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
The Safer Internet Forum 2018 took place on Tuesday, 20 November 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Brussels, Belgium. More than 250 people from approximately 40 countries participated in discussions around "The impact of technology on children, young people and society".Read more
- Te Protejo, the Colombian hotline
On Wednesday, 26 September 2018, Te Protejo, the hotline in Colombia, hosted the sixth edition of "Conectados para Protegerlos" (Connected to protect them).Read more
- Nettivihje, the Finnish Hotline
Nettivihje organised a seminar on child sexual abuse (CSA) and digital media with the Regional State Administrative Agencies on Thursday, 13 September in Jyväskylä, Finland.Read more
- Spletno oko, the Slovenian hotline
On 18 October 2018, at the invitation of the Spletno oko hotline, Minister of Interior Boštjan Poklukar visited the Faculty of Social Sciences in the University of Ljubljana.Read more
- Karl Hopwood, Helpline Coordinator
Facebook hit the headlines again recently, but for a very positive reason. Apparently, in a three-month period, the social media giant has removed 8.7 million images which violated policies on child nudity or sexual exploitation of children. Here, Karl Hopwood, Helpline Coordinator, gives his view on the news.Read more
- ISPAI Hotline.ie, the Irish hotline
The Internet Service Providers Association of Ireland (ISPAI) Hotline.ie has released its 2017 annual report. The trends indicate an increase both in the quantity and severity of the reported materials.Read more
- ECPAT, the Swedish hotline
- SafeLine, the Greek hotline
The Greek hotline SafeLine has published its 2017 annual report, which focuses on the statistical data and the trends observed during the period 2011-2017.Read more
- No Grey Areas of Child Sexual Exploitation network
Images of children sexual exploitation is an ongoing issue on the internet. These images range from depictions of sexual abuse to the presentation of children as sex objects and even everyday photos tagged with sexualised comments.Read more
- APLE Cambodia (Internet Hotline Cambodia (IHC))
While technology provides a lot of benefits, it has also been exploited for illegal activities such as producing, accessing and distributing child sexual abuse materials (CSAM). Online child sexual exploitation (OCSE) is a growing concern among stakeholders, however, not many people are aware of or recognise the nature and scope of the problem.Read more