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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Movie night

  • Awareness
  • 22/02/2017
  • Danish Safer Internet Centre

The Danish Safer Internet Centre has continued its Safer Internet Day 2017 campaign activities with the release of a second video spot in a series of three.

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Let us unite for a more tolerant internet!

  • Awareness
  • 21/02/2017
  • Ľuboš Perniš, Youth Ambassador

On the occasion of Safer Internet Day (SID) 2017, we asked our Youth Ambassadors to tell us what the theme of "Be the change: Unite for a better internet" means to them. Here, Ľuboš Perniš shares his views on the issue of intolerance online.

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Parents as digital role models on SID 2017

  • Awareness
  • 20/02/2017
  • Danish Safer Internet Centre

The Danish Safer Internet Day 2017 campaign kicked off with great success. The first of three video spots, developed for the SID campaign, had 137,500 unique viewers on Facebook after just one week.

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Microsoft's Digital Civility Index challenges people to be more empathetic online

On Safer Internet Day (SID) 2017, Microsoft challenged people around the world to embrace "digital civility" and to treat each other with respect and dignity online. It may sound simple, but new Microsoft research shows people are concerned about the tone of online interactions and worry that risks will increase in the future.

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Youth commit to being kinder online at US SID event

We recently told you about Microsoft's Digital Civility Index providing a new measure of people's safety online and exposure to risks, launched on the occasion of Safer Internet Day (SID) 2017. Microsoft attended the US Safer Internet Day event to talk about the index. Youth and teens attending the event embraced the corresponding "Digital Civility Challenge" and committed to being kinder and more respectful to one another online.

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Children sexually harassed by friends online

  • Awareness
  • 13/02/2017
  • Guest blogger - Helen Taylor

Here on the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal, our aim is to provide a multi-stakeholder platform showcasing a range of viewpoints and experiences on keeping children and young people safe online. As such, we welcome guest blog posts on our areas of focus. We were recently contacted by Helen, a freelance writer and mother, passionate about ensuring a future where her boys can safely navigate the internet. Here, she provides us with a research-based article on child sexual harassment online.

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Safer Internet Day celebrations in Ireland

  • Awareness
  • 13/02/2017
  • Irish Safer Internet Centre

Safer Internet Day (SID) was celebrated on 7 February 2017 in Ireland and all over the world. This year has been the biggest and best one yet! Across Ireland, there were over 420 Safer Internet Day events in schools and organisations involving more than 75,000 children. This year saw a huge range of activities, events and internet safety messages. Here are just a few highlights from Safer Internet Day 2017.

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Safer Internet Day 2017 was a great success! 

On Tuesday 7 February 2017, we celebrated the 14th edition of Safer Internet Day. With a theme of "Be the change: Unite for a better internet", the day called upon all stakeholders to join together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially for children and young people.

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Bulgaria: Are children empowered to benefit from the internet?

  • Awareness
  • 07/02/2017
  • Global Kids Online/Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre

New findings from Global Kids Online Bulgaria, launched today, Safer Internet Day 2017, by the Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), reveal that children are spending more time online at increasingly younger ages. Even though many of them are technically competent and skilled internet users, few children take full advantage of the online opportunities or act in a proactive way.

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European Commission welcomes cooperation for a better internet for minors on SID 2017

Today, millions of people in 120 countries are participating in Safer Internet Day. The 2017 motto is "Be the change: unite for a better internet". 

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