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.

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#GoBlue for Universal Children's Day

Today, Tuesday, 20 November 2018, we celebrate Universal Children's Day, a global event organised by the United Nations to promote and raise awareness about children's rights worldwide.

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Te Protejo – 6th "Connected to Protect Them" Conference

  • Hotlines
  • 19/11/2018
  • Te Protejo, the Colombian hotline

On Wednesday, 26 September 2018, Te Protejo, the hotline in Colombia, hosted the sixth edition of "Conectados para Protegerlos" (Connected to protect them). 

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End Child Sex Abuse Day

Sunday, 18 November 2018 is the European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse. Organised by the Council of Europe (CoE), it aims to raise public awareness of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children, and the need to prevent such acts.

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Updates from Nettivihje, the Finnish Hotline

  • Hotlines
  • 16/11/2018
  • Nettivihje, the Finnish Hotline

Nettivihje organised a seminar on child sexual abuse (CSA) and digital media with the Regional State Administrative Agencies on Thursday, 13 September in Jyväskylä, Finland. 

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International Day for Tolerance 2018

  • Youth
  • 15/11/2018
  • BIK Team

For the occasion of the United Nations International Day for Tolerance, on Friday, 16 November 2018, we look at how digital technology can foster mutual understanding among young people, and more specifically at the #CreatorsforChange initiative. 

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Slovenian Minister of Interior visits hotline Spletno oko

  • Hotlines
  • 14/11/2018
  • Spletno oko, the Slovenian hotline

On 18 October 2018, at the invitation of the Spletno oko hotline, Minister of Interior Boštjan Poklukar visited the Faculty of Social Sciences in the University of Ljubljana. 

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New UK resources on consent online for Safer Internet Day

  • Awareness
  • 13/11/2018
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

The UK Safer Internet Centre has created a range of new educational resources to support educators for Safer Internet Day 2019 which is taking place on Tuesday, 5 February.

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Tracking online habits of children in Greece

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

The Greek Safer Internet Centre and the Greek Ministry of Education are carrying out a large survey on children's habits online. The results will be presented for the occasion of Safer Internet Day 2019.

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Childnet Digital Leaders contribute to a report on voice assisted technology

  • Awareness
  • 09/11/2018
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Last September, Childnet released research on how young people use voice assisted technology, with the insight of the Childnet Digital Leaders.

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Ireland: Back to school campaign video reaches over 1 million views

  • Awareness
  • 08/11/2018
  • Irish Safer Internet Centre

Webwise Ireland launched its back to school campaign video in late September. The short 2 and a half minute video, #BeInCtrl - A Short Film on Online Grooming was released on social media as a social media campaign. It has been watched 1.2 million times and received over 10,000 shares on Facebook to date.

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