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Critical thinking must be taught, improved and tested

  • Awareness
  • 29/06/2017
  • João Pedro Martins, Youth Ambassador

The topical issue of fake news is the focus for the June 2017 edition of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin. As always in the work we do in creating a safer and better internet, gaining the perspectives of young people is essential, especially on new and emerging issues. Here, João from Portugal shares his thoughts.

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Generation notification: Why do our brains love notifications?

  • Awareness
  • 26/01/2017
  • Maltese Safer Internet Centre

Let's face it, we love it when we view that tiny red or blue number that appears on our social media profile page or on our phones. It tells us that somebody has something to say about us or to us, left us a comment or is liking one of our pictures. Notifications amplify our self-worth; they give us a sense of belonging as we know that someone out there is interested in what we have to say or do.

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Teens need to be aware of online advertising models

  • Awareness
  • 15/12/2016
  • Christina, Greek youth panellist

Hearing the views and the voices of youth is an important part of the work we do in aiming to create a better internet for kids. As part of our December 2016 edition of the BIK bulletin which focuses on online adverting and the commercialisation of childhood, we asked some of our youth panellists their views. Here, Christina from Greece shares her viewpoint.

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BIK bulletin: Focus on online advertising

In each edition of the BIK bulletin, we look at a topical issue – this month our focus is on online advertising and the commercialisation of children and young people.

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