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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Celebrating the Global Media and Information Literacy Week in Portugal

  • Awareness
  • 15/11/2019
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

Contemporary societies require citizens with media and information literacy (MIL) skills. To be able to engage in today's knowledge society, citizens need to acquire a set of competences that enable them to critically understand and use media and information in one of the following forms: information literacy, media literacy (for films, gaming, television) digital literacy.

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A closer look at online hate speech for the International Day for Tolerance

Saturday, 16 November 2019 marks the United Nations International Day for Tolerance. This observance has been celebrated every year since 1995, when the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) adopted its Declaration of Principles on Tolerance.

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Nationwide action plan against bullying and cyberbullying in Portuguese schools

  • Awareness
  • 14/11/2019
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

Concerned with the bullying and cyberbullying phenomena and their potential impact on children and young people's development, the Portuguese Ministry of Education set up a "Fighting and Preventing Bullying and Cyberbullying Plan" for schools to implement. 

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Cyprus – Parents' guide to safe and responsible use of the internet

  • Awareness
  • 13/11/2019
  • Cyprus Safer Internet Centre

The Cyprus Safer Internet Centre recently released a parents' guide regarding the safe and responsible use of the internet.

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Best practices on digital inclusion and literacy for all

  • Awareness
  • 12/11/2019
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

The Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) was invited to give a presentation at the 13th International Conference – Keeping children and young people safe online that took place in Warsaw, Poland, on the Tuesday, 17 and Wednesday, 18 September 2019, on the topic of "Digital Inclusion and Literacy for All".

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Top tips on making youth participation work

  • Awareness
  • 08/11/2019
  • Dutch Safer Internet Centre

Over the last few years, the Dutch Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has managed quite well to get young people to participate actively in events related to better internet issues. One of the SIC's main missions is to make youth participation self-evident for partners, and for this purpose, the SIC shares a few lessons learned on youth participation below.

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Cyprus – New curriculum for development of digital skills in primary schools

  • Awareness
  • 07/11/2019
  • Cyprus Safer Internet Centre

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth of Cyprus introduced a new curriculum for new technologies, at years 5 and 6 of primary education. It consists in a separate subject, developing a subject module called "Health Education – Home Economics / Design and Technology – New Technologies". This addition is expected to strengthen the mainstreaming of digital skills in all school subjects.

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Updates from the Albanian Safer Internet Day Committee

  • Awareness
  • 06/11/2019
  • Albania Safer Internet Day Committee - The Children's Human Rights Centre of Albania (CRCA)

The Children's Human Rights Centre of Albania (CRCA) – the Safer Internet Day Committee in Albania – has recently opened two new structures to encourage young Albanians to participate in the political process, and to protect children and adolescents victims of sexual violence.

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#CHECKYOURFACTS – Don't believe everything on the internet!

  • Awareness
  • 06/11/2019
  • Luxembourg Safer Internet Centre

The Luxembourg Safer Internet Centre (SIC) BEE SECURE launches its new annual awareness campaign, "#checkyourfacts - Don't believe everything on the internet!", which focuses on the theme of online disinformation. 

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Legislating on the use of mobile phones in schools – a French story?

The French government recently adopted, under the supervision of Minister of National Education Jean-Michel Blanquer, a law prohibiting the use of smartphones in elementary and middle schools. Below, the French Safer Internet Centre (SIC) reviews the law, its implementation, and answers some practical questions parents and teachers may have, while at the same time reflecting on the effectiveness and relevance of such a measure.

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