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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KyberFEST for children in the Czech Republic…

  • Awareness
  • 16/12/2015
  • Czech Safer Internet Centre

The KyberFEST festival recently took place, tacking online security issues in both a serious and humorous way. 

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Child participation in the work of the helpline

It is clearly important to implement and embed the UNCRC in all aspects of the work of helplines (which are services designed for young people) and ensure that the voices of children and young people are heard.

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Children's rights in Sweden

  • Awareness
  • 16/12/2015
  • Swedish Safer Internet Centre
Swedish law ensures that children are well protected and their rights are defended. In 2010, the Swedish Government formulated a strategy to strengthen the rights of the child in Sweden (in English).
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Do we need «Total Control»? Discussing GPS tracking of kids with parents and in schools

  • Awareness
  • 16/12/2015
  • Norwegian Safer Internet Centre

Many parents engage in surveillance of their kids with GPS and apps, but do parents really need total control on their kids' whereabouts and online activities? This topic receives a lot of discussion and media coverage. The Norwegian Media Authority (NMA) wants parents and children to debate this – both separately and together.

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Latest helpline trends reveal drop in cyberbullying

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. The latest helpline trends reveal a drop in cyberbullying.

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Protecting children's right to online privacy

  • Awareness
  • 16/12/2015
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre
Not only are children entitled to keep secrets from their parents or other adults, they also have a right to keep their personal data safe when using social networks or other online services.
 
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One in three: internet governance and children's rights

  • Awareness
  • 16/12/2015
  • Sonia Livingstone (LSE)

In this article, Sonia Livingstone provides her views on internet governance and children's rights.

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The latest updates from Parenting for a Digital Future

  • Research
  • 16/12/2015
  • Parenting for a Digital Future

Since launching in March 2015, this blog has surpassed expectations, with guest contributors from around the world and posts from the Parenting for a Digital Future team giving you wrap-ups of the latest news, research and advice about parenting, children and technology.

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Young children and digital technology: a love story that challenges parents

  • News
  • 15/12/2015
  • Joint Research Centre, Ispra

From a very early age, gaming and video watching on a variety of internet-connected devices are among children's favourite activities. But children are little aware of what the internet is, what ‘online' means, what risks they can encounter and what benefits they can gain.

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Insafe network meets to discuss the sexualisation of children and childhood online

Today, the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres begins a two-day meeting in Warsaw, Poland, exchanging knowledge and experience about the latest online issues and trends and how it may impact on the work of Awareness Centres and Helplines in Europe. In particular, this meeting aims to provide opportunities to gain a better understanding of how the internet and social media have contributed to what is referred to as the sexualisation of children and childhood. Attendees will share awareness-raising resources and campaigns from around the network and provide opportunities to collaborate on new projects and ideas.
 
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