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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Pokémon GO – mobile gateway to online gaming

With not even a month passing since its launch on 6 July 2016, Pokémon GO has become the trending topic of the summer. Blastoise, Venusaur, Charizard and Pikachu have been reborn from the Nintendo generation into the online world that is now vibrating with alerts from the latest app from Niantic Labs

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Positive outreach to parents: spend more time with your teenagers!

  • News
  • 25/07/2016
  • Icelandic Safer Internet Centre

The SAMAN-Group (TOGETHER-group) is an interdisciplinary group of people working on young people and prevention, including social workers and representatives of various NGOs. One of the group's main purposes is to promote positive messages to parents about their role as their children's educators with an emphasis on families spending time together.

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Youth representatives attend national meeting on actions against violence

  • Youth
  • 22/07/2016
  • Icelandic Safer Internet Centre

Members of the youth panel of the Icelandic Safer Internet Centre (SIC) were given the opportunity to take part in a national meeting on actions against violence last January, hosted by the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Ministry of Social Welfare and Housing. 

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"Why don't you do us all a huge favour and kill yourself." Peer-to-peer training on online hate speech

  • Youth
  • 18/07/2016
  • Icelandic Safer Internet Centre

Home and School and SAFT (the Icelandic Safer Internet Centre (SIC)) have been the national coordinator for the No Hate Speech Movement in Iceland since 2013. Various activities and events have been conducted as part of the campaign, such as attending games of the national football team and handing out No Hate material, hosting a game for young people on Instagram, writing newspaper articles, visiting teenagers in schools and raising awareness on hate speech, sending a No Hate poster to every school in the country and getting the SIC youth panel actively involved.

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UK Safer Internet Centre wins ISPA award

Congratulations to the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC) which recently won the Safety Award at the 2016 ISPA Awards.

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World Youth Skills Day

  • Youth
  • 15/07/2016
  • BIK team

The UN-designated World Youth Skills Day seeks to create greater awareness of, and discussion on, the importance of technical and vocational education and training, and the development of other skills relevant to both local and global economies. It is hoped that it will contribute to a reduction in unemployment and underemployment among youth across the globe. It will also highlight youth skills development to draw attention to the critical need for marketable skills.

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Are you a 'social liability'?

Here at the Better Internet for Kids portal, we're always delighted to hear from organisations which are keen to promote a better and safer internet - for children, young people and the world at large - in their own areas of work and activities. As such, we were recently contacted by Giles Wilson, a UK-based solicitor, on the issue of social liability.
 
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Pokémon GO – gaming gone mobile

  • Awareness
  • 14/07/2016
  • Alan Earl, UK Safer Internet Centre
Pokémon GO launched in the US this week and it looks set to be a summer craze when it launches in the UK! Alan Earl, Harm Reduction Officer, from UK Safer Internet Centre partners, the South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL), explains a bit more about the app, the risks and what parents can do to avoid them.
 
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A magazine on safe internet use

  • Awareness
  • 14/07/2016
  • Icelandic Safer Internet Centre

Home and School and SAFT (the Icelandic Safer Internet Centre (SIC)) have recently signed an agreement with Vodafone regarding the publication of a special magazine on the responsible and positive internet use of children and young people and other educational resources. 

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Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre teams up with an IT Academy

  • Youth
  • 12/07/2016
  • Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre

During 2016, the Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has established a fruitful partnership with IT Step Academy Bulgaria - a large organisation where grown-ups and children alike go to develop their IT skills.

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