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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Latest helpline trends: Quarter 3, 2018

The Insafe network of helplines collects data about the types of calls that they receive and this is analysed every three months to look at trends and new and emerging issues.

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Can technology and digital education rescue the Romanian educational system?

According to multiple studies, around 40 per cent of Romanian pupils are functional illiterates, meaning that they can read and write, but cannot understand or interpret the content. This is the highest rate in the EU, with high implications on the future workforce and long-term productivity. Economic interpretations show that this issue strongly affects the country's GDP.

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Dutch Media Literacy Week 2018: the highlights

  • Awareness
  • 11/12/2018
  • Dutch Safer Internet Centre

From 16-23 November 2018, the ninth edition of the national Media Literacy Week (Week van de Mediawijsheid) took place in the Netherlands. On this occasion, many activities were organised.

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Celebrating Human Rights Day

On Monday, 10 December 2018, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is turning 70; an occasion for various stakeholders all around the world to reflect on the importance of this document and to consider the progress made and the road ahead in the defence and promotion of human rights worldwide.

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Romania: Regional seminars on children's online safety

  • Awareness
  • 07/12/2018
  • Romanian Safer Internet Centre

Between May and June 2018, Save the Children Romania organised regional seminars on "Child protection and participation in the online environment", in collaboration with the Ministry of National Education, the National Authority for Child Protection and Adoption, and the General Police Inspectorate. 

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COFACE-Families Europe – November 2018 newsletter now published

COFACE-Families Europe has recently published the November edition of its newsletter.

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Digital citizenship competition in Romania

  • Awareness
  • 05/12/2018
  • Romanian Safer Internet Centre

In Romania, 12,000 students, parents and teachers participated in the "Digital Citizenship Competition – Rights and responsibilities on the internet regarding personal data".

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The transformative power of digitalisation in schools: where to draw the line?

Schools are key environments in which children acquire the necessary skills and competences to navigate throughout the adult world. As such, they carry a heavy responsibility in determining the future of our children. The past few decades have seen a major boom in information and communication technologies, especially with the advent of the internet and wireless devices like smartphones.

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"Using the internet responsibly", a new Italian Safer Internet Centre campaign

  • Awareness
  • 04/12/2018
  • Italian Safer Internet Centre

Generazioni Connesse, the Italian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has just launched a new campaign to promote the appropriate use of the new technologies for children, parents and teachers. 

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Insafe booth in full swing at IGF 2018

The 13th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) took place from 12-14 November 2018 in Paris, France. This year the conference ran under the overall theme of "The Internet of Trust".

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