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.

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Creative workshop: a format for cooperation between the Safer Internet Youth Forums of the Baltic Countries

  • Awareness
  • 17/01/2018
  • Lithuanian Safer Internet Centre

For three years now, Lithuania has hosted the Safer Internet Youth Forum partially funded under the framework of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) as part of the European Commission's Better Internet for Kids strategy.

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Digital citizenship and digital literacy – essential skills for today's world

  • Awareness
  • 16/01/2018
  • Maltese Safer Internet Centre

Today's youth generation appears to engage with all things that are digital without any effort at all, since they are born in an interactive world based on texting, mobile internet and social networking. Since much of the interaction in the digital world happens at a distance, students and adults alike are sometimes not aware of the cause and effect of their behaviour online. Perceived anonymity online also makes it easier for people to participate in unethical, and sometimes illicit, behaviours. Thus, it would be appropriate to say that this interactive world requires new codes of conduct so that people behave in an ethical and responsible way online.

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Internet of Things (IoT) or Toys (IoToys) - An overview

  • Awareness
  • 15/01/2018
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

Following work that Pedro Gonçalves, International Relations at Portugal Telecom has done in cooperation with the Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC), the SIC invited him to share an overview regarding the potential but also the risks regarding the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Internet of Toys (IoToys), with the ultimate aim of answering a final question: Is the Internet of Things/Toys also an Internet of Threats? 

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The effects of media on children and youth – declaration from the 9th International Media Conference

  • Awareness
  • 12/01/2018
  • Hungarian Safer Internet Centre

The 9th International Media Conference took place in Hungary from 27-29 September 2017, focusing on the effects of media on children and youth. Here follows a short report from the event, which resulted in speakers and participants adopting a joint declaration on their goals for the future of the internet.

 

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Dealing with online risks

  • Awareness
  • 11/01/2018
  • Liam, student and Maltese Youth Panel Member

Here, Liam, a student and member of the Maltese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) Youth Panel, shares his views on dealing with online risks, especially for the protection of younger internet users.

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My journey to the 2017 European Youth Panel and Safer Internet Forum

  • Youth
  • 11/01/2018
  • Henkka, Finnish Youth Panellist

Henkka, Youth Panellist from the Finnish Safer Internet Centre, shared the journey from Finland to Belgium where the European Youth Panel and Safer Internet Forum took place on 22 – 23 November 2017. 

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Celebrating a decade of the Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

  • Awareness
  • 10/01/2018
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

The end of 2017 marked a decade of operation for the Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC). Over those years, the number of initiatives and resources has grown, along with the number of local and national partnerships that have been established in aiming to create a safer and better internet for Portugal's children and young people. Here, the Portuguese SIC team revisit some of the key moments of its 10th year.

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Ora de Net supports the Code Kids programme

  • Awareness
  • 08/01/2018
  • Romanian Safer Internet Centre

Representatives of the Romanian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), together with Orange, have recently launched a series of digital education workshops for students enrolled in the national "Code Kids" programme which takes place in rural libraries.

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New representative study presents results of media usage of young people

  • Awareness
  • 05/01/2018
  • German Safer Internet Centre

The recently published German JIM study 2017 (Youth, Information, Media) asked 1,200 young people (aged 12-19) about their media usage in general and focused on the use of online learning for school.

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Children and the GDPR

There has been a great deal of discussion recently about the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and particularly around the impact on children and young people. The Information Commissioner's Office in the UK has recently launched a consultation document which provides more detailed guidance for (UK) organisations who are processing personal data under the GDPR.

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