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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Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin

The Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin is a quarterly electronic newsletter with the aim of keeping you informed on better internet issues.

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"Childhood in the digital age: Excessive time behind the screens" conference in Romania

  • Awareness
  • 27/09/2019
  • Romanian Safer Internet Centre

According to the latest study conducted by Save the Children Romania for the Romanian Safer Internet Centre, 31 per cent of Romanian children spent less time with their family, friends or doing things for school in order to stay on the internet, and 28 per cent of children say they tried, without succeeding, to spend less time on the internet.

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#DigiTuesday – Nation-wide Dutch study on children's digital literacy in the classroom

  • Awareness
  • 26/09/2019
  • Dutch Safer Internet Centre

The Dutch Safer Internet Centre (SIC) commissioned a research on how digital literacy is progressing in primary schools according to teachers, school directors and ICT coordinators. The results were published on Tuesday, 24 September and received broad national media coverage on television, radio and in newspapers.

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Study on children's internet use in Romania

  • Awareness
  • 25/09/2019
  • Romanian Safer Internet Centre

Children and adolescents' internet use has both opportunities and risks. Specialists from Romanian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) Save the Children Romania have therefore set out to explore the impact of the use of the internet on children's emotional well-being. 

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Industry-oriented Positive Online Content Focus Group to wrap up the Awareness Month

The Positive Online Content Awareness Month may well be approaching its end, but its culminating point is yet to come. Taking place on Thursday, 26 September 2019, the industry-oriented Focus Group will be bringing together a number of stakeholders surrounding the world of online content for children. 

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Portuguese Safer Internet Centre looks back on summer campaign activities

  • Awareness
  • 23/09/2019
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

The Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) had a very busy summer, campaigning on digital parenting and providing important recommendations on the importance of getting to know the digital world for parents with children aged 0-8. 

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New back to school educational resources from Greek Safer Internet Centre

  • Awareness
  • 20/09/2019
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

The Greek Safer Internet Centre is celebrating the start of the new school year by publishing new digital material for every educational grade, on the SaferInternet4Kids platform. The "Back to school 2019" package can be used as a tool in the classroom or at home to strengthen children's knowledge of how to navigate safely online.

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Estonian Safer Internet Summer Camp seminar for children and youth

  • Awareness
  • 19/09/2019
  • Estonian Safer Internet Centre

From 27-29 August 2019, the Estonian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) arranged, together with partners, a three-day summer-seminar-camp in Nelijärve Holiday Centre. The camp was targeted at children and youth who were interested in speaking on a variety of topics related to the digital world, and supporting conscious and safe behaviour of their peers and younger people on the internet.

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Addressing the challenges of digital parenting in the era of big data

  • Awareness
  • 18/09/2019
  • Andra Siibak, Professor of Media Studies at the University of Tartu

Parenthood has undergone a transformation in today's digital and data-oriented society. Many gadgets offer the option of monitoring, analysing, saving and even sharing our offsprings' development, behaviour or movement online. Although many believe that technological aids make the challenging tasks of parenting slightly easier, active use of digital gadgets has brought about a completely new problem – datafication of childhoods. Andra Siibak, Professor of Media Studies at the University of Tartu, reflects on the implications these trends are currently having on parenting.

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Social Media Literacy for Change – helping teachers develop their student's social media literacy skills strategically!

In a world that is increasingly dependent on technology and the internet, it comes as no surprise that social media is practically omnipresent in young people's lives. More often than not it is the negative effects of social media that we hear about, while the positives are frequently overlooked. Social media can contribute massively to children and young people's education, preparing them to become active, well-informed and well-rounded individuals, and providing them with opportunities to learn, develop, interact and find emotional support.

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