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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State of the World's Children Report - Children in a Digital World

UNICEF has launched its flagship publication, The State of the World's Children Report, which this year focuses on Children in a Digital World.

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Latest helpline trends: Quarter 3, 2017

The Insafe network of helplines collects data about the types of calls that they receive and this is analysed every three months to look at trends and new and emerging issues.

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Looking back at Code Week 2017 in Lithuania

  • Awareness
  • 08/12/2017
  • Lithuanian Safer Internet Centre

This year, Code Week in Lithuania was celebrated with almost 100 events across the country. From 9-22 October 2017, events of various sizes took place at a variety of locations ranging from the national conference #SWITCH! gathering 15,000 participants with a special focus on medtech and fintech, to local events in schools of remote areas such as Utena city.

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European youth targeted with sexual harassment on the internet

  • Awareness
  • 07/12/2017
  • Danish, Hungarian and UK Safer Internet Centres

Recent research published by Project deSHAME, a Europe-wide collaboration, reveals that young people across Europe are being targeted by their peers with online sexual harassment, defined as unwanted sexual conduct, across a range of digital platforms.

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The Nordic Game Day event expands to a full week in 2017!

  • Awareness
  • 07/12/2017
  • Danish Safer Internet Centre

Nordic Game Week is a collaborative annual event hosted by partners in the Nordic countries. Although colleagues in Finland act as the primary facilitator of the event, all of the Nordic countries are represented via local public libraries and organisations. In Denmark, for example, 25 local libraries and one coffee shop participated in the event. Previously, the game event has taken place on a single day but, this year, participants contributed more resources to keep the event going for a full week.

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Over 1,100 Romanian children joined the fight against cyberbullying

  • Awareness
  • 07/12/2017
  • Romanian Safer Internet Centre

The competition #WithoutHateOnline took place from June to September 2017 with the aim of combating and preventing online bullying, a phenomenon which is quite widespread among Romanian children. More than 69 per cent of Romanian youth report having encountered bullying on the internet.

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European Youth Panel 2017: youth testimonials

  • Youth
  • 07/12/2017
  • BIK Youth

Giving youth the opportunity to have their say is crucial for youth participation and, here at BIK Youth, we made sure the voices of the young people attending the recent edition of the European Youth Panel were heard!

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European Youth Panel 2017: youth participation highlights

  • Youth
  • 07/12/2017
  • BIK Youth

The European Youth Panel (YEP) met recently. YEP, it was that time of the year again when youth representatives from across Europe came together to share their work and views on how to foster a safer and better internet for children and young people.

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Logopedia – the first speech therapy digital platform dedicated to Romanian children

  • Awareness
  • 06/12/2017
  • Romanian Safer Internet Centre

Save the Children Romania, part of the Romanian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), has collaborated closely in the past with special educational institutions for children with hearing-impairment, to teach them about internet safety. Taking into account that their internet use is typically high and that many of them often stay in dorms at school, away from their families, they are considered a vulnerable group.

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UK youth targeted with sexual harassment on the internet

  • Awareness
  • 06/12/2017
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Research published today by children's charity Childnet as part of a Europe-wide project reveals that young people across the UK are being targeted by their peers with online sexual harassment, defined as unwanted sexual conduct, across a range of digital platforms.

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