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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New code of conduct for IT companies fighting hate speech

In line with recent activity of the European Commission on combating hate speech and the spread of terrorist material and exploitation on communication channels, as well as protecting the freedom of speech, a new code of conduct for companies fighting hate speech was announced in May 2016.

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Perils and possibilities: Growing up online - new UNICEF report

As part of their work with #WeProtect (a global alliance to end child sexual exploitation online), UNICEF has published a brief report which showcases young people's perceptions of the risks that children and adolescents face coming of age in the digital world.

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Get to know the Portuguese eSafety Label schools

  • Awareness
  • 13/06/2016
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

The eSafety Label is a European-wide accreditation and support service for schools aiming to drive forward the development and maintenance of high standards of eSafety. 

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Portuguese SeguraNet creates animations on online safety issues

  • Awareness
  • 10/06/2016
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

The SeguraNet ‘Antivirus', ‘Always online' and ‘Sharing personal information' animations are resources that promote the safe and critical use of the internet and mobile devices. 

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Protecting children online in the new Audiovisual Media Services Directive proposal

In the view of fast-paced developments in the audiovisual environment where children, parents and carers have to multitask and adapt in the engaging Internet of Things (IoT) age, the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) from 2010 has been reviewed by the European Commission in recent months, seeking more appropriate and up-to-date legislation.

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SeguraNet launches new digital security app in Portugal

  • Awareness
  • 09/06/2016
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

The Portuguese SeguraNet project has recently released the Pisca Mega Quiz App that allows users to test their knowledge on digital security across the categories of devices, privacy, behaviour and learning.

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Don't miss out on the next BIK bulletin!

The Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin is a quarterly electronic newsletter that keeps you informed on online safety trends. The next edition of the bulletin will focus on media literacy, more specifically on ‘European media literacy policies and practices ‘.

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EuroDIG, the annual internet governance conference, starts tomorrow!

How often do Europeans engage in discussions on public policy issues relating to the internet, namely on internet governance? And how many young Europeans are aware of the intrinsic importance of this topic or the ways in which they can actively contribute? 

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Children's Day in Portugal celebrated with training sessions and mini game

  • News
  • 07/06/2016
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

During the recent Children's Day celebrations in Portugal, the secondary school José Gomes Ferreira, in partnership with Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC), developed three training sessions directed to a total of 400 students.

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Launch of the Teacher Academy, a European response to teachers' professional development needs

European Schoolnet is delighted to announce the launch of the Teacher Academy to support educators in their daily classroom work and address key challenges in teacher professional development. Created for the European Commission, Teacher Academy will offer a variety of online courses for teachers and is available on the School Education Gateway, a multilingual European website dedicated to education matters. 

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