NEWS

On this page, you'll find a selection of general news articles corresponding to creating a safer and better internet for children and young people.

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#Dayoffline and the #SaferInternet4EU campaign

  • Awareness
  • 19/10/2018
  • Czech Safer Internet Centre

In 2018, the Czech Safer Internet Centre (SIC) launched the #Dayoffline campaign in partnership with Czech online media portal Flowee, with the aim of raising awareness about screen time addiction among young people.

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Spletno oko – Eighth conference on child sexual abuse online in Slovenia

  • Hotlines
  • 18/10/2018
  • Spletno oko, the Slovenian hotline

On Thursday, 27 September 2018, the eighth annual Spletno oko conference on  child sexual abuse online took place. This year's theme was "Treatment of e-abuses of children: from theory to practice".

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Insafe network meets to discuss the impact that technology on individuals and society

Today, the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) begins a two-day training meeting in Manchester, UK. The meeting aims to facilitate experience and good-practice sharing across the network on a range of topical online safety issues, while continuing to enhance the collaborative learning community that has developed within the network.

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Love Stories 4.0 – The impact of new technologies on relationships

  • Awareness
  • 16/10/2018
  • Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centre

In September 2018, the Safer Internet Centre (SIC) of Luxembourg launched its awareness-raising campaign on relationships in the digital age for the academic year 2018/19, called "Love Stories 4.0".

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Irish hotline ISPAI Hotline.ie publishes its 2017 annual report

  • Hotlines
  • 15/10/2018
  • ISPAI Hotline.ie, the Irish hotline

The Internet Service Providers Association of Ireland (ISPAI) Hotline.ie has released its 2017 annual report. The trends indicate an increase both in the quantity and severity of the reported materials.

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Back2School campaign in Portugal

  • Awareness
  • 12/10/2018
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

As part of the European Back2School campaign, and to celebrate the end of the Portuguese "Keep It Cool" summer campaign, the Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) invited all Portuguese users to download its "Back2School" resource pack. The pack provides information promoting safer and healthier behaviours on the internet, addressing all the six topics of the European Back2School campaign, namely sexting, cyberbullying, the Internet of Things (IoT), disturbing online content, fake news and grooming.

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Making a Real Difference – Annual ECPAT Sweden and NetClean conference

  • Hotlines
  • 11/10/2018
  • ECPAT, the Swedish hotline

On Monday, 1 October 2018, Swedish hotline End child prostitution, child pornography and trafficking of children for sexual purposes (ECPAT) Sweden and NetClean organised the annual conference "Making a Real Difference".

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Greek hotline SafeLine publishes its annual report

  • Hotlines
  • 10/10/2018
  • SafeLine, the Greek hotline

The Greek hotline SafeLine has published its 2017 annual report, which focuses on the statistical data and the trends observed during the period 2011-2017.

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Code Week 2018 is here!

Participate with your students from 6-21 October 2018 and add some extra engagement and fun to your lessons.

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World Mental Health Day – Young people and mental health in a changing world

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, is World Mental Health Day. Launched in 1992 by the World Health Organisation (WHO), this initiative seeks to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world. This year's theme is "Young people and mental health in a changing world". 

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