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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Children's rights in the digital age

  • Awareness
  • 06/12/2017
  • Czech Safer Internet Centre

Each year, on 20 November, we celebrate Universal Children's Day. The day is linked to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and was first proclaimed by the United Nations on 20 November 1989 – long before the current digital era!

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Romanian SIC relaunches its volunteering programme

  • Awareness
  • 05/12/2017
  • Romanian Safer Internet Centre

At the beginning of the school year, the Romanian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) invited all teachers and youth workers across the country to join the Ora de Net programme as volunteers. The first step of the process was for teachers to register in order to receive materials and then organise an educational activity with the aim of conducting a children's consultation.

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On the road again: SID TV goes on tour in the UK

  • Awareness
  • 30/11/2017
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

For the past four years, the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has been producing SID TV – film content to be used in schools for Safer Internet Day (SID). The reach of the films has grown year upon year and, earlier this year, the UK's 2017 SID TV videos had nearly a million views! Read on to find out more about this year's plans…

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COFACE Families Europe – November 2017 newsletter now published

  • Awareness
  • 29/11/2017
  • COFACE Families Europe

COFACE Families Europe has recently published the November 2017 edition of its newsletter featuring several items which touch upon the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) areas of work.

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SIF 2017 was a great success

The 14th annual edition of Safer Internet Forum (SIF) 2017 took place on Thursday, 23 November 2017 in Brussels, Belgium with a theme of "From children's tech to resilient youth – how to foster wellbeing online?". The event was a great success, with 235 participants from across Europe and beyond attending.

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SIMOOC: A joint MOOC for teachers in Austria, Germany and Luxembourg

  • Awareness
  • 24/11/2017
  • Austrian, German and Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centres

A MOOC – massive open online course – is an online course with open access via the web. Saferinternet.at (part of the Austrian Safer Internet Centre), klicksafe (part of the German Safer Internet Centre), and BEE SECURE (part of the Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centre) have developed a free "Safer internet MOOC" in German. Called SIMOOC, it shows teachers how to use the internet safely in the classroom.

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Protect your family with four steps to managing apps

  • Awareness
  • 24/11/2017
  • Hilary Bird, Guest blogger

Here on the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal, we're always pleased to hear from different stakeholders on how they contribute to a better and safer internet for children and young people in their own areas of work and activities. We were recently contacted by Hilary Bird, a freelance writer, who writes about relationships and tech, and how they impact on each other. Here, she offers some top tips for managing apps on your smartphone.

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How to deal with new media within the family

  • Awareness
  • 23/11/2017
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

Saferinternet.at, part of the Austrian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), has updated its popular brochure "Medien in der Familie". This updated resource aims to help parents to deal with the digital challenges which they may encounter in everyday life.

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SIF 2017 is here!

Safer Internet Forum (SIF) 2017 takes place today, Thursday, 23 November 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. With a theme of "From children's tech to resilient youth – how to foster wellbeing online?", the SIF agenda includes sessions on children and robotic toys, building resilience with vulnerable groups, whether we should verify age online, and the scale of the challenge being faced in tackling child sexual abuse material (CSAM) online.

Check out the agenda and Forum brochure now.

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SoMe Youth Panel in Denmark

  • Awareness
  • 22/11/2017
  • Danish Safer Internet Centre

The Danish youth ambassador panel, "SoMe Youth Panel", consists of ten young people (six girls and four boys) aged 13-18. They have been recruited from around Denmark with representation from different demographic, ethnic and socio-economic groups and with no special prerequisites for participation other than being young, and being prepared to take part in the workshops and to be the voice of a generation in different contexts. In recruiting young people for the youth panel, the Danish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) benefitted from the great network of schools that Save the Children Denmark (SCDK) and the Centre for Digital Youth Care (CDYC) have built throughout the years of working in the field.

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