamental human right to access information and highlights its critical role in fostering transparency, accountability, and informed decision-making.
Youth participation was the key to success when the Swedish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) recently arranged a seminar at Almedalen Week on the isle of Gotland. High school student Huda Omar, who was also the moderator of the seminar, said it is important to give children and youth real and concrete opportunities to be involved.
In order to contribute to the fight against hate speech, the BEE SECURE initiative ran the #NOHATEONLINE campaign to raise awareness during the 2022-2023 school year.
The 17th edition of the international conference “Keeping children and young people safe online” is starting soonPolish Safer Internet Centre
The largest conference in Poland focusing on online threats and safety will take place on 26-29 September 2023. Experts from all over Europe will gather to discuss a broad spectrum of issues related to the safety of children and young people on the internet.
Today, 15 September 2023, we celebrate the International Day of Democracy. The day is officially recognised as a United Nations observance. It provides an opportunity to reflect on the state of democracy worldwide. This year, the focus is on "Empowering the next generation," recognising young people's pivotal role in advancing democracy.
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