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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Together for a better internet on Safer Internet Day in Belgium

  • Awareness
  • 30/03/2020
  • Belgian Safer Internet Centre

On Tuesday, 11 February 2020, the world celebrated Safer Internet Day (SID) with the theme "Together for a better internet!". Belgian young people, just like their European peers, have a real passion for the internet, but don't always use it safely. Therefore, the goal of SID is to promote a rich, creative, but also safe digital experience among young people.

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Focus on identity online for Safer Internet Day in the UK

  • Awareness
  • 30/03/2020
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

The UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC) marked Safer Internet Day (SID) by inspiring people across the country to come "Together for a better internet" and explore how a better internet starts with each and every one of us.

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COVID-19 – How to deal with scaremongering and disinformation

  • Awareness
  • 30/03/2020
  • German Safer Internet Centre

Is Ibuprofen a potential risk for COVID-19 patients? Will grocery stores shut down? Will the internet be able to keep on functioning? Rumours linked to the newly discovered coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 are spreading faster than the virus itself. The German Awareness Centre klicksafe offers some useful tips to find your way through the chaos.

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Latest helpline trends: Quarter 4, 2019

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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Germany – Safer Internet Day campaign on "Idols online"

  • Awareness
  • 27/03/2020
  • German Safer Internet Centre

The German Awareness Centre klicksafe proudly looks back on a very successful Safer Internet Day (SID) in the country. In 2020, more than 240 events took place across Germany, focusing on a variety of different online safety topics.

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Lithuanian pupils gather at CYBERteens event for Safer Internet Day

  • Awareness
  • 27/03/2020
  • Lithuanian Safer Internet Centre

In 2020, the international Safer Internet Day (SID) was celebrated differently in Lithuania. More than 200 pupils, teachers and experts became active creators of solutions for a safer and better internet in a one-day hackathon CYBERteens. 

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Staying alert to scams during COVID-19

Unfortunately there are always those who will seek to profit from situations like the COVID-19 pandemic that we are all struggling to cope with at the moment. Many reports are suggesting that there has been an increase in spam, scams, misinformation and fake news as a result of what is happening globally.

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COVID-19 – using tech in a positive way

We are hearing a lot about how technology can be misused and abused, and about how criminals are exploiting the current situation with an increase in scams and similar. It's important to remember, however, the many positive ways in which technology is connecting people, and providing hope, education and entertainment for the millions who are now forced to stay at home.

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Finland – Media Paths to implement media education in early education

  • Awareness
  • 26/03/2020
  • Finnish Safer Internet Centre

Media education should be provided already for young children, but how do these goals turn into practice? Are we turning kindergartens into schools, if media classes are included already in early education? Don't children spend too much time with screens anyway? Whose responsibility it is to make sure that development is pedagogically relevant and not just extra work? There are still many open questions in early media education. Saara Salomaa, Assistant Director of the Finnish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) discusses media education in early education in Finland below.

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Denmark – Safer Internet Day conference on manipulating images and videos

  • Awareness
  • 26/03/2020
  • Danish Safer Internet Centre

In preparation for Safer Internet Day (SID) 2020, the Danish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) held a conference on sharing and manipulating images and videos online. During the conference, young people and experts shared their thoughts on the theme. Afterwards, the SIC published information and lessons from the conference.

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