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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Parents' guide on safe use of smart speakers at home

  • Awareness
  • 17/12/2019
  • German Safer Internet Centre

With the holidays coming up, the German Safer Internet Centre (SIC) takes a closer look at smart speakers, which have probably made their way to many children's wishlists, and shares advice on safe use for parents.

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Managing toddlers' first contact with smart devices

  • Awareness
  • 17/12/2019
  • Estonian Safer Internet Centre

Increasingly, children's environments are very media oriented, and they are starting to use smart devices at an ever-younger age. Elina Nevski, lecturer at Tallinn University School of Educational Sciences, explains precisely why digital devices can be beneficial or detrimental to toddlers' development, and how parents can make the most of it.

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A look back at the keynote session "From online violence to digital respect" at SIF 2019

On Thursday, 21 November 2019, the Safer Internet Forum (SIF) took place in Brussels, Belgium. With a theme of "From online violence to digital respect", it also celebrated 20 years of safer/better internet funding by the European Commission. Below, read the summary of the keynote session led by Thordis Elva, Icelandic writer, speaker and journalist.

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Highlights of the Media Literacy Week in the Netherlands

  • Awareness
  • 16/12/2019
  • Dutch Safer Internet Centre

When do you choose to be "on" or "off"? It's with this question that the tenth edition of the Dutch Media Literacy Week kicked off, taking place from Friday, 8 to Friday, 15 November 2019. The Dutch Safer Internet Centre (SIC) looks back on a wonderful campaign with more than 200 activities all over the country and online.

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Latest helpline trends: Quarter 3, 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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"Flip the consultation", a dialogue led by youth at Safer Internet Forum 2019

On Thursday, 21 November 2019, the Safer Internet Forum (SIF) took place in Brussels, Belgium. With a theme of "From online violence to digital respect", it also celebrated 20 years of safer/better internet funding by the European Commission. Below, read the summary of the "flipped consultation" the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Panel 2019 held.

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"A world without fear" – Cyberbullying awareness campaign in Romania

  • Awareness
  • 13/12/2019
  • Romanian Safer Internet Centre

Studies conducted by Save the Children Romania show that one in two Romanian children aged 12-17 report having faced cyberbullying online.

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Safer Internet Day 2020 educational resources for children aged 7-11

  • Awareness
  • 12/12/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

For Safer Internet Day 2020, the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has created a range of educational resources which are designed for educators to deliver with young people aged 3-18 years old, including specific resources tailored for use with children aged 7-11.

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IGF 2019 - Tackling online hate speech is a multi-stakeholder responsibility

On Thursday, 28 November 2019, the Insafe network hosted a workshop at the annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Berlin, in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection of Germany, on the topic of online hate speech. During the session, around 90 participants and high-level speakers discussed what more can be done to tackle hate speech online. 

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#StandUp4HumanRights – Looking back at the BIK Youth Panel 2019 for Human Rights Day

On Tuesday, 10 December 2019, we celebrate Human Rights Day, organised worldwide by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to honour the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 71 years ago.

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