Research partners are key stakeholders in the Better Internet for Kids 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 safer and better internet field.

2021-12-06 media literacy/education Irish Safer Internet Centre

Minister Martin launches comprehensive online safety research on internet use by children and adults in Ireland

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, launched a comprehensive report of a national survey of children and young people, and their parents and carers regarding online safety. The report was commissioned following a recommendation put forward by the National Advisory Council for Online Safety (NACOS) that acknowledged the need for up-to-date research and evidence about the state of online safety in Ireland.

2021-11-19 media literacy/education KID_ACTIONS Team

The first KID_ACTIONS EU Policy, Research and Practitioners Forum is almost here!

In less than two weeks, on the 29 and 30 November 2021, the first KID_ACTIONS EU policy, Research and Practitioners Forum will take place in Trento, Italy. Educators, researchers, youth workers, professors, people from the IT sector and many more, will travel to Trento to take part in this forum on-site or will join the forum online. The different stakeholders will gather to discuss the important matter of preventing and responding to cyberbullying. Make sure to join this event if you are interested in or working (indirectly) on the topic of cyberbullying. 

2021-07-27 love, relationships, sexuality (online), media literacy/education, potentially harmful content Jacqueline Beauchere, Global Digital Safety Advocate at Microsoft

Positive online civility trends reversed one year into the pandemic, new Microsoft study shows

Teenagers and adults in 18 countries said perceptions of online civility have deteriorated one year into the global pandemic, with respondents in Poland, Philippines, Italy, Germany and Hungary reporting the sharpest net-negative sentiment, new Microsoft research shows.


Children’s rights in the digital environment: Moving from theory to practice

Children and young people are increasingly using technologies to share their views, engage with others, participate and search for information online on a daily basis. Undoubtedly, the digital revolution provides many opportunities for child empowerment, participation and expression, but it also raises concerns on how they can exercise their rights in the digital environment.

2021-04-28 BIK Team

Better Internet for Kids best-practice guides

One of the aims of the European Commission’s Better Internet for Kids programme is to build capacity in Europe (and beyond) for creating safer and better online experiences for children and young people. One way of doing this is by sharing good practices developed through work within the context of the Insafe and INHOPE networks of Safer Internet Centres and other key stakeholders. As such, three best-practice guides have recently been published.

2021-03-31 excessive use Greek Safer Internet Centre

Online learning tips for children with attention deficit disorder

The pandemic has accelerated the use of e-learning for students but, while it has helped them to continue the educational process, it also created some challenges. According to online research conducted in Greece by the Department of Philosophy and Pedagogy of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the biggest difficulties are related to the lack of equipment and poor connection of students.

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