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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That data, actually OUR data, in the Cloud

  • Awareness
  • 30/03/2016
  • Luxembourg Safer Internet Centre
Nowadays, the Cloud is everywhere. For most users, this technology is assimilated to some sort of a digital extension of their technology-related hardware. If from a technical standpoint the Cloud is not a revolution but a mere evolution of online services, the Cloud nonetheless changes the relationship between us, as users, our computer equipment, our data and our Internet Service Provider (ISP).
 
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Shakespeare, iSejf and Facebook

  • Awareness
  • 30/03/2016
  • Czech Safer Internet Centre

William Shakespeare online. Romeo and Juliet on Facebook. Young people in the Czech Republic can win a London vacation and visit the Globe Theatre and Facebook's headquarters.

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Bulgarian hashtag campaign against provocative selfies

  • Awareness
  • 30/03/2016
  • Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre

For teenagers, it's extremely important to be popular and accepted by others. Nowadays, this is easier than ever, with likes, stickers and hashtags becoming the modern expressions of approval. 

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School policies for the use of mobile phones and the internet in Slovenian primary schools

  • Awareness
  • 30/03/2016
  • Slovenian Safer Internet Centre

As part of its Safer Internet Day (SID) 2016 activities, the Slovenian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) conducted a survey in primary schools to gain an insight into the situation regarding the regulation of acceptable use of technology. In Slovenia, children enter primary schooling at about the age of 6 and finish at about the age of 14. The survey was issued to a sample size of 129 primary schools, with 57 responding.

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Is it true that the data we post online remains on the web forever?

  • Awareness
  • 30/03/2016
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

This question was posed several times by pupils of secondary education during a series of webinars that the Greek Awareness Centre implemented across the country from December 2015 until March 2016, in collaboration with the Computer Technology Institute & Press ‘Diophantus', and with the aim of raising awareness on the importance of our (data) privacy.

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Data protection: How to protect one's privacy on Instagram and Snapchat... with step-by-step privacy guidelines

  • Awareness
  • 30/03/2016
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

Pictures, videos and emojis are becoming increasingly important for online communication – especially with children and young people. Two of their favourite apps for sending photos are Instagram and Snapchat.

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Norwegian resource concerning the youngest children and screen time receives great interest

  • Awareness
  • 30/03/2016
  • Norwegian Safer Internet Centre
The Norwegian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) recently published guidelines and posters containing advice about young children's use of online technology. Health centres for infants, daycare centres and preschools have shown great interest in these guidelines, indicating a great need for knowledge on technology use from an early age.
 
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Is your teenager a hacker? Kaspersky Lab urges parents to question their teen's online habits

Research by Kaspersky Lab to mark Safer Internet Day (SID) 2016 revealed that one in ten (12 per cent) of 16 to 19 year olds in the UK know someone who has engaged in a cyber-activity that could be deemed illegal. The poll found a third (35 per cent) would be impressed if a friend hacked a bank's website and replaced the homepage with a cartoon, and a deeply worrying one in ten would be impressed if a friend hacked the air traffic control systems of a local airport.

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Helping schools with data protection compliance

  • Awareness
  • 30/03/2016
  • UK Safer Internet Centre
For many years, schools have been required to be compliant with data protection laws. Many of us that work with schools are all too aware of the difficulties they face in achieving compliance. Here at the South West Grid for Learning and the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC), we know that schools work to achieve compliance through a variety of means. Some rely on local authority staff, or the Information Commissioners' Office for support, advice and training. What is clear is that practice remains inconsistent and that data breaches are occurring.
 
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Parenting for a Digital Future turns one

  • Research
  • 30/03/2016
  • Parenting for a Digital Future

This month, Parenting for a Digital Future turned one! Since its launch in spring of last year, the project has used the latest research to answer some of the dilemmas foremost in the minds of parents, and those who support them. The Parenting for a Digital Future team, with help from guest posters, has explored:

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