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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  • Youth
  • 08/10/2015
  • Pan-EU Youth

Young people from across Europe will meet for the 7th edition of the European Youth Panel (YEP) taking place in Luxembourg on 27-28 October 2015.

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

The third 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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Bridging the generational gap

In today's world, there's increasing use of the internet from all demographics, industries, and ages. With yesterday being the United Nations International Day of Older Persons, it might be a good time to bridge the gap between the young and the old on the use of technology and the internet.

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Latest helpline trends

Safer Internet Centres in Europe typically have a helpline (as well as an awareness centre, hotline and youth participation team).

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Focus on internet governance

We are now entering the traditional internet governance ‘season' with two landmark events taking place in the coming months: the Safer Internet Forum (SIF)  taking place in Luxembourg on 28-29 October 2015, closely followed by the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) taking place in João Pessoa, Brazil, on 10-13 November 2015.

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eSafety Label Conference at the Flemish Ministry of Education

On 22 September 2015, the Flemish Ministry of Education organised a conference about the eSafety Label project. Around 100 participants – ICT coordinators, teachers and experts – from across the Flemish Community came together in Brussels to learn more about the implementation of eSafety standards in school.

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Safer Internet Day has a brand new logo!

We're happy to announce that we have a new Safer Internet Day logo! As technology evolves at a pace, we wanted to reflect this in the imagery for Safer Internet Day (SID).
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International Day of Democracy

  • News
  • 15/09/2015
  • BIK Youth

Today we celebrate the International Day of Democracy, recognising the important role of an engaged civil society in creating successful, stable democracies. 

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Web We Want activities across Europe

Since its launch in mid-March, the Web We Want handbook for teachers is making its way across Europe, supporting more and more teachers on the challenging road of teaching online safety to their pupils. 

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New blog on parenting and digital media

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has recently launched a new blog on parenting and digital media. It aims to give parenting advocates, researchers and parents themselves easy access to cutting-edge research, including from LSE's own current project on Parenting for a Digital Future.

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