International conference: The impact of the internet on children and youngsters

  • News
  • 13/10/2016
  • BIK team

The Hungarian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) is organising the fourth edition of the annual international conference ‘The impact of the internet on children and young people' taking place in Budapest, Hungary, on 19 October 2016.

The International Children's Safety Service (ICSS), as Hungarian coordinator of the European Union Safer Internet Programme (SIP), has been raising awareness of internet safety issues for years: this year, the programme celebrates its seventh anniversary. Once again, well-known national and international experts will share their knowledge and experience on a range of topics concerned with promoting online safety, especially among children and young people. The priority themes of this year's conference are sexting, paedophilia and hate speech on the internet. These are important topics on which Insafe helplines work, gathering data on the total number of contacts received. In the latest Insafe helpline report, cyberbullying and sexting are among the topics on which young people contact helplines the most.

The conference is organised within the context of European Cyber Security Month (CyberSecMonth), the EU's annual advocacy campaign taking place each October with the aim of raising awareness of cyber security threats, promoting cyber security among citizens and providing up-to-date security information through education and sharing of good practices. Find out more about European Cyber Security Month in an article on the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal here.

The conference agenda is available here (link to agenda pdf document).

You may still register to attend the conference by contacting conference@gyermekmento.hu.


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