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.

If you are interested in contributing content to the Better Internet for Kids portal and associated communication channels, please contact us at bik-content@eun.org.

Insafe resources: Decision trees

These decision tree resources have been created addressing online issues young people may encounter online, such as online bullying, queries they might have regarding posting content and their online friendships. Produced by the Helplines Working Group, the decision trees are part of the ‘Think about' series inviting young people to reflect on their online behaviour and how to protect themselves online.

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New research toolkit for the study of online risk

  • Research
  • 28/03/2017
  • Global Kids Online

Global Kids Online has recently developed a research toolkit for the study of children's online risks, opportunities and rights in the digital age.

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Cyberbullying roundup from Parenting for a Digital Future

  • Awareness
  • 28/03/2017
  • Parenting for a Digital Future, LSE

The issue of cyberbullying is often top-of-mind for parents who fear not only that their children will be victims of bullying, but also that they may be acting as bullies themselves. 

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How young people use social media: Youth Internet Monitor 2017

  • Awareness
  • 27/03/2017
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

Safer Internet Centre (SIC), Saferinternet.at, published the results of the second "Youth Internet Monitor": an inquiry into how young people in Austria use social platforms. Its goal is to keep track of young people's favourite social media platforms and to identify new trends and possible issues at stake.

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Get set for Get Online Week 2017

Get Online Week takes place between 27 March and 2 April 2017 tackling the three key issues of Cybersecurity, eServices, and Employment and entrepreneurship. The campaign will be supported by the I-LINC platform - read on to discover more.

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Get Online Week in Czechia

  • Awareness
  • 25/03/2017
  • Czech Safer Internet Centre

Get Online Week (GOW) is an annual digital empowerment campaign in Europe that engages and encourages people to use technology and the internet with confidence and with skills that allow them to benefit from the world of online opportunities. Supported by corporations, NGOs and public authorities, the campaign is organised each year in March by Telecentre Europe (TE), an umbrella organisation that represents European networks of ICT learning centres.

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Youth for Rights event in Brussels

All human beings have human rights, as inscribed in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. But to what extent do we respect human rights when we cross the border from the offline world into the online space where anonymity comes into play and acts as a cover for behaviour that can sometimes be less respectful towards other human beings?

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Get Online Week celebrated in Lithuania for the eighth time

  • Awareness
  • 24/03/2017
  • Lithuanian Safer Internet Centre

The European Get Online Week (GOW) is an annual digital empowerment campaign that engages and encourages people to use technology and the internet with confidence and with skills that allow them to benefit from the world of online opportunities. Supported by corporations, NGOs and public authorities, the campaign is organised each year in March by Telecentre Europe, an umbrella organisation that represents European networks of ICT learning centres.

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GDPR and compulsory parental consent

  • Awareness
  • 22/03/2017
  • Janice Richardson and Vitor Tomé

Here on the Better Internet for Kids portal, we have touched upon the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) many times in the past, for example outlining some of the challenges in the March 2016 edition of the BIK bulletin. Here, guest contributors Janice Richardson and Vitor Tomé share their views on some of the reasons why children over the age of 13 should not require compulsory parental consent for internet service access.

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Webwise Ireland launch a new internet safety guide for parents

  • Awareness
  • 22/03/2017
  • Irish Safer Internet Centre

For Safer Internet Day 2017, Webwise hosted a live parenting panel discussion in Facebook HQ, Dublin to launch a new advice guide for parents on internet safety. The guide offers parents information, advice and conversation starters about the benefits and risks children need to be aware of when using the internet. Topics explored in the guide include cyberbullying, screen time, sexting, social media and online pornography.

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