Better Internet for Kids bulletin

 

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

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. Browse the archive below, or subscribe to receive each edition directly to your email inbox.

This edition 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.

This edition focuses 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.

This edition provides a special focus on staying safe online during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

This edition looks back on the success of Safer Internet Forum 2019 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 joined "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.

This edition 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.

This edition focuses on online challenges, hearing specifically from Geert Reynders who tragically lost his son Tim to a dangerous online challenge.

This edition focuses on media literacy in Europe.

This edition is 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.

This edition puts a special focus on creative learning, the #SaferInternet4EU Awards, and updates on a number of events and campaigns taking place in the coming months.

This edition focuses on hotline issues and trends.

This edition puts a special focus on the BIK Policy Map report, designed to give an insight into policy approaches across Europe.

This edition puts a special focus on Safer Internet Forum, the new BIK Youth Programme, and a Safer Internet Day preview.

This edition puts a special focus on positive online content.

This edition puts a special focus on fake news.

This edition puts a special focus on cyberbullying.

This edition puts a special focus on online advertising and the commercialisation of children and young people.

This edition has a special Back2School focus to coincide with the start of the new academic year.

This edition focuses on media and information literacy in Europe. A special sub focus is given to youth as key stakeholders in the internet governance agenda.

This edition focuses 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.