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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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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Promoting online safety education for younger children with an ON-LINE ZOO colouring book

  • Awareness
  • 17/09/2019
  • Czech Safer Internet Centre

Over the course of this year, the CZ.NIC Association has been organising discussions for children at primary schools and libraries focusing on the ON-LINE ZOO story book. As younger schoolchildren love to draw and paint pictures, the Association has now also prepared a colouring book in the style of the original story book.

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Finnish hotline Save the Children actively engages in prevention of sexual violence against children

  • Hotlines
  • 17/09/2019
  • Save the Children Finland, the Finnish hotline

Finnish hotline Save the Children (SCF) organised a panel discussion on "Children's Rights in Digital Media" at SuomiAreena 2019, the biggest public debate forum in Finland. The panel discussion received broad national media coverage on TV and online media channels. 

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International Day of Democracy 2019 – Participation, inclusion, equal treatment

Sunday, 15 September 2019 marks the International Day of Democracy around the world. This 2019 edition focuses on participation – an occasion to take a closer look at young people and democratic participation in the digital age.

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Positive Online Content - what do young people think?

Children nowadays become exposed to digital technologies and the internet at increasingly younger ages. As a teenager or even among tweens, not having a smartphone or not participating on social media platforms could mark a person as the ‘the odd one'. So intertwined into their lives, these technologies allow them to access a virtually limitless amount of content on the internet and great opportunities for communication and self-expression. More importantly, the content they interact with greatly affects their social, emotional and psychological development, reason for which the Positive Online Content Campaign aims to raise awareness about the importance of positive online content for children, to foster a discussion with youth, parents and teachers to make them aware about the state of positive online content for children in their country, and to encourage a discussion with industry and content producers and providers to encourage the production of more positive online content for children .

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Prevention of online child sexual exploitation in the hands of empowered Cambodian youth

  • Hotlines
  • 12/09/2019
  • APLE Cambodia, Cambodian hotline

Seila Samleang, Executive Director at Action pour les Enfants (APLE) Cambodia, shares highlights from the training on "Preventing online child sexual exploitation and internet safety" organised by APLE Cambodia for 47 children and teachers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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Workshops on creative and safe use of the internet at summer camps in Cyprus

  • Awareness
  • 11/09/2019
  • Cyprus Safer Internet Centre

For a third consecutive year, the Cyprus Safer Internet Centre (SIC) held a series of workshops at children's summer camps on the "Creative and safe use of the internet". 

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Helping children to access positive online content – at home and in the classroom!

We are now entering the second week of the Positive Online Content Awareness Month. This week, we focus on parents and teachers, and on their important role in guiding their children and pupils in the digital world to ensure that they interact with the best content available and have positive online experiences.

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Positive Online Content to promote literacy among European children

Some say that the internet is ruining children's reading and writing skills; but positive online content has the potential to help even the youngest children to learn how to read and write, and to discover new languages online. To mark International Literacy Day (ILD), which takes place on Sunday, 8 September 2019, we look at a number of fun and educational online resources promoting literacy from all over Europe.

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DNS OVER HTTPS – Why DoH could be catastrophic for the work of INHOPE hotlines

  • Hotlines
  • 04/09/2019
  • The Internet Watch Foundation, the UK hotline

DNS over HTTPS (DoH) is a protocol for performing remote Domain Name System (DNS) resolution via the HTTPS protocol, aiming to increase user privacy and security. Fred Langford, Deputy CEO & CTO of the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), the UK hotline, shares his views on DoH and why it could threaten the work of IWF and other hotlines around the world.

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