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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EuroDIG 2018 through the eyes of a Youth Ambassador

  • Youth
  • 04/07/2018
  • Charalampos Kyritsis, Youth Ambassador

In this article, Charalampos Kyritsis, a BIK Youth Ambassador from Greece, reflects on his recent experience in attending EuroDIG, the annual event of the pan-European dialogue on internet governance.

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Ransomware resource from DG DIGIT

  • Awareness
  • 03/07/2018
  • Directorate-General for Informatics (DG DIGIT)

One of the focus topics of the #SaferInternet4EU campaign, launched on Safer Internet Day 2018 by Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, is cyber hygiene... that is, taking steps to ensure that your online life is healthy and secure. The European Commission's Directorate of IT Security, part of the Directorate-General for Informatics (DG DIGIT), has produced an informational leaflet on ransomware in a range of official languages.

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CyberReadyGame from DG DIGIT

  • Awareness
  • 03/07/2018
  • Directorate-General for Informatics (DG DIGIT)

One of the focus topics of the #SaferInternet4EU campaign, launched on Safer Internet Day 2018 by Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, is cyber hygiene... that is, taking steps to ensure that your online life is healthy and secure. Read on to find out more about "CyberReadyGame", an awareness-raising board game developed by the European Commission's Directorate of IT Security, part of the Directorate-General for Informatics (DG DIGIT).

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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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Developing an online media platform for Bulgarian youth

  • Youth
  • 28/06/2018
  • Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre

Involving young people in online content creation is a great way to develop their digital and media skills, while also minimising exposure to online risks and promoting positive and responsible online behaviour.

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Insafe insights...

A new "Insafe insights…" series of reports draws on the experience and expertise of the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) in Europe to tackle some of the most topical issues encountered in its day-to-day operations.

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GDPR: updated state of play of the age of consent across the EU, June 2018

  • Awareness
  • 28/06/2018
  • Ingrida Milkaite and Eva Lievens, Ghent University

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force across the European Union on 25 May 2018. This update of the mapping of the implementation of article 8 GDPR reflects the most recent decisions that have been made in relation to the age of consent in the 28 EU Member States. In quite a number of countries, these decisions might still be subject to further changes in the coming weeks and months.

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SWGfL publishes report into what causes young people upset online

  • Awareness
  • 27/06/2018
  • SWGfL, part of the UK Safer Internet Centre

South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL), a partner in the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC), has recently published a report that explores what causes young people upset online. The report is the second in a series titled "Young people, internet use and wellbeing in the UK". Compiled by Professor Andy Phippen from Plymouth University, the series explores the role of technology on young people's wellbeing. Each report in the series will have a specific area of focus, such as gender, age differences, and what harmful content means to young people. It assesses data provided by more than 8,200 young people from the ages of 9 - 18 across over 100 schools in the UK.

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ECPAT Taiwan fights online enticement of children

  • Hotlines
  • 27/06/2018
  • ECPAT Taiwan, the Taiwanese hotline

In the June 2018 edition of the BIK bulletin, we look at hotline trends and issues, hearing also from various members of the INHOPE hotline network. Here, we hear from ECPAT Taiwan on work to combat the online enticement of children.

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SaferInternet4Kids promotes cyber hygiene

  • Awareness
  • 27/06/2018
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

Cyber hygiene is one of the key areas of focus of the #SaferInternet4EU campaign, launched by Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, on Safer Internet Day and continuing throughout 2018 through a series of actions and initiatives. Here, the Greek Safer Internet Centre shares some of the resources it has created on this topic.

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