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On this page, you'll find a selection of general news articles corresponding to creating a safer and better internet for children and young people.

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SIF 2017 is almost here!

Safer Internet Forum (SIF) 2017 will take place on Thursday, 23 November 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. With a theme of "From children's tech to resilient youth – how to foster wellbeing online?", the SIF agenda includes sessions on children and robotic toys, building resilience with vulnerable groups, whether we should verify age online, and the scale of the challenge being faced in tackling child sexual abuse material (CSAM) online.

Check out the agenda and Forum brochure now.

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Zeminar 2017: Towards a better internet

  • Awareness
  • 17/11/2017
  • Irish Safer Internet Centre

Webwise recently hosted an internet safety panel discussion at the Zeminar Youth Conference, an event that focuses on the mental and physical wellbeing of 15-20 year olds. The one-hour discussion hosted by Stephen Byrne (RTÉ) addressed important online issues for teens including online exploitation, peer-led anti-bullying campaigns and non-consensual sharing of explicit images.

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Safeguard your privacy while using apps

  • Awareness
  • 16/11/2017
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

Every application, whether it's a game, social media, or even a simple lens for a mobile phone, is always accompanied by Terms of Use. The Terms of Use describe, among other things, what data (photos, messages, location, and so on) and what aspect (such as camera or microphone) need to be accessed by the application in order to receive its full functionality.

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Video presentations now available from recent Polish conference

  • Awareness
  • 15/11/2017
  • Polish and German Safer Internet Centres

Video materials from the 11th International Conference "Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online" are now available online. Taking place in in Warsaw, Poland on 19-20 September 2017, and jointly organised by the Polish and German Safer Internet Centres (SICs), more than 500 professionals took part in the event to learn more about the biggest safety threats on the internet, as well as the latest trends and possibilities for using new technologies by children and young people.

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CodeWeek in Czechia

  • Awareness
  • 14/11/2017
  • Czech Safer Internet Centre

With the 2017 event, European CodeWeek celebrated its fifth anniversary. This year's campaign crossed the European border with events taking place on five continents.

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INHOPE publishes its Annual Report 2016

INHOPE, the International Association of Internet Hotlines, has published its Annual Report 2016.

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Czech hotline introduces a new mobile app

  • Awareness
  • 13/11/2017
  • Czech Safer Internet Centre

The CZ.NIC Association operating STOPonline.cz – the Czech internet hotline, operating as part of the Czech Safer Internet Centre (SIC) – recently launched a mobile app for reporting illegal online content.

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National Child Protection Week in Australia

  • Awareness
  • 10/11/2017
  • Office of the eSafety Commissioner

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner of the Australian Government – member of the INHOPE network of internet hotlines and convenor of the Australian Safer Internet Day Committee – recently organised a national child protection week in the country. Read on to find out more.

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What we create, creates the internet! - IGF in Ukraine

  • Awareness
  • 10/11/2017
  • Ukraine Safer Internet Day Committee

At the Youth IGF-UA Pro (organised as a pre-event of the 8th Ukrainian Internet Governance Forum (IGF-UA)) and at the IGF-UA itself, held in October 2017 in Kiyv, Ukraine, the representative of the Ukraine Safer Internet Day (SID) Committee presented key points on child safety online and shared SID messages. The next edition of Safer Internet Day will take place on Tuesday, 6 February 2018 with a theme of "Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you".

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e-Abuse of children: yesterday, today, tomorrow

  • Awareness
  • 09/11/2017
  • Slovenian Safer Internet Centre

Every year the Slovenian hotline, Spletno oko, organises a conference on the topic of online child sexual exploitation in co-operation with the Criminal Police Directorate of the General Police Directorate and with the Association for Informatics and Telecommunications at the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce.

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