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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Fourth edition of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin now published

The fourth edition of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin has now been published. This quarterly bulletin aims to keep you informed of safer and better internet issues and opportunities across Europe and beyond.

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Children's rights online

Over the last few months, various key experts and stakeholders in the Better Internet for Kids field have given their take on the rights children and young people have in shaping the digital world in which they grow up.

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Protecting children's rights by preventing bullying

Everyone has the right to feel safe, to be treated fairly and with respect. Bullying, as a form of violence that is especially prevalent among children and adolescents, can rob them of these rights. 

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Czech professionals attend KyberPsycho

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

The Czech Safer Internet Centre (SIC) traditionally organises a professional conference in the Prague City Hall in the framework of the ‘Praha - safe online' annual campaign. 

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'‘Top 10' online rights and responsibilities through the eyes of Greek youth

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

With the introduction and increased availability of internet-enabled devices such as mobile phones and tablets, as well as personalised technology, the nature of children's engagement with the digital world has been transformed. Minors usually go online without being familiar with their rights and responsibilities and this can pose several threats.

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Helping parents to help keep their kids safe online

Today's connected digital world brings opportunities for children and young people that their parents could never have imagined at their age. As a result, when it comes to technology there is often a disconnect between children and grown-ups who cannot comprehend each other's worlds.

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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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