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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SID 2020 – Point de Contact launches its reporting app and talks innovation at the Maison de l'Europe
- 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.Read more
- French Safer Internet Centre
On Tuesday, 11 February 2020, Safer Internet Day was marked in 170 countries around the world – the French Safer Internet Centre (SIC) was part of the celebrations, with one specificity however; in France, Safer Internet Day lasts for an entire month.Read more
- Austrian Safer Internet Centre
Austrian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) Saferinternet.at has tested the newly released Wizards Unite smartphone game and shares some advice with parents on how to best support their child in using this game safely.Read more
COFACE-Families Europe has recently published the November edition of its newsletter.Read more
- Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre
The Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre launched a new mobile application to mark the 15th edition of Safer Internet Day. The application provides quick access to the Safer Internet Centre Helpline and Hotline. It equally includes a password strength checker and provides a test to check one's knowledge about safer use of internet.Read more
- Czech Safer Internet Centre
The CZ.NIC Association operating STOPonline.cz – the Czech internet hotline, operating as part of the Czech Safer Internet Centre (SIC) – recently launched a mobile app for reporting illegal online content.Read more
As part of the wider Better Internet for Kids project, we regularly liaise with the providers of online services to provide feedback on new apps and services, and real-life insight into some of the challenges which children and young people face online when using such products, as communicated through our network of helplines and the like. Equally, we welcome information on the steps being taken by industry to help to keep users safe online. We recently heard from Yellow on their approach.Read more
- BIK team
In the latest set of data from Insafe helplines, cyberbullying continues to be one of the most reported issues which children and young people face online. Recognising the importance of raising awareness around this topic, many countries and organisation hold campaigns at this time of year with National Bullying Prevention Month taking place in the US during October, and Anti-Bullying Week taking place in England 14-18 November 2016 as just two examples. In support of these actions, we'll be bringing you a series of article on this topic in the coming weeks.Read more
- Alan Earl, UK Safer Internet Centre
- Portuguese Safer Internet Centre
The Portuguese SeguraNet project has recently released the Pisca Mega Quiz App that allows users to test their knowledge on digital security across the categories of devices, privacy, behaviour and learning.Read more