Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin

The Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin is a quarterly electronic newsletter with the aim of keeping you informed on better internet issues.

2019-12-18 BIK Team
Each edition provides a topical focus article looking at the latest trends in online life, with features from youth, industry and the research community, along with a mix of news and resources from key stakeholders in the field. The typical publishing cycle for the BIK bulletin is each March, June, September and December.
  • Read the September 2020 edition which focuses on reaffirming Better Internet for Kids (BIK) priorities through a range of actions, reflecting on recent and ongoing work such as the Insafe network's back to school activities in times of social distancing and emergency remote teaching and learning, as well as ongoing dynamic research and policy work on children and young people in the digital transformation by a range of stakeholders, and upcoming events and campaigns.
  • Read the June 2020 edition with a focus on freedom of expression online in the age of disinformation, drawing on a workshop on this topic at the recent European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) event. Also, as lockdown starts to lift across Europe, we reflect back on some of the opportunities and challenges of recent months as they relate to online safety issues and the coronavirus pandemic from the Insafe and INHOPE networks.
  • Read the March 2020 edition which provides a special focus on staying safe online during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
  • Read the December 2019 edition which looks back on the success of the recent Safer Internet Forum which considered how we move "From online violence to digital respect", look forward to the next edition of Safer Internet Day, taking place on Tuesday, 11 February 2020 when once again stakeholders across the globe will join "Together for a better internet", and give you some food for thought on managing new tech which might make its way into your home over the festive season.
  • Read the September 2019 edition which focuses on positive online content, as a round up of the Positive Online Content Awareness Month which ran throughout September. It includes the perspectives of the different groups that have a stake in positive online content: young people, parents and carers, teachers and other educational staff, content producers, policy makers and the research community.
  • Read the June 2019 edition which focuses on online challenges, hearing specifically from Geert Reynders who tragically lost his son Tim to a dangerous online challenge.
  • Read the March 2019 edition which focuses on media literacy in Europe.
  • Read the December 2018 edition with a review of Safer Internet Forum (SIF) 2018, a preview of Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019, and some tips for celebrating the festive season... safely, online.
  • Read the September 2018 edition with a special focus on creative learning, the #SaferInternet4EU Awards and updates on a number of events and campaigns taking place in the coming months.
  • Read the June 2018 edition with a special focus on hotline issues and trends.
  • Read the March 2018 edition with a special focus on the recently published BIK Policy Map report, designed to give an insight into policy approaches across Europe. 
  • Read the December 2017 edition with a special focus on Safer Internet Forum, the new BIK Youth Programme, and a Safer Internet Day preview.
  • Read the September 2017 edition with a special focus on positive online content.
  • Read the June 2017 edition with a special focus on fake news.
  • Read the March 2017 edition with a special focus on cyberbullying revisited.
  • Read the December 2016 edition with a special focus on online advertising and the commercialisation of children and young people.
  • Read the September 2016 edition with a special Back2School focus to coincide with the start of the new academic year.
  • Read the June 2016 edition with a focus on media and information literacy in Europe. A special sub focus is given to youth as key stakeholders in the internet governance agenda.
  • Read the March 2016 edition with a focus on the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and, specifically, whether it will help to create a better internet for children and young people. We have some great opinion pieces on the topic from a range of experts in the field.
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