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.

Further articles by stakeholder group - awareness raising, helplines, hotlines, industry, research and youth - are available in the practice section.

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Celebrating Safer Internet Day by launching #SaferInternet4EU

"Today is a very special day" stated Commissioner Mariya Gabriel as she opened the Safer Internet Day celebration at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Bringing together multiple stakeholders in an annual celebration, Safer Internet Day has grown year-on-year since its launch in 2004, delivering a call to action for everyone to play their part in creating a better and safer internet for all citizens, but especially for children and young people.

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Online shopping this festive season? Stay safe!

Two phenomenon, originating in the US, have become a growing trend across the globe in recent years: Black Friday and, even more recently, Cyber Monday.

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What does digital citizenship mean for eTwinning?

  • News
  • 24/10/2016
  • BIK team
"Digital citizenship is a broad concept that explores how best we should act in this online world, what we need to be aware of and of course what are our rights and responsibilities." This is one of the definitions given by eTwinning*, the community for schools in Europe, when referring to digital citizenship.
 
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Starting the new school year with eTwinning

  • News
  • 07/10/2016
  • BIK team

In order to mark World Teachers' Day, the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Coordination Team participated in the national eTwinning kick-off meeting in Ghent (Belgium), leading a workshop on eSafety and digital skills called ‘Better Internet for Kids: Help your students to grow up online!'.

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Contribute to the Better Internet for Kids portal!

Would you like to contribute content and resources to the Better Internet for Kids portal? Read on to find out how.

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BIK bulletin: Focus on Back2School with BIK

The seventh edition of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin has now been published with a focus is on a ‘better internet for schools', with a special Back2School edition to coincide with the start of a new academic year.
 
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Better Internet for Kids - project review 2015-16

Following a succession of Safer Internet programmes from 1999 to 2013, the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) project is the latest European Commission-funded initiative aimed at creating a better internet for Europe's children and youth. A project review has recently been published, providing an overview of the project and describing some of the highlights so far.
 
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Don't miss out on the next BIK bulletin!

The Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin is a quarterly electronic newsletter that keeps you informed on online safety trends. The next edition of the bulletin will focus on media literacy, more specifically on ‘European media literacy policies and practices ‘.

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New EU rules on data protection approved at the European Parliament

  • News
  • 14/04/2016
  • BIK team

Today, the European Parliament has adopted new EU data protection legislation replacing the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive. Proposed by the European Commission in 2012 and agreed upon by the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission in December 2015, the new legislation has designed a set of rules providing citizens with more information and control over their own private information in the digital age, including protecting and expanding the scope of the right to be forgotten ruling in law. Additionally, the legislation aims to ease the process of setting up companies envisaging to strengthen the development of the Digital Single Market.

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GDPR: A ‘flexible' step in the right direction

  • Awareness
  • 31/03/2016
  • Martin Schmalzried (COFACE)

In this article, we hear from Martin Schmalzried of COFACE (Confederation of Family Organisations in the EU) on how the provisions of the new General Data Protection Regulation will affect children and young people.

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