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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Native in learning and knowing

  • Awareness
  • 15/03/2016
  • Finnish Safer Internet Centre

In this article, Saara Salomaa from National Audiovisual Institute, part of the Finnish Safer Internet Centre, shares her views on the concept of digital natives.

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Taking the power seat - internet in the hands of new generations

  • Awareness
  • 15/03/2016
  • Finnish Safer Internet Centre

In this article, Tommi Tossavainen, Planning Officer at the Finnish Safer Internet Centre, provides his views on the rights of young people online, including the possible impact of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation.

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What will GOW 2016 be like this year?

With the commitment of at least 27 campaign partners Telecentre Europe will be getting Europeans online and on jobs again. Digital empowerment campaign European Get Online Week (GOW) will mark its seventh edition this year on 14-20 March. Thousands of non-formal education providers will get busy organising various activities in their communities in order to reduce the skills gap and promote ICT jobs.

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Media literacy in audiovisual media services

  • News
  • 14/03/2016
  • BIK team

In a converging media world where children and young people have increasing access to digital devices – from videos on demand to connected TVs – media literacy has grown to be an intrinsic requirement for all audiovisual media users.

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Measuring digital progress in the EU

Did you realise that over 6.5 million Europeans only went online for the first time in the last year? And did you know that 60 million Europeans have still never used the internet? Or, indeed, that 45 per cent of Europeans still do not have enough digital skills? 

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International Women's Day 2016: European Action Day against online sexist hate speech - 8 March 2016

Today, 8 March, is the day when International Women's Day is celebrated. To mark the day, the No Hate Speech Movement is organising a European Action Day where the focus is on addressing sexism and gender equality.
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GOW 2016 launch in Amsterdam: Digital skills is a foundation but it doesn't end there

Last week on 4 March an official launch event was held in Amsterdam to mark the start of the seventh European Get Online Week. Invited guest speakers from the European Commission and the industry shared their views on the progress and solutions of empowering Europeans with digital skills.
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Infographic: Safer Internet Day Ireland in Numbers

  • Awareness
  • 04/03/2016
  • Irish Safer Internet Centre

A few highlights from Safer Internet Day this year in Ireland. 

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Education, a key to cope with online extremism and radicalisation

From policy makers to parents and young people, online extremism is one of the most debated concerns in the international environment. In line with identifying best practices to tackle the issue, various Member States have concluded that education is, once again, key to opening up the minds of children in today's Europe and further avoiding the dissemination of hate speech and radicalisation, while promoting a better understanding of these online risks.

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Safer Internet Day 2016 celebrations in Ireland

  • Awareness
  • 02/03/2016
  • Irish Safer Internet Centre

Safer Internet Day 2016 was celebrated across the globe on Tuesday, 9 February. In our round up of events and activities which took place to mark the day, we hear from the Irish Safer Internet Day Centre who coordinates the campaign in the country:

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