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.

If you are interested in contributing content to the Better Internet for Kids portal and associated communication channels, please contact us at bik-content@eun.org.

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Next BIK bulletin tackles cyberbullying – subscribe now!

The next edition of the BIK bulletin will be issued at the end of March 2017 with a special focus topic of "Cyberbullying revisited".

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Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin

The Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin is a quarterly electronic newsletter with the aim of keeping you informed on better internet issues.

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YouTube stars: young entrepreneurs and digital technology

  • Awareness
  • 15/12/2016
  • Evelina, youth panellist and YouTube star

Social media relies on sharing, which can translate into more views, a higher number of followers and lately, into potential 21st century careers, such as becoming a YouTube star.

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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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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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Alliance to better protect minors online

  • News
  • 28/09/2016
  • BIK team

Following action lines concerning the protection of children online as identified in the proposal reviewing the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) from May 2016, Commissioner Günther Oettinger announced, in a recent blog post, that the first meeting of the Alliance to better protect minors online took place on 27 September 2016.

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The voice of youth: Back2School as good digital citizens

  • News
  • 28/09/2016
  • BIK youth

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 Back2School edition of the BIK bulletin, we asked three of our youth ambassadors how they plan to be good digital citizens as they embark on the start of a new academic year. Find out how they responded.

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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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