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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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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Lithuanian ‘Action Week WITHOUT BULLYING 2016'

  • Helplines
  • 11/07/2016
  • Lithuanian Safer Internet Centre
From 14-20 March 2016, the annual ‘Action Week WITHOUT BULLYING', initiated by the emotional support service Child Line (the helpline operating as part of the Lithuanian Safer Internet Centre (SIC)) took place throughout Lithuania for the seventh time. 
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The Museum of Bullying

  • Awareness
  • 08/07/2016
  • Lithuanian Safer Internet Centre

Since January 2016, Child Line (the helpline operating as part of the Lithuanian Safer Internet Centre (SIC)) has been running a fundraising campaign – The Museum of Bullying. This virtual museum invites everyone to take part and turn bullying into history. 

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Supporting the prevention of radicalisation leading to violent extremism

From encrypted messages to ‘lone wolves', the internet unfortunately provides a fertile field for fast dissemination of messages reflecting hate speech and terrorist propaganda. Online interactions have managed to bridge the distance between perpetrators and new affiliates, leading to the spread of terror initiatives and acts of extremism. 

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Focus on media and information literacy

The sixth edition of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin has now been published with a focus on media and information literacy in Europe.

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The importance of media literacy within the Insafe network

For centuries, literacy has referred to the ability to read and write. Early thinking about media literacy emerged much more recently, partly in response to a growing mass entertainment industry - from the early days of vaudeville, through radio, cinema, television, newspapers and magazines. It's now evolved to encompass modern-day media such as video games and online content, apps and services.

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BEE SECURE media education activity catalogue for primary schools in Luxembourg

  • Awareness
  • 29/06/2016
  • Luxembourg Safer Internet Centre

"They know more about the internet than I do" is a popular statement among teachers when talking about internet and media skills of their pupils. 

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