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.

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Saferinternet.at goes digi.komp!

  • Awareness
  • 28/06/2016
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

The Austrian Ministry of Education has implemented a digital competences strategy. Named ‘digi.komp'(www.digikomp.at), it targets young people in the age groups of 6-10 and 10-14 years. The initiative aims to increase the probability that children and young people will get in touch with digital technologies and receive an education in the field of digital skills.

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Latest helpline trends: Quarter 1, 2016

The Insafe network of helplines collects data about the types of calls that they receive and this is analysed every three months to look at trends and new and emerging issues.

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Training police officers to deal with internet breaches

  • Awareness
  • 27/06/2016
  • Latvian Safer Internet Centre

The Latvian hotline regularly receives complaints that reports made to the police about crime committed online have been rejected. 

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What happens if parents don't talk to their children about sex?

  • Awareness
  • 24/06/2016
  • Latvian Safer Internet Centre

There's a proper time for talking to your child about things related to sex, as appropriate to their age. 

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Naked online - young people sharing pictures

  • Awareness
  • 23/06/2016
  • Danish Safer Internet Centre

In 2015, the Danish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) (Save the Children Denmark, Centre for Digital Youth Care and The Media Council for Children & Young People) launched a booklet, ‘So you got naked online' (in Danish: ‘Har du været nøgen på nettet?') with information and practical tools for children and young people who have experienced their intimate pictures being shared.

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An experiment on assessing web content critically

  • Awareness
  • 23/06/2016
  • Latvian Safer Internet Centre

The Latvian Safer Internet Centre, in cooperation with the largest Latvian social network Draugiem.lv, conducted a little experiment: they examined whether young people believe everything they read and see on the internet, and whether they verify the veracity and source of information before providing their contact information to unknown persons.

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People treat their passwords irresponsibly

  • Awareness
  • 22/06/2016
  • Latvian Safer Internet Centre

In late May, the Digital Security Alliance carried out a social experiment in Latvia, in which people in the streets were prompted to enter their passwords in a program which, they were told, verified their safety. 

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Are you ready to join the ciberspace battle?

  • Awareness
  • 21/06/2016
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre
To celebrate the recent Children's Day in Portugal, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), part of the Portuguese Safer Internet Centre, developed a mini game in video format.
 
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How to use the internet wisely for study

  • Awareness
  • 21/06/2016
  • Latvian Safer Internet Centre

A fascination with the media is very typical for modern children – the computer is a friend, it attracts and captivates; everything that happens on the computer seems interesting and creates a willingness to work on it.

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School librarians in Lithuania – active eSafety advocates in schools

  • Awareness
  • 17/06/2016
  • Lithuanian Safer Internet Centre

Since the formation of the Lithuanian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), IT teachers have been very active partners, helping to spread online safety knowledge and skills to school children. 

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