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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"Yes awkward": the new campaign of the Hungarian Internet Hotline

  • Hotlines
  • 17/08/2018
  • 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.

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Roundtable meeting with youth in Cambodia on online child sexual exploitation

  • Hotlines
  • 15/08/2018
  • 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.

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Inside the first ever IWF Online Child Safety Hackathon

  • Hotlines
  • 13/08/2018
  • 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).

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#Vu, the new Belgian theatre play on the risks of sexting

  • Awareness
  • 03/08/2018
  • 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.

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Microsoft's Council for Digital Good calls on US policymakers to promote digital civility

  • Awareness
  • 31/07/2018
  • Jacqueline Beauchere, Microsoft

In an open letter to U.S. law- and policy-makers, Microsoft's Council for Digital Good is calling on government to address digital-world realities like cyberbullying and "sextortion" by modernizing laws and promoting in-school education to encourage positive online behaviors.

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Young people create award winning online safety films

  • Awareness
  • 26/07/2018
  • 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.

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Latest roundup from Parenting for a Digital Future - summer 2018

  • Research
  • 19/07/2018
  • 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.

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Youth IGF Programme 2018

  • Youth
  • 18/07/2018
  • 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.

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IWF scoops 20th Anniversary ISPA Award

  • Hotlines
  • 16/07/2018
  • 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.

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Connecting the Dots Symposium: Young people, social inclusion and digitalisation

  • Youth
  • 16/07/2018
  • 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.

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