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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IWF's role in using technology to create a safer global internet

  • Awareness
  • 14/07/2017
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

In this blog from the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC), Luiza Teixeira from the IWF (Internet Watch Foundation, the UK hotline) Policy and Public Affairs team, talks about her experience meeting representatives from all around the world and exchanging knowledge and best practices to help countries use technology to keep children safe online.

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World Youth Skills Day: investing in skills for better opportunities in life

World Youth Skills Day, celebrated on 15 July, only became an official international day in 2015. On its third celebration, the day underlines the importance of skills and strives to raise awareness among young people and society at large of the impact of skills on employability, personal growth and opportunities.

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Snap Maps - the new location-sharing feature in Snapchat

  • Awareness
  • 13/07/2017
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Snapchat recently introduced a new feature, the "Snap Map". Read the UK Safer Internet Centre's (SIC) blog on the key facts you need to know.

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Report from the Roundtable on the General Data Protection Regulation and children's rights

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Roundtable on children's rights, organised by European Schoolnet, KU Leuven and the University of Ghent, took place on 23 June 2017. On the occasion, legislators, data protection authorities (DPAs), industry and education representatives, stakeholders and civil society gathered in Brussels to discuss the challenges of the GDPR, which will come into effect in the EU in May 2018.

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Age of consent in the GDPR: updated mapping of recent national guidance and proposals

  • Awareness
  • 10/07/2017
  • Eva Lievens and Ingrida Milkait√©, Ghent University

Article 8 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) contains specific requirements regarding consent for the processing of personal data of children.

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Guide to protecting your kids online

Here on the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal, we're always pleased to hear from different stakeholders on how they contribute to a better and safer internet for children and young people in their own areas of work and activities.

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13 Reasons Why

High school: golden days when teenagers are encouraged to dream but also to study hard in preparation for their futures. In between both engaging and boring classes, sporting achievements and house parties, teenagers seem to live a fairly carefree life under the watchful eyes of their parents and teachers. However, what happens when a tragedy occurs and shifts the attention to potential underlying problems? Netflix has translated this scenario, first published as a best-selling novel, into a much-discussed TV series in 13 Reasons Why.

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How to keep kids and teens safe online

Here on the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal, we're always pleased to hear from different stakeholders on how they contribute to a better and safer internet for children and young people in their own areas of work and activities.

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11th International Conference "Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online" is fast approaching

  • Awareness
  • 05/07/2017
  • Polish and German Safer Internet Centres

For the eleventh time already, experts from all over Europe will gather to discuss both the biggest safety threats on the internet as well as the latest trends and possibilities for using new technologies by children and young people. The 11th International Conference "Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online" will take place on 19-20 September 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. The event is jointly organised by the Polish and German Safer Internet Centres (SICs).

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COFACE Families Europe - June newsletter now published

  • Awareness
  • 04/07/2017
  • COFACE Families Europe

COFACE Families Europe has recently published the June 2017 edition of its newsletter.

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