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.

Further articles by stakeholder group - awareness raising, helplines, hotlines, industry, research and youth - are available in the practice section.

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Encouraging media production through the Media@ção contest

  • Awareness
  • 09/01/2020
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

Media@ção is an annual contest aiming to promote the critical, responsible and creative use of the media and citizenship instruments, as well as freedom of expression, within the educational community – namely, students and teachers.

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Digital education – Gaming for good

  • Awareness
  • 08/01/2020
  • French Safer Internet Centre

In order to introduce young people to coding and to the digital culture, the French Safer Internet Centre (SIC) produced "Code-Décode", a set of gamified educational resources.

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Awareness sessions on children's digital rights from the perspective of a BIK Youth Ambassador

  • Youth
  • 07/01/2020
  • João Pedro Martins, BIK Youth Ambassador

In 2019, the Convention on the Rights of the Child turned 30. To celebrate this, Portuguese Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Ambassador João Pedro Martins took part in awareness sessions on the digital rights of children and young people in the Azores Archipelago, and shares some takeaways below. 

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Teaching respectful online communication with "Connected"

  • Awareness
  • 20/12/2019
  • Irish Safer Internet Centre

The Irish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) introduces "Connected", a short film they produced, exploring how young people communicate and connect online.

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A look back on the Safer Internet Day Awards 2019 in Ireland

  • Awareness
  • 20/12/2019
  • Irish Safer Internet Centre

Over 15 schools have been awarded for their online safety initiatives, with 200 students being recognised at the first Safer Internet Day (SID) Awards ceremony, at an exclusive awards ceremony in Microsoft DreamSpace.

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Deepfakes explained

  • Awareness
  • 20/12/2019
  • Irish Safer Internet Centre

Deepfakes are computer-created artificial videos in which images are combined to create new footage that depicts events, statements or action that never actually happened. The results can be quite convincing. Deepfakes differ from other forms of false information by being very difficult to identify as false. Deepfakes are fake videos created using digital software, machine learning and face swapping.

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Status quo regarding the child's article 8 GDPR age of consent for data processing across the EU

  • Awareness
  • 20/12/2019
  • Ingrida Milkaite and Eva Lievens, Ghent University
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered into force more than a year and a half ago, on 25 May 2018. In December 2019 one Member State of the European Union (EU) – Slovenia – is yet to adopt its final GDPR implementation law. In practice, the fact that Slovenia has not yet passed its GDPR implementation law means that the article 8 GDPR age currently is 16 years instead of the age which is proposed in Slovenian draft legislation (15 years) until the national law is officially adopted.
 
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Making digital and media literacy inclusive: the Media Literacy Manifest

  • Awareness
  • 20/12/2019
  • Dutch Safer Internet Centre

Organisations and professionals all over the Netherlands are standing up for better guidance in media literacy for people with a mental disability. 

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Developing storytelling in online safety conversations – The example of NET_TELLING

  • Awareness
  • 20/12/2019
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

In October 2019, the Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (PT SIC) launched "Net_Telling", a new resource aiming to promote and raise awareness of personal stories related to the digital world and the use of the internet, applying the storytelling methodology.

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Polish parents know little about their children's internet use

  • Research
  • 18/12/2019
  • Polish Safer Internet Centre

How much time does your child spend online? This – among dozens of others – was the question that researchers from NASK, a public Polish research institute based in Warsaw, asked thousands of parents and school children. Below, Filip Konopczyński shares the study's main highlights.

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