Cyberbullying does not always start as an intentionally harmful act. At times, it can start as a joke, with someone taking a picture of their peer and sharing it on social networks without permission, and without realising it can indeed be hurtful. Sometimes, teasing could just arise out of boredom, but then turn into a more serious matter.
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Last month, the FSM - Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle Multimedia-Diensteanbieter e. V. presented its report on the protection of minors from harmful media for the second time after five years. Kathrin from Germany, a longstanding BIK Youth Ambassador was invited to contribute to the panel discussion on the report’s results.
To contribute to the fight against hate speech, BEE SECURE, the Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centre has started a new campaign. The campaign called #NOHATEONLINE promotes more mutual respect on the internet and the prevention of hate speech. The campaign also aims to provide information about freedom of expression and legal boundaries.
PDST Technology in Education together with Webwise has developed two new online courses for all teachers and school leaders in Ireland, to help them understand, prevent, and respond to cyberbullying.
In recent months, the BEE SECURE Helpline has observed an increase in cases of sextortion, particularly involving young internet users. Sexual extortion, also known as sextortion, is a form of blackmail using sexually explicit material, such as private/intimate photos, videos).
Every year on 20 November, World Children’s Day is celebrated. The day is UNICEF's annual day of action for children, by children.
Today is the European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse
Today, 18 November 2022, is the European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse. The day is organised by the Council of Europe to raise awareness and facilitate an open discussion on the need to prevent child sexual exploitation and abuse, and to protect children against these crimes.
The Irish Safer Internet Centre has started a new youth-led project called ‘Casting the Net’. The project is a new youth-led audio series hosted by teens for teens exploring the breadth and depth of the online world.
Today, 3 November 2022, is the international day against violence and bullying at school including cyberbullying. The day recognises that school-related violence in all its forms is an infringement of children’s and adolescents’ rights to education and to health and well-being.
This year’s edition of the annual Safer Internet Forum (SIF) is a youth-led event, with young people playing an active role in the planning, preparation and delivery of the forum. SIF takes place in a hybrid format in Brussels, Belgium and online on Thursday, 27 October 2022 with a theme of A Digital Decade for children and youth: BIK+ to protect, empower and respect!
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