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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Bulgarian youth debate the ‘pros and cons of sexy selfies'

  • Awareness
  • 03/05/2016
  • Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre

On 26 April 2016, the Applied Research and Communications Fund (ARC Fund) and Association Debates Sofia organised a debate on the topic ‘For and against uploading a sexy selfie'. A discussion on the two points of view aimed to shed more light on whether sexy selfies bring more positives or negatives to the young people who share them online.

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INHOPE's Executive Director presents at European Internet Forum policy breakfast

On 27 April 2016, INHOPE's Executive Director Veronica Donoso presented at the European Internet Forum (EIF) event at the European Parliament, alongside partners Europol and Missing Children Europe.

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Marking Safer Internet Day 2016 in Lithuania

  • Awareness
  • 03/05/2016
  • Lithuanian Safer internet Centre

Safer Internet Day 2016 was celebrated across the globe on Tuesday, 9 February. In our round up of events and activities which took place to mark the day, we hear from the Lithuanian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) who coordinate the annual campaign in the country:

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Celebrate International Girls in ICT Day

Nowadays, there is a shortage of skilled workers in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) field, which makes it a priority for schools, Ministries of Education and also European policy makers to put a stronger focus on empowering children and young people to take an interest in ICT-related subjects and to study towards a career in the field.

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Young people's mental health: the role of technology and social media

On 26 April 2016, European Schoolnet was represented at the ‘Young people's mental health in Europe: promoting prevention and early intervention through multi-sector cooperation' symposium. Organised by Public Policy Exchange, the event brought together policymakers, stakeholders and experts with the opportunity to informally discuss measures taken and to be taken to improve mental health for young people in Europe. 

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Happy World Intellectual Property Day!

Since 2000, 26 April is the day when World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated around the globe, highlighting how intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright) can boost creativity and innovation. According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), intellectual property (IP) points to "creations of the mind, such as inventions, literary and artistic works, designs, and symbols, names and images used in commerce".
 
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eSafety in the classroom… everyday!

  • Awareness
  • 25/04/2016
  • Battling Brook Community Primary School (UK)
On the occasion of Safer Internet Day (SID) 2016, we asked schools to let us know how they celebrated the day. Here, we hear from Battling Brook Community Primary School in Leicestershire in the UK.
 
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Human Rights Council on the Rights of the Child: ICT and child sexual exploitation

On 7 March 2016, INHOPE attended the United Nations Human Rights Council (UN HRC) full day on the Rights of the Child at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Preventing child sexual exploitation and enhancing children's protection through information and communication technologies was a top concern of the session, at its title clearly indicates.
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GDPR from a youth perspective

At the end of March 2016 we published the latest edition of the BIK bulletin with a special focus on the topic of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Yesterday, the new legislation was adopted. In this article, three members of the Danish youth panel express their views on what the changes might mean for them, with particular reference to Article 8 which could have repercussions on the use of social media for young people under 16 as parental consent is now needed.

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Insafe network meets to discuss the impact of technology on the health and wellbeing of children and young people

Today, the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres begins a two-day meeting in Larnaca, Cyprus, exchanging knowledge and experience about the latest online issues and trends, considering what the future of technology holds and how it may impact the work of Awareness Centres and Helplines in Europe. 

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