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- European Schoolnet
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.Read more
- BIK Coordination Team
- Battling Brook Community Primary School (UK)
- Danish Youth Panel
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.Read more
Insafe network meets to discuss the impact of technology on the health and wellbeing of children and young people
- BIK team
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.Read more
- BIK team
- BIK team
Online extremism is an issue that has received a great deal of attention in recent months. Especially after the terrorist attacks in November 2015 in Paris, the subsequent Brussels lockdown due to high-level terrorist alert and the attacks in March 2016, the fear that young people can be groomed online in Europe by violent extremists and terrorists and encouraged to leave their home countries in order to join IS (Islamic State) in Iraq or Syria has grown, along with another fear that, through immersion in violent extremist cyberspaces, vulnerable young people can also be radicalised to carry out attacks in their home countries.Read more
- BIK team
Today, the European Parliament has adopted new EU data protection legislation replacing the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive. Proposed by the European Commission in 2012 and agreed upon by the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission in December 2015, the new legislation has designed a set of rules providing citizens with more information and control over their own private information in the digital age, including protecting and expanding the scope of the right to be forgotten ruling in law. Additionally, the legislation aims to ease the process of setting up companies envisaging to strengthen the development of the Digital Single Market.Read more