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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Research on the impact of online marketing on children's behaviour

  • News
  • 30/05/2016
  • BIK team
A new study by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers provides novel insights into the prevalence and charateristics of online marketing which targets children. 
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Webinar on digital rights and citizenship for young Europeans

  • News
  • 27/05/2016
  • BIK team

On Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 25 youth panellists from the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) and 4 Youth coordinators attended a webinar on digital rights and citizenship.

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CodeX – Mission Secure: Enhancing children's privacy online

  • Awareness
  • 27/05/2016
  • Danish Safer Internet Centre

Children and young people's lives are increasingly taking place online, both in schools and at home. This digital life brings many advantages, but also some security risks. Young people may surf at the speed of light, but sometimes they end up in situations which they do not know how to handle. The learning resource 'CodeX – Mission Secure' seeks to empower them online. 

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Want to become a Social Star? A learning resource about hidden commercials on blogs

  • Awareness
  • 26/05/2016
  • Danish Safer Internet Centre
Commercials can be a tricky thing. Most of us are able to spot that a company wants us to buy their products when we watch their commercials, but what if the ad is hidden as a flattering recommendation? Social Star, an online learning resource, is about hidden commercials on blogs.
 
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Polish Digital Youth Forum

  • News
  • 25/05/2016
  • Polish Safer Internet Centre

On 12 May 2016, the first Digital Youth Forum (DYF) was held in Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw, Poland. Nearly 400 young people met to exchange views and inspire themselves in the field of creative use of new technologies.

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Webinar on digital rights and citizenship for young Europeans

  • News
  • 24/05/2016
  • BIK team

On Wednesday, 25 May 2016, youth panellists from across the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) are invited to attend a first webinar on digital rights and citizenship, entitled Digitally connected, digitally empowered – realising children's and young people's rights in a digital age and creating a better internet. 

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Insafe helplines in ideal position to identify and mitigate risks young people experience

17 per cent of the calls received by the helplines from 31 European countries in 2015 concerned cyberbullying with relationships online coming second, being the focus of over 11 per cent of calls. 

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iSejf 2016 had a happy ending… despite being about Romeo and Juliet

  • Awareness
  • 18/05/2016
  • Czech Safer Internet Centre

The Czech iSejf 2016 competition has come to an end. For this year's edition, the topic was connected to the greatest playwright of all time – William Shakespeare. The Czech Safer Internet Centre (SIC) received several dozen entries connected to various plays and stories, created in a variety of formats. It was not easy to chose the best one but, in the end, the jury selected a winner.

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Game Work – a workshop about design and production of video games with pupils in 5th grade

  • Awareness
  • 16/05/2016
  • Danish Safer Internet Centre

Children and youth are consumers of so many different technologies but rarely have the chance to have a closer look at what is behind the technology. In May 2015, a group of students from the IT University of Copenhagen Games Education, in collaboration with The Media Council for Children & Young People and the Danish Film Institute, held a workshop for a group of 5th graders, inviting the pupils to have a look behind the scenes of video games development.

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International Day of Families

Today we celebrate the International Day of Families. Organised by the United Nations, the day is celebrated each year on 15 May to raise awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families.

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