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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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Commissioner Gabriel at the 12th Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online conference

For the 12th International Conference on Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online, Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, released a video message to congratulate the organisers of the event, the Polish and German Safer Internet Centres. She also reaffirmed her commitment to involve all stakeholders – policymakers, civil society organisations, teachers, parents, young people and children themselves – in the challenge to give children and young people the tools to become fully equipped digital citizens.

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Follow the 12th International Conference "Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online"

  • Awareness
  • 17/09/2018
  • Polish and German Safer Internet Centres

We are pleased to invite you to follow the 12th International Conference "Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online", which will take place at the Novotel Airport Hotel in Warsaw on 18 and 19 September 2018 and will be livestreamed online.

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International Day of Democracy 2018: Democracy "under great strain" according to the UN

On Saturday, 15 September we will celebrate the International Day of Democracy. The 2018 editions' theme is "Democracy under Strain: Solutions for a Changing World".

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Microsoft study shows teens are looking to parents for help with online issues

Microsoft's latest study, called "Civility, Safety and Interaction Online – 2018", shows an encouraging development in online safety. Indeed, there has been a stark increase in the numbers of teenagers turning to their parents and other trusted adults to solve online problems. 

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What is Google doing for my child's sexual education?

  • Awareness
  • 12/09/2018
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

The easy access to pornographic content offered by search engines to anyone, including young children, is one the main concerns of parents nowadays. Teresa Sofia Castro, post-doctoral researcher in Educational Technology at the New University of Lisbon, Portugal, recounts her research interviews with children on the topic, and suggests some guidelines for parents.

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UNICEF launches "#ENDviolence in schools" campaign

UNICEF has launched a new campaign with a clear objective – to "#ENDviolence in schools" – and a strong message – "Don't let violence be an everyday lesson". The problem of violence at school is all the more important given that, according to the report, half of students aged 13 to 15 worldwide – around 150 million – have experienced peer-to-peer violence in and around school.

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Austria is Back2School with #Saferinternet4EU

  • Awareness
  • 07/09/2018
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

EU Commissioner Gabriel visited the Bundesrealgymnasium Feldgasse today, together with the Austrian Federal Minister Faßmann. During this Back2School event, a milestone in the #SaferInternet4EU campaign, students discussed safe internet usage.

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The Digital Education Experiment

  • Awareness
  • 07/09/2018
  • Danish Safer Internet Centre

In autumn 2017, the Media Council for Children and Young People launched a creative, pedagogical and didactic media education project in collaboration with the "Future Classroom Teacher" at the University College of Copenhagen and internship schools in Gladsaxe Municipality.

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Online behaviour award competition for primary school pupils in Slovenia

  • Awareness
  • 06/09/2018
  • Slovenian Safer Internet Centre

The Slovenian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), SAFE.SI, organised an award competition for primary school pupils in the school year 2017/18. The pupils participated with fine arts, comics and videos. On 30 May 2018, the winners were invited to a final event in Ljubljana.

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#Back2School with #SaferInternet4EU

It's September, so teachers, pupils and students are all saying goodbye to their summer holidays and gearing up for the new school year. To kick off the new academic year on the right foot, #SaferInternet4EU is launching a #Back2School mini campaign to help EU citizens stay safe both online and off! 

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