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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Safer Internet Day and Media Literacy Week in Finland

  • Awareness
  • 08/03/2019
  • Finnish Safer Internet Centre

In Finland, Safer Internet Day (SID) was, as usual, celebrated in conjunction with the Finnish Media Literacy Week (MLW). The aim of the week is to advance the media literacy skills of children and young people as well as to support professional educators, guardians and other adults in their important media educational tasks.

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Wifi's game finale marks Safer Internet Day 2019 in Latvia

  • Awareness
  • 08/03/2019
  • Latvian Safer Internet Centre

The Latvian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) celebrated Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019 by organising the national finale of the "Wifi's game" tournament, launching social media campaign "Сut into root!", announcing a contest for pupils "Challenge your grey cells!", as well as by supporting the organisation of online safety events at schools and libraries across Latvia.

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Portugal – Youth competition on online safety on social networks

  • Youth
  • 07/03/2019
  • João Pedro Martins, BIK Youth Ambassador

DECO, the Portuguese Association for Consumer Protection, with the support of Google Portugal, is promoting NET Viva e Segura (2nd Edition), a national initiative that invites the educational community to produce videos to demonstrate the importance of engaging in social networks safely and while being aware of privacy challenges.

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Safer Internet Day 2019 in Italy: no to cyberbullying

  • Awareness
  • 06/03/2019
  • Italian Safer Internet Centre

For Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019, the Italian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) organised a large event which took place at the MiCo Congress Centre in Milan. Five hundred students came from schools all across the country to say no to bullying and cyberbullying.

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A look into the "CYberSafety – Better Internet for Kids" project in Cyprus

  • Awareness
  • 05/03/2019
  • Cyprus Safer Internet Centre

In Cyprus, from September 2017 to June 2018, within the framework of the European co-funded project "CYberSafety – Better Internet for Kids" (National Awareness Centre), the project partners held lectures, seminars and workshops for pupils, teachers and parents. 

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Safer Internet Day 2019 activities at German hotline FSM

  • Hotlines
  • 05/03/2019
  • FSM, the German hotline

On Safer Internet Day 2019, German hotline partner Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle Multimedia-Diensteanbieter (FSM) published two awareness-raising videos and organised a live interactive talk. 

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Safer Internet Day 2019: Point de Contact launches a browser add-on to report harmful content

  • Hotlines
  • 04/03/2019
  • Point de Contact, the French hotline

To mark Safer Internet Day 2019, the French hotline Point de Contact has launched a new browser add-on allowing users to easily report harmful content to the hotline.

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Safer Internet Day 2019 in Norway: GDPR, social media and children under 13

  • Awareness
  • 04/03/2019
  • Norwegian Safer Internet Centre

Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) made its way through Europe last summer, a new discussion has emerged – and it is perhaps high time: what does the age limits and ratings on social media mean? And when do we, as grown-ups, determine that it is "ok to join"?

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Safer Internet Day 2019 in Mexico: Information and disinformation in the digital age

  • Awareness
  • 01/03/2019
  • Infoem, the Mexican Safer Internet Day Committee

The Institute of Transparency, Access to Public Information and Protection of Personal Data of the State of Mexico and Municipalities (Infoem) organised a conference "Information and Disinformation in the Digital Age" in the "Lic. Adolfo López Mateos" Campus of the Preparatory School of the Autonomous University of Mexico State (UAEM).

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Activities of the Hungarian hotline on Safer Internet Day 2019

  • Hotlines
  • 01/03/2019
  • Internet Hotline, the Hungarian hotline

In Hungary, widespread online abuse where "content is made accessible without permission" spurred five Communication and Media Science BA students from the Corvinus University of Budapest to produce a film that was supported by National Media and Infocommunications Authority. Now, to mark Safer Internet Day 2019, it was promoted – with consent from the authors – as part of a mini-campaign on YouTube.

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