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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INHOPE #reportit – Speak up for yourself

From Monday, 9 March to Tuesday, 14 April 2020, INHOPE, the International As-sociation of Internet Hotlines, is running a #reportit campaign across social me-dia to promote the importance of reporting child sexual abuse material (CSAM) when encountered online.

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Greek Safer Internet Centre: COVID-19 resources

The Greek Safer Internet Centre has published a number of articles and resources (in Greek) on staying safe online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below you can find them organised by topic.

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Discussing the rise in disinformation on COVID-19 at the Luxembourg Privacy Salon

  • Awareness
  • 06/04/2020
  • Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centre

Disinformation, hoaxes and scams are no new phenomenon online, but in the current context of pandemic and lockdowns, they are becoming more significant and frequent – for this reason, the latest Privacy Salon in Luxembourg focused on the topic.

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UK Safer Internet Centre: COVID-19 resources

The UK Safer Internet Centre has published a number of articles and resources (in English) on staying safe online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below you can find them organised by topic.

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SID 2020 – Point de Contact launches its reporting app and talks innovation at the Maison de l'Europe

  • Hotlines
  • 03/04/2020
  • Point de Contact, the French hotline

The French reporting hotline Point de Contact participated in the main Safer Internet Day 2020 event in France, opened by Child Protection Minister Adrien Taquet, alongside its Safer Internet France consortium partners. The event took place in the morning at the Ministry for Solidarity and Health in Paris.

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Austrian Safer Internet Centre: COVID-19 resources

The Austrian Safer Internet Centre has published a number of articles (in German) on staying safe online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below you can find them organised by topic.

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European Safer Internet Centre resources in response to COVID-19

Through Better Internet for Kids (BIK), and the European Network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs), our aim is to empower children and young people to remain safe online, and equally assist those that support them. During the time of the coronavirus pandemic, Safer Internet Centres can provide an excellent source of localised help and advice, for parents and carers especially, in responding to some of the online challenges which COVID-19 might present.

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In the spotlight: Safer Internet Centre Italy

As part of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Quality Assurance Programme (QAP), the Insafe-INHOPE Coordination Teams are jointly conducting a set of ten country visits to the national Safer Internet Centres (SICs) to better understand what is happening in the Member States: monitoring emerging issues and challenges, identifying good practices to be shared, and harvesting the results of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) policy. From 29-30 October 2019, the Safer Internet Centre Italy was visited, bringing together a group of diverse stakeholders and SIC consortium partners at the Ministry of Education, University of Research in Rome.

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Making the internet a place of empowerment for children on the autism spectrum

Thursday, 2 April 2020 is World Autism Awareness Day. This event aims to encourage Member States of the United Nations (UN) to raise awareness about people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) throughout the world.

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Fiji celebrates Safer Internet Day for the first time

  • Awareness
  • 01/04/2020
  • Safer Internet Centre Fiji, the Fiji Safer Internet Day Committee

For the very first time, Safer Internet Centre Fiji hosted the 17th edition of Safer Internet Day (SID) on Tuesday, 11 February 2020, together with over 170 countries across the globe.

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