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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Don't miss out on the next BIK bulletin!

The Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin is a quarterly electronic newsletter that keeps you informed on online safety trends. The next edition of the bulletin will focus on media literacy, more specifically on ‘European media literacy policies and practices ‘.

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EuroDIG, the annual internet governance conference, starts tomorrow!

How often do Europeans engage in discussions on public policy issues relating to the internet, namely on internet governance? And how many young Europeans are aware of the intrinsic importance of this topic or the ways in which they can actively contribute? 

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Children's Day in Portugal celebrated with training sessions and mini game

  • News
  • 07/06/2016
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

During the recent Children's Day celebrations in Portugal, the secondary school José Gomes Ferreira, in partnership with Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC), developed three training sessions directed to a total of 400 students.

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Launch of the Teacher Academy, a European response to teachers' professional development needs

European Schoolnet is delighted to announce the launch of the Teacher Academy to support educators in their daily classroom work and address key challenges in teacher professional development. Created for the European Commission, Teacher Academy will offer a variety of online courses for teachers and is available on the School Education Gateway, a multilingual European website dedicated to education matters. 

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Webinar on ICANN's role in shaping the internet for young Europeans

  • News
  • 03/06/2016
  • BIK team

A second youth webinar titled ‘What does ICANN do for the internet?' took place on Wednesday, 1 June 2016. It was attended by 23 youth panellists from the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) and 3 Youth coordinators. 

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Child-friendly search engines

One of the most frequent actions that children do online is searching for information. What happens when they come across harmful content or information that is not appropriate for their age? Is there any way to prevent them from accessing such information on regular search engines? What happens to the information that children look up online or to the data that they insert about themselves? 

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Digital rights and citizenship

  • News
  • 02/06/2016
  • João Pedro, Youth ambassador, Portugal

Youth participation is an important aspect of the Better Internet for Kids strategy, and we regularly work with youth panellists and youth ambassadors from across the European network of Safer Internet Centres to gain their views on online trends and issues surrounding internet governance. Here, João Pedro, a youth ambassador from Portugal, shares his views on digital rights.

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Global Day of Parents

Today we celebrate the Global Day of Parents, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 2012 with resolution A/RES/66/292 and celebrated on 1 June every year since.

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Customised content: Opportunities and responsibilities for media creators

  • Awareness
  • 31/05/2016
  • Dutch Safer Internet Centre

Customised content facilitates the life of the media consumer. It saves the consumer time and brings new content within reach. The right content at the right time, via the right channel. This approach provides new opportunities for creators and providers of media. Existing content can be given a second life and commercial content can be offered in a much more targeted manner.

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Little ones: Their brain and media education

  • Awareness
  • 30/05/2016
  • Dutch Safer Internet Centre

What advice can media literacy professionals offer parents and pedagogical staff about media education for the youngest group of children (0-6 years old)? How can we make sure that our advice is in line with the experience of many parents, who often use media for young children as a ‘pacifier'… media as ‘sugar': empty calories, without real nutritional value, which we would like to balance with media education. Education is required as compensation. But to what end?

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