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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- National Media and Infocommunications Authority of Hungary
In July 2018, the National Media and Infocommunications Authority of Hungary launched a new campaign to promote the internet hotline. This campaign features commonly used emojis in two different contexts: in the first instance, they have a harmless meaning, whilst in the other their meaning can be abusive, offensive or threatening.Read more
- APLE Cambodia (Internet Hotline Cambodia (IHC))
While technology provides a lot of benefits, it has also been exploited for illegal activities such as producing, accessing and distributing child sexual abuse materials (CSAM). Online child sexual exploitation (OCSE) is a growing concern among stakeholders, however, not many people are aware of or recognise the nature and scope of the problem.Read more
- Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)
The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) (the hotline component of the UK Safer Internet Centre) and Banco Santander hosted the first ever IWF Online Child Safety Hackathon on 14 July 2018. The event brought together a group of talented engineers who volunteered their time to help find solutions to stop the distribution of online child sexual abuse material (CSAM).Read more
- Belgian Safer Internet Centre
On Wednesday, 23 May, Child Focus, the Belgian Safer Internet Centre, has launched #Vu, a theatre play for schools meant to raise awareness about the risks of sexting. Performed by the Arts Nomades theatre company, the play ‘#Vu' premiered in Brussels in May 2018.Read more
- Jacqueline Beauchere, Microsoft
- UK Safer Internet Centre
Will Gardner, CEO of Childnet and a Director of the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC), looks at the success of the Childnet Film Competition Finalists' Event.Read more
- Parenting for a Digital Future
With summer holidays on the horizon, our colleagues at Parenting for a Digital Future share the latest roundup of news on their blog.Read more
- BIK Team
"Young people are shaping online culture in so many ways. They use the internet to meet people around the world, create the videos that go viral, create art that moves us, and start and stand behind online social movements that make us think. They are building their dream Internet" states the Internet Society.Read more
- Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)
The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has won the 20th Anniversary Award 2018 in the UK ISP Internet Industry Awards for its ground-breaking work removing child sexual abuse imagery from the internet.Read more
- Paulina Nalivaikaitė, Youth Ambassador
From 26-28 June 2018, Lithuanian Safer Internet Youth Forum member and Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Ambassador Paulina Nalivaikaitė participated in the Connecting the Dots Symposium: Young people, social inclusion and digitalisation, organised by the EU-CoE Youth Partnership. Here, she reflects on her experience.Read more