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Browse our selection of news stories to learn more about how young people from across Europe (and beyond) have been contributing to creating a safer and better internet. And, if you're interested in browsing a fuller selection of news stories, head on over to the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal or check out the quarterly BIK bulletin for regular highlights. If you're keen to contribute with a story of your own, check out the BIK content contribution guidelines - we'd love to hear from you!

  • Training day for CyberSafety Youth Panel in Cyprus

    • Type: Awareness
    • Date:11/03/2019
    • Author:Cyprus Safer Internet Centre

    Within the framework of the European co-funded project ‘CΥberSafety – Better Internet for Kids' (https://www.cybersafety.cy/)  the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute of the Ministry of Education and Culture organised a training day for the members of the CYberSafety Youth Panel, Cyprus. The training day was held at the campus of the University of Cyprus in Nicosia on Saturday, 2 February 2019, and was attended by forty students. 

  • Portugal – Youth competition on online safety on social networks

    • Type: Youth
    • Date:07/03/2019
    • Author:João Pedro Martins, BIK Youth Ambassador

    DECO, the Portuguese Association for Consumer Protection, with the support of Google Portugal, is promoting NET Viva e Segura (2nd Edition), a national initiative that invites the educational community to produce videos to demonstrate the importance of engaging in social networks safely and while being aware of privacy challenges.

  • The Pineapple Report – European youth and the digital revolution

    • Type: Youth
    • Date:25/02/2019
    • Author:BIK Team

    "The Pineapple Report – Youth in Europe Face the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Tactics for Success", commissioned by the European Youth Forum with funding support from Google Inc., was recently released. It contains a series of proposals on what policymakers, institutions and society can do to ensure young people's wellbeing in the emerging fourth industrial revolution. 

  • European teenagers use their voices for digital good at Italy's Safer Internet Day events

    • Type: Awareness
    • Date:22/02/2019
    • Author:Jacqueline Beauchere, Microsoft Chief Online Safety Officer

    On Monday, 4 February 2019, the 2020 Smarter Internet for Kids Agenda took place in Milan, Italy, gathering many different stakeholders to discuss the priority areas affecting young people online. Microsoft participated in the event to hear the ideas and view the work of dozens of teens, and to promote digital civility, safer and healthier online interactions among all people. During the event, the youth also presented 16 goals to mark 16 years of Safer Internet Day.

  • Safer Internet Day 2019 celebrations in Brazil

    • Type: Awareness
    • Date:21/02/2019
    • Author:SaferNet, the Brazilian Safer Internet Day Committee

    SaferNet Brasil and the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br/NIC.br), with the support of Google, Facebook, Instagram and Telefonica, and in partnership with the Federal Prosecutors Office, Twitter and other Brazilian organisations, recently celebrated Safer Internet Day for the eleventh time in Brazil.

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