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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The importance of media literacy within the Insafe network

For centuries, literacy has referred to the ability to read and write. Early thinking about media literacy emerged much more recently, partly in response to a growing mass entertainment industry - from the early days of vaudeville, through radio, cinema, television, newspapers and magazines. It's now evolved to encompass modern-day media such as video games and online content, apps and services.

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BEE SECURE media education activity catalogue for primary schools in Luxembourg

  • Awareness
  • 29/06/2016
  • Luxembourg Safer Internet Centre

"They know more about the internet than I do" is a popular statement among teachers when talking about internet and media skills of their pupils. 

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Luxembourg launches ‘No Hate Speech Movement' website

  • Awareness
  • 29/06/2016
  • Luxembourg Safer Internet Centre

The website www.nohatespeech.lu was published in the framework of World Refugees Day on 20 June 2016.

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‘Mr. File and Mr. Folder – Internet Explorers' – a new educational project for children

  • Awareness
  • 29/06/2016
  • Polish Safer Internet Centre

In June 2016, the Polish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) completed work on the new educational film ‘Mr. File and Mr. Folder – Internet Explorers'. The resource is addressed to upper primary school classes (children aged 10-13 years) and consists of four episodes where virtual characters – Mr. File and Mr. Folder - support children in everyday situations related to activities on the internet. 

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‘Become a friend of your child' – educational project for parents

  • Awareness
  • 29/06/2016
  • Polish Safer Internet Centre

‘Become a friend of your child' is an educational project prepared by NASK (coordinator of the Polish Safer Internet Centre (SIC)) with the aim of helping parents and caretakers of mainly primary school children to overcome obstacles that they encounter while trying to enter the virtual environment of their children.

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10th International Conference ‘Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online' is fast approaching

  • Awareness
  • 29/06/2016
  • Polish Safer Internet Centre

For the tenth time already, experts from all over Europe will gather to discuss both the biggest safety threats on the internet as well as the latest trends and possibilities for using new technologies by children and young people. The 10th International Conference ‘Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online' will take place on 20-21 September 2016 in Warsaw. The event is jointly organised by the Polish and German Safer Internet Centres.

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The challenge of keeping youth involved in internet governance issues

  • News
  • 29/06/2016
  • Florian Daniel (Youth ambassador)

In this article, Florian Daniel describes his journey as a youth involved in internet governance issues, and reflects on the challenges of keeping youth involved.

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What does it means to be part of a youth programme?

  • News
  • 29/06/2016
  • Kimberly Anastácio (Youth representative)

Here, Brazilian researcher Kimberly Anastácio recounts how she got involved in the youth internet governance movement, and tells of how it has helped shape her subsequent career and opportunities.

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Celebrating a decade of media literacy in the Netherlands – Jubilee book

  • Awareness
  • 29/06/2016
  • Dutch Safer Internet Centre

Since the introduction of media literacy in the Netherlands in 2005, the Dutch have become a lot more media literate. This calls for celebration with a special jubilee book, in which we not only look at what has happened in the past 10 years; we especially look forward to the next 10 years. What will the future bring us, and what kind of media literacy will we need?

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Media and information literacy policies in Europe – a timely assessment

In this article, we hear from Professor Sonia Livingstone OBE on media and information literacy policies across Europe and, in particular, the translit.fr resource.
 
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