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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How to use the internet wisely for study

  • Awareness
  • 21/06/2016
  • Latvian Safer Internet Centre

A fascination with the media is very typical for modern children – the computer is a friend, it attracts and captivates; everything that happens on the computer seems interesting and creates a willingness to work on it.

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School librarians in Lithuania – active eSafety advocates in schools

  • Awareness
  • 17/06/2016
  • Lithuanian Safer Internet Centre

Since the formation of the Lithuanian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), IT teachers have been very active partners, helping to spread online safety knowledge and skills to school children. 

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Safer Internet Day 2017 theme announced!

Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world. 
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Developing critical thinking and media literacy through education

  • News
  • 16/06/2016
  • BIK team

Acknowledging the various benefits and opportunities that both the internet and social media can bring, but also emphasising the potential threats and dangers which they can present, the Council of the European Union has recently adopted a set of conclusions on developing media literacy and critical thinking through education and training. 

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"When Free Isn't" - new eNACSO policy paper on children and business practices online

On 15 June 2016, eNACSO (the European NGO alliance for child safety online) releases "When Free Isn't", a report which makes a strong case for improved policy, law and action to protect children against unfair and damaging business practices online.

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New code of conduct for IT companies fighting hate speech

In line with recent activity of the European Commission on combating hate speech and the spread of terrorist material and exploitation on communication channels, as well as protecting the freedom of speech, a new code of conduct for companies fighting hate speech was announced in May 2016.

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Perils and possibilities: Growing up online - new UNICEF report

As part of their work with #WeProtect (a global alliance to end child sexual exploitation online), UNICEF has published a brief report which showcases young people's perceptions of the risks that children and adolescents face coming of age in the digital world.

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Get to know the Portuguese eSafety Label schools

  • Awareness
  • 13/06/2016
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

The eSafety Label is a European-wide accreditation and support service for schools aiming to drive forward the development and maintenance of high standards of eSafety. 

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Portuguese SeguraNet creates animations on online safety issues

  • Awareness
  • 10/06/2016
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

The SeguraNet ‘Antivirus', ‘Always online' and ‘Sharing personal information' animations are resources that promote the safe and critical use of the internet and mobile devices. 

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Protecting children online in the new Audiovisual Media Services Directive proposal

In the view of fast-paced developments in the audiovisual environment where children, parents and carers have to multitask and adapt in the engaging Internet of Things (IoT) age, the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) from 2010 has been reviewed by the European Commission in recent months, seeking more appropriate and up-to-date legislation.

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