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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- BIK Team
On Tuesday, 5 February 2019, on the occasion of Safer Internet Day (SID), the European Commission announced the next steps in the EU to increase the protection of children and young people on the internet.Read more
- Romanian Safer Internet Centre
Here, Ora de Net, part of the Romanian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), outlines its strategy for raising awareness of, and developing appropriate methods for, preventing and combating abuse in the online environment using a multidisciplinary approachRead more
We recently told you about Microsoft's Digital Civility Index providing a new measure of people's safety online and exposure to risks, launched on the occasion of Safer Internet Day (SID) 2017. Microsoft attended the US Safer Internet Day event to talk about the index. Youth and teens attending the event embraced the corresponding "Digital Civility Challenge" and committed to being kinder and more respectful to one another online.Read more
- Czech Safer Internet Centre
Everyone working in the field of the online crime prevention knows how difficult is to work with families. We are able to address children - our main target group - directly through events organised for them or via teachers equipped with our handbooks and other supporting materials. But what about parents? It's notoriously difficult to reach them. There is sometime a lack of interest in the virtual lives of their children and so, often, they are not interested in special workshops and education in this field. Indeed, fathers and mothers often feel ashamed to talk to their children about sensitive online issues because they feel that their children are more adept at using the internet. But what about grandparents?Read more
Hotlines face a range of unique challenges in their work handling reports of web-based child sexual abuse material (CSAM). To assist them, INHOPE, the International Association of Internet Hotlines, provides core training to equip them with the skills and knowledge necessary to do the job properly and safely.Read more
In the fight against online child sexual abuse, "jokainen vihje on tärkeä", every report counts, as they say in Finnish. Nettivihje has been in operation since 2002 and offers the public a way to report potential illegal online content, especially concerning child sexual abuse material (CSAM). Reports can be made anonymously.Read more
- 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.Read more
- BIK team
The Insafe network of helplines collects data about the types of calls that they receive and this is analysed every three months to look at trends and new and emerging issues.Read more
- Belgian Safer Internet Centre
Global launch of the terminology guidelines for the protection of children from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse
The global launch of the Terminology Guidelines for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, dubbed hereafter the ‘Luxembourg Guidelines' took place on 14 June 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland.Read more