NEWS

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.

Further articles by stakeholder group - awareness raising, helplines, hotlines, industry, research and youth - are available in the practice section.

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Web constable: Intervention is needed before bullying becomes a death sentence

  • Awareness
  • 18/01/2019
  • Estonian Safer Internet Centre

In recent years, Estonia (like the world in general) has seen growing interest in the topic of suicide, which has brought with it an increase in self-harming and games such as Blue Whale, but also tragic consequences and deaths. For Maarja Punak, Web Constable in Estonia, online media are partly to blame.

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Youth – Get involved in Safer Internet Day 2019!

Safer Internet Day (SID) is just around the corner! The celebrations will take place on Tuesday, 5 February 2019 all around the world, with more than 140 countries involved. The campaign's slogan, "Together for a better internet", is a call to action for all stakeholders to join together and play their part in creating a better internet for everyone, and especially for children and young people.

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Campaign against child sexual abuse material on social media and the dark web

  • Awareness
  • 17/01/2019
  • Stopchildporno.be, the Belgian hotline

With the creative help of communication firm Wunderman, Belgian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) Child Focus continues its fight against child sexual abuse material (CSAM) through its hotline stopchildporno.be.

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Parents, sharing is not always caring!

  • Awareness
  • 16/01/2019
  • Estonian Safer Internet Centre

Andra Siibak, Professor of Media Studies at the University of Tartu, presents the result of a recent study on parents who (over)post about their children on social media – not always with the child's consent – and the consequences it can have on the parent-child relation.

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BeSafeOnline campaign by the Finnish hotline

  • Hotlines
  • 15/01/2019
  • Nettivihje, the Finnish hotline

Nettivihje, the hotline of the Finnish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) joined forces with the National Bureau of Investigation to create the successful #BeSafeOnline campaign, which emphasised the importance of adopting digital safety skills as part of everyday activities. 

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Smart device security: My possessions in the information age

  • Awareness
  • 14/01/2019
  • Estonian Safer Internet Centre

Veiko Hani, training provider at Eduring, deconstructs the commonly-accepted notion that a smart device is not really valuable, and that losing it is not very damageable, to increase awareness about the paramount importance of online safety and data protection.

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Living our best lives: Managing your online wellbeing, Zeminar 2018

  • Youth
  • 11/01/2019
  • Irish Safer Internet Centre

Last week, Webwise once again took to the main stage at Zeminar Youth Conference, an event that focuses on the mental and physical wellbeing of 15-20-year-olds. The one-hour talk, "Living our best lives: Managing your online well-being", was hosted by Stephen Byrne (RTÉ).

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10 ways to get involved in Safer Internet Day 2019

  • Awareness
  • 10/01/2019
  • Irish Safer Internet Centre

Safer Internet Day 2019 is fast approaching. The Irish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) suggests some easy ways to get involved and promote this important topic in your school, club or community.

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Looking back on the BIK Youth Panel 2018, two months on

  • Youth
  • 07/01/2019
  • BIK Youth Panellists

Last year's BIK Youth Panel passed really quickly, so we went back and asked our fantastic youth panellists to share a few thoughts about their time in Brussels. What have they learned, what did they enjoy most and more importantly, what will they do to continue their work to create a better online world for their peers?

 

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Latvia – "Wify's Game" on online safety and media literacy

  • Awareness
  • 04/01/2019
  • Latvian Safer Internet Centre

As part of the social campaign "Superheroes on the internet", the Latvian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) (Drossinternets.lv) has developed and issued "Wify's Game", which is the first board game presented to Latvian schools that covers many aspects of using the internet safely and smartly. "Wify's Game" is issued in 3,000 copies and is available to Latvian schools for free.

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