Creating a safer and better internet for children and young people
The Better Internet for Kids portal provides information, guidance and resources on better internet issues from the joint Insafe-INHOPE network of Safer Internet Centres in Europe, and other key stakeholders.
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The 2024 edition of Safer Internet Day took place on Tuesday, 6 February 2024. Discover more about how people united across the globe "Together for a better internet".
What can be done to ensure that the digital world is fit for the future? And how can we ensure that we promote, protect, respect and fulfil the rights of all children and young people when they go online? The #DigitalDecade4YOUth consultation, campaign and resulting report has encouraged children and young people, and those that support them, to have their say.
The 2022 edition of the Safer Internet Forum (SIF) took place on Thursday, 27 October 2022. It had the theme of A Digital Decade for children and youth: BIK+ to protect, empower and respect!
Latest news from Safer Internet Centres and beyond
New study about beauty ideals on the internetAustrian Safer Internet Centre
To mark Safer Internet Day 2024, the Austrian Safer Internet Centre presented the results of a new youth study on "Beauty ideals on the internet". The study examines the effects of digital media use on young people's body-related self-image. To this end, 400 young people between 12 and 17 years old were questioned about their experiences, supplemented by four in-depth focus groups with 56 participating pupils. The results show that the pressure on young people to conform to unrealistic body images is high. At the same time, the important role of parents and other caregivers in dealing with beauty ideals becomes clear.
The Digital Youth Panel: honesty, confidentiality and exchanging experiences among young peopleDanish Safer Internet Centre
In 2023, the Danish Safer Internet Centre organised the Digital Youth Panel with seven group chats where young people discussed, reflected on and responded to different themes related to their online lives. All group chats are text-based and anonymous, which creates high honesty among participants, as their stories are very personal. This setup enables young people to connect, facilitating the group's exchange of advice and support.
Navigating safely: programme review 2023Portuguese Safer Internet Centre
At the beginning of February, we issued our Naveg@s 2023 Report, and we are pleased with the results obtained. Our programme volunteers deserve congratulations!
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