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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Czech Republic – Online course for children on digital footprint

  • Awareness
  • 17/10/2019
  • Czech Safer Internet Centre

In September 2019, the Czech Safer Internet Centre (SIC), in cooperation with the National Cyber and Information Security Authority, launched an online course called "Digital Footprint", intended primarily for children aged 10-13. This interactive game focuses on online privacy and associated social phenomena such as personal data abuse, sexting, digital privacy or cyberbullying.

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Promoting tolerance and respect online among children and young people

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 marks the International Day for Tolerance. This observance has been celebrated every year since 1995, when the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) adopted its Declaration of Principles on Tolerance.

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A look back at the Cyprus Safer Internet Centre's awareness and education activities

  • Awareness
  • 15/10/2019
  • Cyprus Safer Internet Centre

From September 2018 to June 2019, the Cyprus Safer Internet Centre (SIC) held a total of 263 lectures, seminars and workshops involving for 9,871 students, 841 teachers and 983 parents.

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Italian Safer Internet Centre presents educational programmes at Fair Didacta Italy

  • Awareness
  • 14/10/2019
  • Italian Safer Internet Centre

The second edition of Fair Didacta Italy, the most important education trade fair in the country, took place in Florence from 9-11 October 2019. The fair aims to promote debate on the world of education among institutions, associations and entrepreneurs, and provides a meeting place between schools and companies in the sector. The Italian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), Generazioni Connesse, was present to promote its work.

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BIK Youth Ambassadors attend the COFACE Families Europe conference in Helsinki, Finland

On Thursday, 3 and Friday, 4 October 2019, COFACE Families Europe and Vaestoliitto (the Family Federation of Finland) will host a conference for family professionals on the topic of "Shaping a healthy environment fit for children" in Helsinki, Finland.

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October is European Cyber Security Awareness Month

Every October, we celebrate European Cyber Security Month (ECSM), a campaign aiming to promote the importance of information security among citizens and organisations, by sharing simple steps that can be taken to better protect their personal, financial and/or professional data.

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The story of Forky or how YouTubers make money with fear

  • Awareness
  • 02/10/2019
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

A spoon or a fork? In Toy Story 4, "Forky" is a sympathetic figure, but was recently used by prominent YouTubers to spark fear among children.

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Training for trainers on "Useful, creative and safe use of the internet by children" in Romania

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

In the beginning of 2019 – between Monday, 14 January and Friday, 18 January – the Romanian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) Ora de Net team organised a training for trainers coming from Teaching Staff Houses from all over the country on children's internet use, to prepare them to deliver successful trainings to the teachers of their respective counties. 

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Latest helpline trends: Quarter 2, 2019

The Insafe network of helplines collects data about the types of calls that they receive and this is analysed every three months to look at trends and new and emerging issues.

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BIK bulletin: focus on positive online content

In each edition of the BIK bulletin, we look at a topical issue – this September 2019, on the occasion of the Positive Online Content Awareness Month, we delve into positive online content: what it is, why it is necessary, how children (aged 0-12) can benefit from it, and how its production and mainstreaming can be facilitated to reach as many users as possible. In doing so, the present BIK bulletin will feature the perspectives of the different groups that have a stake in positive online content: young people, parents and carers, teachers and other educational staff, content producers, policy makers and the research community.

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