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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Marking International Missing Children's Day 2018

International Missing Children's Day (IMCD) is marked annually on 25 May, honouring missing and abducted children across the globe, while also celebrating those who have been found. The day was first marked in the US in 1983 as National Missing Children's Day as an initiative of US president Ronald Reagan. It was first formally recognised as International Missing Children's Day in 2001, thanks to a joint effort by ICMEC (International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children), Missing Children Europe and the European Commission.

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The Pacific's approach towards cybersecurity

  • Awareness
  • 18/05/2018
  • Fiji Safer Internet Day Committee

Safer Internet Day (SID) was celebrated on Tuesday, 6 February 2018 right across the globe, joining together a community of organisations all committed to making the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially for children and young people. Here we hear from the Fiji Safer Internet Day Committee on their ongoing cybersecurity activities.

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Use of social networks and communication apps among adolescents in Slovenia

  • Awareness
  • 17/05/2018
  • Slovenian Safer Internet Centre

Knowing which social networks and apps are used by teenagers makes it easier to prepare for any possible incidents. Generally, Slovenian teenagers use the same social networks and apps as their peers in Europe, but there are some important differences.

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IWF global figures show online child sexual abuse imagery up by a third

  • Hotlines
  • 16/05/2018
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), the UK's hotline (and part of the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC)), has released its 2017 Annual Report with figures showing that child sexual abuse imagery is up by more than a third.

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UNICEF launches Industry Toolkit on Children's Online Privacy and Freedom of Expression

UNICEF has launched an Industry Toolkit on Children's Online Privacy and Freedom of Expression. It contains five, rights-based "General Principles" and a practical checklist for companies to review their policies and practices.

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#SaferInternet4EU Awards - extended deadline

The #SaferInternet4EU Awards, aiming to reward and celebrate excellence and best practice in the European safer/better internet field from organisations, teachers and youth, are open for entries with an extended deadline of midnight CEST on Friday, 25 May 2018.

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"Careful parents" – new campaign of the Empowering Children Foundation

  • Awareness
  • 09/05/2018
  • Polish Safer Internet Centre

"Careful parents" is a Polish Safer Internet Centre campaign about the importance of parental presence and guidance while protecting children from online threats. 

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EMEA Child Safety Summit at its third edition

On 18-19 April 2018, the third edition of the EMEA Child Safety Summit took place (the first one was held in 2016), organised by Facebook and Google at their respective European headquarters in Dublin. Bringing together multiple experts on child safety online, the two-day summit was a fruitful gathering of stakeholders from the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) region, pitching their initiatives and resources for safe and responsible use of the internet by children and young people.

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Counting down to 25 May 2018: mapping the GDPR age of consent across the EU: May 2018

  • Awareness
  • 05/05/2018
  • Ingrida Milkaite and Eva Lievens, Ghent University

With around three weeks left until the GDPR will become applicable, the picture of how certain provisions will be implemented is (finally) becoming clearer. This update of the mapping of the implementation of article 8 GDPR reflects the most recent decisions that have been made in relation to the age of consent in the 28 EU Member States.

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Audiovisual Media Services Directive - recent developments of the EU legislation

"The media landscape has shifted dramatically in less than a decade. Instead of sitting in front of the family TV, millions of Europeans, especially young people, watch content online, on demand and on different mobile devices. Global internet video share in consumer internet traffic is expected to increase from 64 per cent in 2014 to 80 per cent by 2019", informed the European Commission in a press release issued on 26 April 2018.

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