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.

If you are interested in contributing content to the Better Internet for Kids portal and associated communication channels, please contact us at bik-content@eun.org.

UK research finds that digital detoxers are ditching their devices

A new research report from Ofcom in the UK has found that "digital detoxers" are looking to strike a healthier balance between technology and "life beyond the screen". 

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Supporting your children to online game safely

With the summer holidays upon us, many children will undoubtedly be spending more time on tech including playing online games. Although online gaming can encourage the development of many positive skills, such as strategy and problem solving, many parents and carers have fears and doubts about some of the potentially negative aspects of gaming.

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Child Focus Youth Ambassadors

  • Youth
  • 05/08/2016
  • Belgian Safer Internet Centre

Child Focus is taking youth participation to the next level! In order to find motivated and enthusiastic youngsters for our Youth Platform, we want to implement a structured approach towards Belgian secondary schools. Interested schools who want to work on initiatives for better online experiences and related topics can apply to participate in the initiative for ‘Youth Ambassadors for Better Internet'. A minimum of 20 schools will be chosen on a yearly basis.

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News for kids: reporting on safer internet issues

  • News
  • 04/08/2016
  • BIK team

Iceland's National Radio – RÚV (the Icelandic equivalent of the BBC) has added a new programme to its schedule called News for Kids. The programme's hosts report on various events and issues in society which are important to children, presenting them in a clear and easy-to-understand manner.

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ICT Coalition Forum - July 2016

  • Industry
  • 04/08/2016
  • ICT Coalition for Children Online
The ICT Coalition for Children Online aims to help younger internet users across Europe to make the most of the online world and deal with any potential challenges and risks. 
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United Nations perspective on media and information literacy

In United Nations (UN) terminology, "peace building, human solidarity and war are all linked to the quality of the information environment (citizens, media, internet, social media, libraries, citizens etc.) and the values it transmits". Digital rights and privacy have become a basic part of our day-to-day interaction with technology and, in order to ensure their proper understanding, having the right digital skills is no longer an option but rather a prerequisite. 

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Children's and young people's rights in the digital age

  • Awareness
  • 02/08/2016
  • London School of Economics (LSE

The London School of Economics (LSE) recently hosted a conference on children's and young people's rights in the digital age. Read on to find out more.

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Protecting children on smartphones

Since the launch of our new Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal towards the end of last year, we've been delighted to be contacted by some industry representatives keen to promote a better and safer internet for children and young people in their own areas of work and activities. 

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International Day of Friendship

  • News
  • 30/07/2016
  • BIK team

Today is the International Day of Friendship, a perfect day to reflect on the importance of friends in our lives.

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Childnet Film Competition 2016 winners announced

  • Awareness
  • 28/07/2016
  • UK Safer Internet Centre
Young people shine online as Childnet announce the winners of the Childnet Film Competition 2016.
 
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