RESEARCH

Research partners are key stakeholders in the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) agenda, providing a body of knowledge and evidence on issues affecting children and young people online today. Armed with this knowledge, we are able to identify emerging trends and shape appropriate responses and create effective resources for the challenges presented.

On this page, you'll find a selection of articles corresponding to the work of research partners in the better and safer internet field.

The good, the bad and the urgent – tackling information disorder

  • Research
  • 29/06/2020
  • Tanja Pavleska, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia

On Thursday, 11 June 2020, at the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG 2020), the Insafe network of European Safer Internet Centres (SICs), represented by Sabrina Vorbau, Project Manager at European Schoolnet (EUN) and Youth Coordinator on the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) project and Joachim Kind, Head of EU Networks at the Media Authority of Rhineland-Palatinate (LMK) and spokesperson for the German Safer Internet Centre (SIC), hosted a workshop on "Social media – opportunities, rights and responsibilities", looking at the limitations and pitfalls of freedom of speech on the internet from multiple stakeholder perspectives. In this article, Tanja Pavleska from the Laboratory for Open Systems and Networks, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, examines some of the challenges encountered by the initiatives combating disinformation.

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Misinformation and freedom of expression – the case of the Albanian "anti-defamation package"

  • Research
  • 29/06/2020
  • Dr Nertil Bërdufi, Founder and Director of Beder Legal Clinic

On Thursday, 11 June 2020, at the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG 2020), the Insafe network of European Safer Internet Centres (SICs), represented by Sabrina Vorbau, Project Manager at European Schoolnet (EUN) and Youth Coordinator on the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) project and Joachim Kind, Head of EU Networks at the Media Authority of Rhineland-Palatinate (LMK) and spokesperson for the German Safer Internet Centre (SIC), hosted a workshop on "Social media – opportunities, rights and responsibilities", looking at the limitations and pitfalls of freedom of speech on the internet from multiple stakeholder perspectives. In this article, Dr Nertil Bërdufi, Assistant Professor at University College Beder and Founder and Director of Beder Legal Clinic, discusses the case of Albania to highlight the societal and security impact of disinformation, as well as the governments' controversial attempt at regulating it. 

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CO:RE – A pan-European knowledge platform on digital technologies in the lives of children

The CO:RE – Children Online: Research and Evidence (CO:RE) project is a three-year long project funded by the European Commission in the framework of Horizon 2020, aiming to establish a pan-European knowledge platform on digital technologies in the lives of children and young people.

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10 years of 360 Degree Safe in the UK

  • Research
  • 31/03/2020
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

The UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC) recently published their latest 360 Degree Safe review. This analysis of data from 360 Degree Safe draws from the self-review data of more than 11,000 schools across the country. This allows the UK SIC to consider the "state of the nation" in relation to online safety policy and practice in English schools, as well as allowing to reflect on 10 years of 360 Degree Safe, and the data it collects.

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Portuguese children and young people among the most confident in using the internet

  • Awareness
  • 10/03/2020
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

The results of the European study "EU Kids Online 2020" were released on Tuesday, 11 February 2020, for the Safer Internet Day. In the article below, the Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) analyses the results obtained by Portuguese children and young people.

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Safer Internet Day study reveals that Greek children don't discuss online safety with parents

  • Awareness
  • 02/03/2020
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

Parents need to supervise their children's online habits and foster a relationship of trust; only then can we achieve greater protection for underage users in the digital world. This fact is highlighted in a new survey, conducted by the Greek Safer Internet Centre (SIC), with the support of the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs (F15/152679/167587/D1) in late 2019. 

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Encouraging civil online discourse in the new decade for SID 2020

It's a new year and a new decade, and teens and adults around the world hope that respect, safety and freedom will define online life in the 2020s, new Microsoft research shows.

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Microsoft SID 2020 study - Teens are better than adults at finding help with online issues

For World Kindness Day, on Wednesday, 13 November 2019, Microsoft called on teens across the globe to assist adults with online issues. That's because, according to their latest research conducted in 25 countries, teens are considerably better than adults at tracking down useful resources to help resolve digital difficulties.

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New Microsoft study on civility, safety and interaction online for Safer Internet Day 2020

The new school year is well underway in many parts of the world, and parents may be inclined to share news and photos of their star pupil's success or involvement in new activities. Before you do, however, know that teens around the world say parents share (or "sharent") too much about them on social media – so much so that it's become a concern for more than four in 10.

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Financial sextortion study in young boys and adolescents

  • Research
  • 24/01/2020
  • Dutch Safer Internet Centre

The Dutch helpline for child sexual abuse, Helpwanted.nl, is conducting a study on financial sextortion. This study is financed by the Stiching Achmea Slachtoffer en Samenleving (SASS) (in English, Achmea Foundation: Victim and Society) and is carried out in cooperation with Slachtofferhulp Nederland (in English, Victim Support the Netherlands).

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