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2024-02-22 media literacy/education Danish Safer Internet Centre

The Digital Youth Panel: honesty, confidentiality and exchanging experiences among young people

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.

2024-02-20 media literacy/education Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

Navigating safely: programme review 2023

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!  

2024-02-14 data privacy, media literacy/education Greek Safer Internet Centre

Safer Internet Day 2024: Artificial Intelligence (AI) risks and opportunities for children and young people

To mark Safer Internet Day 2024, the Greek Safer Internet Centre draws attention to the dangers of using emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), especially by underage users. Cases have already become known where minors, using AI applications, have altered photographs of underage girls and started to share them 'for fun', as they said afterwards. Today, the majority of the 'deepfake' material circulating on the internet is non-consensual pornography. In other words, videos of pornographic material appear where the face has been replaced. Usually, the victims are celebrities, but anyone can become a victim. The whole issue raises great concerns about privacy on the Internet, and unfortunately, it can turn any individual into a potential victim, regardless of their gender. Parents and teachers must talk to children and adolescents about the consequences of this practice. 

2024-02-09 cyberbullying, love, relationships, sexuality (online), media literacy/education BIK Team

Safer Internet Day 2024: joining together for a better internet all around the world

On Tuesday, 6 February 2024, we celebrated the 21st edition of Safer Internet Day (SID), with events and activities taking place right across the globe. With a theme, once again, of “Together for a better internet”, the day called upon all stakeholders to join together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially for children and young people. The day was a great success, and we are excited to share with you just a few of the achievements so far from the coordination level.  

2024-02-09 data privacy, media literacy/education Dutch Safer Internet Centre

Mastering password security: protecting your digital identity

In an increasingly digitised world, safeguarding our online presence is essential. As cyber threats loom ever more significant, robust password protection becomes necessary. Delve into the realm of cybersecurity with insights from experts, as we explore the pivotal role of password managers in fortifying our digital safety. 

2024-02-08 gaming, media literacy/education German Safer Internet Centre

And suddenly the money is gone: expensive TikTok matches and cash gifts

"So cute!", "OMG!" - with one click, you can support creators on TikTok with cash gifts. The harmless names often conceal that gifts may cost up to 300 euros. Especially during live matches, viewers are encouraged to send cash gifts. Keep reading to learn how the gift system on TikTok works and which settings in the app are relevant to young people. 

2024-02-06 gaming, media literacy/education, potentially harmful content BIK Team

Keeping children and young people safe in virtual worlds

It’s Safer Internet Day; an occasion to reflect on the opportunities and challenges of being online. This annual day of celebration serves to promote a safer and better internet to both empower and protect children and young people in their digital lives. Some of the key developments in recent years revolve around artificial intelligence (AI), with virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and extended reality (XR) applications emerging in all sectors of society from leisure and learning, to business and health. Here, we dive a bit deeper into some of the considerations… 

2024-02-06 gaming, media literacy/education, online reputation, potentially harmful content BIK Team

The Better Internet for Kids annual report 2023 is out

The Better Internet for Kids review of the year 2023 is released on the occasion of Safer Internet Day 2024, Tuesday, 6 February. During 2023, young people continued to show their commitment to building a safe, secure and inclusive online experience, and their eagerness in making their voices heard when it comes to designing the internet of the future. This report provides an overview of a multitude of stakeholder efforts to both protect and empower children and young people in their digital lives over the past year, when BIK has focused on making sure that young people are equipped with the skills they need to thrive in the digital world.   

2024-02-06 media literacy/education BIK Team

Happy Safer Internet Day 2024!

The day has finally come! On Tuesday, 6 February 2024, we celebrate Safer Internet Day (SID) – the annual flagship campaign to raise awareness of the importance of staying safe online. With a theme of "Together for a better internet", today calls upon all stakeholders to join forces to make the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially for children and young people. 

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