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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The positive effects of children's screen time

  • Awareness
  • 15/01/2020
  • Maltese Safer Internet Centre

Out of all the issues related to children and young people's online safety, screen time – and the potentially beneficial or detrimental consequences associated with it – is probably the most debated one. Dunstan Hamilton, Education Officer for Personal, Social and Career Development (PSCD) at the Maltese Safer Internet Centre (SIC), weighs in on the topic.

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Highlights from the 2019 Luxembourgish children and youth panels

  • Awareness
  • 14/01/2020
  • Luxembourg Safer Internet Centre

In 2019, Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) BEE SECURE reviewed its children and youth panels. Below are some highlights and best practice examples.

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A look back at the World Anti-Bullying Forum 2019 in Ireland

  • Awareness
  • 13/01/2020
  • Irish Safer Internet Centre

Dublin City University was home to the largest ever gathering of experts, educators, parents and policy makers, to discuss and share ideas on the best possible methods to tackle bullying, cyberbullying and promote online safety at the World Anti-Bullying Forum 2019.

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SID 2020 in France - FamiNum, digital coach for families

  • Awareness
  • 10/01/2020
  • French Safer Internet Centre

After launching a large digital parenting survey during Safer Internet Day 2019, French Safer Internet Centre (SIC) "Internet sans Crainte" ("Internet Without Fear") has created a new dedicated family-centred resource to promote good digital practices at home.

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Encouraging media production through the Media@ção contest

  • Awareness
  • 09/01/2020
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

Media@ção is an annual contest aiming to promote the critical, responsible and creative use of the media and citizenship instruments, as well as freedom of expression, within the educational community – namely, students and teachers.

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Digital education – Gaming for good

  • Awareness
  • 08/01/2020
  • French Safer Internet Centre

In order to introduce young people to coding and to the digital culture, the French Safer Internet Centre (SIC) produced "Code-Décode", a set of gamified educational resources.

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Awareness sessions on children's digital rights from the perspective of a BIK Youth Ambassador

  • Youth
  • 07/01/2020
  • João Pedro Martins, BIK Youth Ambassador

In 2019, the Convention on the Rights of the Child turned 30. To celebrate this, Portuguese Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Ambassador João Pedro Martins took part in awareness sessions on the digital rights of children and young people in the Azores Archipelago, and shares some takeaways below. 

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A look back on the Safer Internet Day Awards 2019 in Ireland

  • Awareness
  • 20/12/2019
  • Irish Safer Internet Centre

Over 15 schools have been awarded for their online safety initiatives, with 200 students being recognised at the first Safer Internet Day (SID) Awards ceremony, at an exclusive awards ceremony in Microsoft DreamSpace.

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Deepfakes explained

  • Awareness
  • 20/12/2019
  • Irish Safer Internet Centre

Deepfakes are computer-created artificial videos in which images are combined to create new footage that depicts events, statements or action that never actually happened. The results can be quite convincing. Deepfakes differ from other forms of false information by being very difficult to identify as false. Deepfakes are fake videos created using digital software, machine learning and face swapping.

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Status quo regarding the child's article 8 GDPR age of consent for data processing across the EU

  • Awareness
  • 20/12/2019
  • Ingrida Milkaite and Eva Lievens, Ghent University
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered into force more than a year and a half ago, on 25 May 2018. In December 2019 one Member State of the European Union (EU) – Slovenia – is yet to adopt its final GDPR implementation law. In practice, the fact that Slovenia has not yet passed its GDPR implementation law means that the article 8 GDPR age currently is 16 years instead of the age which is proposed in Slovenian draft legislation (15 years) until the national law is officially adopted.
 
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