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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- Italian Safer Internet Centre
For Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019, the Italian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) organised a large event which took place at the MiCo Congress Centre in Milan. Five hundred students came from schools all across the country to say no to bullying and cyberbullying.Read more
- Maltese Safer Internet Centre
Maltese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) BeSmartOnline! reflects on cyberbullying and in particular on schools' responsibilities to tackle this issue.Read more
COFACE-Families Europe has recently published the November edition of its newsletter.Read more
UNICEF has launched a new campaign with a clear objective – to "#ENDviolence in schools" – and a strong message – "Don't let violence be an everyday lesson". The problem of violence at school is all the more important given that, according to the report, half of students aged 13 to 15 worldwide – around 150 million – have experienced peer-to-peer violence in and around school.Read more
- BIK Team
Bullying in the school environment – which can often result in violence or simply contribute to a series of negative consequences for both the victims and the bullies - has become a major concern across the European Union and beyond. As one of the main reasons of bullying and school violence is determined by the discrimination of youngsters on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity, looking for evidence and practices to generate strategies for inclusive and safe schools, referring to empirical evidence and research results, is essential.Read more
- BIK Team/ITU COP
"What do you think about uncool behaviour online?" is the question that entices YOUth from all over the world to get on board the Operation Uncool initiative. This is actually an online consultation that seeks to collect views, ideas and thoughts from YOUth on cyberbullying by means of four missions run on the RErights platform. Each mission asks YOUth to go through a range of activities and answer questions related to the topic of the mission.Read more
- Cerebral Palsy Guidance
A recent focus on the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal has been on tolerance online. We were pleased, therefore, to hear from the team at Cerebal Palsy Guidance - www.cerebralpalsyguidance.com - on the particular issues facing children with disabilities and how we can work together to overcome the challenges they face.Read more
- UK Safer Internet Centre
To support schools develop effective strategies to understand, prevent and respond to cyberbullying, Childnet, as part of the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC), have launched their new cyberbullying guidance along with a practical toolkit for teachers.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
Summer holidays are over and the new school year has started –so it's a good opportunity to take a look at the media literacy events coming up in the Netherlands. An overview of campaigns, conferences and other activities for parents, teachers, youngsters and professionals follows - summarised by Mediawijzer.net*, the Dutch centre of expertise for media literacy.Read more