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March edition of the BIK bulletin: Staying safe online during the coronavirus pandemic

We are in unprecedented times. As schools close and people are confined to their homes due to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are using the internet and online services more now than perhaps ever before. Being online is providing a lifeline for everyone in society from the young to the old, learners and workers, and the vulnerable, curious and those seeking an escape from boredom. This is probably, therefore, a good time to remind ourselves of a few key points to keep safe online.

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Latest edition of the BIK bulletin now available

The latest edition of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin is now available. In it, we look back on the success of the recent Safer Internet Forum (SIF), and look forward to Safer Internet Day 2019 (SID) where we'll be encouraging people across the globe to join "Together for a better internet" on Tuesday, 5 February.

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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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Focus on media and information literacy

The sixth edition of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin has now been published with a focus on media and information literacy in Europe.

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The importance of media literacy within the Insafe network

For centuries, literacy has referred to the ability to read and write. Early thinking about media literacy emerged much more recently, partly in response to a growing mass entertainment industry - from the early days of vaudeville, through radio, cinema, television, newspapers and magazines. It's now evolved to encompass modern-day media such as video games and online content, apps and services.

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The challenge of keeping youth involved in internet governance issues

  • News
  • 29/06/2016
  • Florian Daniel (Youth ambassador)

In this article, Florian Daniel describes his journey as a youth involved in internet governance issues, and reflects on the challenges of keeping youth involved.

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What does it means to be part of a youth programme?

  • News
  • 29/06/2016
  • Kimberly Anastácio (Youth representative)

Here, Brazilian researcher Kimberly Anastácio recounts how she got involved in the youth internet governance movement, and tells of how it has helped shape her subsequent career and opportunities.

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Celebrating a decade of media literacy in the Netherlands – Jubilee book

  • Awareness
  • 29/06/2016
  • Dutch Safer Internet Centre

Since the introduction of media literacy in the Netherlands in 2005, the Dutch have become a lot more media literate. This calls for celebration with a special jubilee book, in which we not only look at what has happened in the past 10 years; we especially look forward to the next 10 years. What will the future bring us, and what kind of media literacy will we need?

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Media and information literacy policies in Europe – a timely assessment

In this article, we hear from Professor Sonia Livingstone OBE on media and information literacy policies across Europe and, in particular, the translit.fr resource.
 
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Why media and information literacy matters?

  • News
  • 29/06/2016
  • María José Velasquez Flores (Youth representative)

In this article, María José Velasquez Flores gives her views on why media and information literacy matters for young people, and why they should be encouraged to contribute to internet governance debates on such issues.

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