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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IGF workshop: Is personal data ‘mine' or there to be ‘mined'?

At the recent Internet Governance Forum (IGF), which this year took place in Guadalajara, Mexico from 6-9 December 2016, Insafe organised a workshop (WS 114) titled "Is personal data ‘mine' or there to be ‘mined'?".

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Human Rights Day

Every year on 10 December, Human Rights Day is celebrated to remind us of this memorable day when the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations back in 1948.
 
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IGF workshop: Social media and youth radicalisation in the digital age

  • Awareness
  • 09/12/2016
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

At the 2016 Internet Governance Forum (IGF), taking place in Guadalajara Mexico, UNESCO organised a workshop (WS 160) about Social media and youth radicalisation in the digital age. Sofia Rasgado from the Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) participated as a speaker giving the national perspective of the No Hate Speech Movement.

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Open webinar on bullying and youth participation

  • Awareness
  • 08/12/2016
  • Finnish Safer Internet Centre

Following a successful conference in Helsinki, MLL, coordinators of the Finnish Safer Internet Centre invite you to join an open webinar on bullying and youth participation.

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Youth against online hate culture

  • Youth
  • 07/12/2016
  • Guðný Rós, Youth panellist

At the recent Safer Internet Forum, Guðný Rós, a youth panellist from Iceland, participated in a panel on ‘Hate speech and radicalisation online'. Here she further shares her views on the topic and details how she has supported awareness raising actions in schools.

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Conference materials now available

  • Awareness
  • 07/12/2016
  • Polish and German Safer Internet Centres

The 10th International Conference "Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online" took place in Warsaw, Poland on 20-21 September 2016. Materials from the event have now been made available, including a host of video presentations.

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IGF 2016 participants show support for SID 2017

  • News
  • 07/12/2016
  • BIK Team

The 11th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is taking place from 6-9 December 2016 in Guadalajara, Mexico. This year the conference runs under the overall theme of ‘Enabling inclusive and sustainable growth'.

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Children with cerebral palsy at increased risk of bullying in school and online

  • Awareness
  • 01/12/2016
  • Cerebral Palsy Guidance

A recent focus on the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal has been on tolerance online. We were pleased, therefore, to hear from the team at Cerebal Palsy Guidance - www.cerebralpalsyguidance.com - on the particular issues facing children with disabilities and how we can work together to overcome the challenges they face.

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COFACE - November newsletter now published

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

November has been a busy fact-finding month for COFACE, trying to assess to what extent we are becoming digital families, and gathering evidence to bring policies in line with new digital developments. The ultimate aim being to ensure no families are left out.

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European youth at Safer Internet Forum 2016

  • Youth
  • 29/11/2016
  • European Youth Panel

Last week, 19 young people from all over Europe came together in Luxembourg to prepare for and attend the Safer Internet Forum (SIF) 2016. This year again, the youth panelists were a diverse group with ages ranging from 13 to 19 years old, with various backgrounds and different interests. 

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