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.

2024-01-22 media literacy/education Dutch Safer Internet Centre

Media ‘Ukkie’ Days campaign in the Netherlands

The 2023 edition of the Media 'Ukkie' (or 'Toddler') Days campaign took place from 24 to 31 March. Throughout the campaign, countless parents were assisted with tips, tools, and advice. The new 'Iene Miene Media' study was also presented, full of insights into how parents experience the media education of their little ones. In this article, the Dutch Safer Internet Centre looks back on a successful campaign with a selection of highlights. 

2023-06-30 hate speech, media literacy/education, potentially harmful content BIK Team

Responding to online risks to children and young people in vulnerable groups

The new European strategy for a Better Internet for Kids (BIK+ strategy), adopted in May 2022, emphasises the need to pay careful attention to children with special or specific needs, or from disadvantaged and vulnerable backgrounds. In the new strategy, the European Commission sets out clear priorities for young people with a range of vulnerabilities, with the overarching aim to ensure that no one is left behind, and that all children and young people have a voice when it comes to matters in the digital sphere.

2023-05-11 media literacy/education BIK Team

One year of BIK+

Exactly one year ago, on 11 May 2022, the European Commission adopted a new European strategy for a Better Internet for Kids (BIK+), to improve age-appropriate digital services and to ensure that every child is protected, empowered and respected online. Let’s take a look at further policy developments that have happened over the course of the past year. 

2023-05-08 media literacy/education Austrian Safer Internet Centre

Youth Internet Monitor 2023

The Youth Internet Monitor is an initiative of and presents current data on the social media use of Austria's young people. Which social networks are currently popular among young users in Austria? Which networks are most popular with girls? Which ones are the most popular with boys?

2023-04-25 cyberbullying, media literacy/education, online reputation German Safer Internet Centre

Digital well-being for Safer Internet Day 2023 in Germany

Safer Internet Day (SID) 2023 was celebrated worldwide on 7 February. In Germany, the day was held under the motto #OnlineAmLimit (“#OnlineAtTheLimit”). As the coordinator of the activities for this international day in Germany, klicksafe thus focused on the topics of digital balance and digital well-being. Read more about the different events and resources for SID 2023 throughout Germany.

2023-03-17 excessive use, gaming, love, relationships, sexuality (online), media literacy/education BIK Team

CO:RE launches the Education Toolkit

The Education Toolkit was developed by the CO:RE team at European Schoolnet in an extensive consultation process and co-creation workshops with teachers, practitioner, but also young people. The result is a comprehensive toolkit with relevant information and many helpful resources.

2023-03-10 hate speech, media literacy/education, online reputation Austrian Safer Internet Centre

New study on young people and fake news for Safer Internet Day 2023

As this 2017 survey on fake news carried out by the Austrian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) firstly indicated, in 2023 online media and social networks are the most important source of information for young people on everyday topics. However, they hardly trust the information found there – this is what the Austrian SIC latest study shows.  

2023-03-09 data privacy, excessive use, hate speech, media literacy/education Norwegian Safer Internet Centre

Digital dilemmas cannot be solved by parents alone

Children have the right to freedom of expression, participation and information, privacy and protection against harmful content. There are obviously many dilemmas that come with this for parents and carers. When is the right time to give your child their first smartphone? Which apps and services should your child have access to and at what age? What about the risk of encountering inappropriate or harmful content? This was the focus topic for Safer Internet Day 2023 in Norway.

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