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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GDPR: A ‘flexible' step in the right direction

  • Awareness
  • 31/03/2016
  • Martin Schmalzried (COFACE)

In this article, we hear from Martin Schmalzried of COFACE (Confederation of Family Organisations in the EU) on how the provisions of the new General Data Protection Regulation will affect children and young people.

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GDPR from a youth perspective

  • Awareness
  • 31/03/2016
  • Auke Pals (Youth representative)
Auke Pals, 19, is a part-time high school student, a member of the Dutch Digital Youth Council, and a youth representative of European Digital Youth. Here, he provides his view on whether the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will help to create a better internet for young people.
 
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GDPR: we all need to work at it!

  • Awareness
  • 31/03/2016
  • Gloria González Fuster (LSTS)

In this article, we hear from Gloria González Fuster, a Research Professor at the Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) Research Group of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), on whether the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will help to create a better internet for kids? She argues yes… but only if we all work on it!

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GDPR: We might not be quite finished just yet

In this article, Joe McNamee, Executive Director of European Digital Rights, an association of digital civil rights organisations from across Europe, gives his view on the progress of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). He thinks that, while much has been done in the legislative phases, there is still a long way to go before it comes into force.

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Safer Internet Day 2016 was a great success

The 13th edition of Safer Internet Day (SID) was celebrated on 9 February 2016. The theme for the day was ‘Play your part for a better internet', encouraging all stakeholders – children and young people, parents and carers, teachers and educators, and industry and politicians – to celebrate the day and play a personal role in helping to create a better internet for all, but especially for children and young people. The day was a great success, as illustrated in the SID summary report – download it here.
 
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Sonia Livingstone on the GDPR: No more social networking for teens?

In this article, we hear from Professor Sonia Livingstone OBE on how the provisions of the new General Data Protection Regulation will affect children and young people.

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Focus on data protection

The fifth edition of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin has now been published with a focus on the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and, specifically, whether it will help to create a better internet for children and young people. We have some great opinion pieces on the topic from a range of experts.

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John Carr on the GDPR: Poor process, bad outcomes

In this article, we hear from John Carr OBE on how the provisions of the new General Data Protection Regulation will affect children and young people.

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Data protection among children and young adults

  • Awareness
  • 30/03/2016
  • Hungarian Safer Internet Centre

In this article, Dr. Kisfaludi Gábor shares some methods to measure how students aged 8 and 20 consider, classify and protect their data, what factors affect them and what adults can do to strengthen their awareness.

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That data, actually OUR data, in the Cloud

  • Awareness
  • 30/03/2016
  • Luxembourg Safer Internet Centre
Nowadays, the Cloud is everywhere. For most users, this technology is assimilated to some sort of a digital extension of their technology-related hardware. If from a technical standpoint the Cloud is not a revolution but a mere evolution of online services, the Cloud nonetheless changes the relationship between us, as users, our computer equipment, our data and our Internet Service Provider (ISP).
 
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