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.

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Content with tag childhood .

Early childhood education and care poll: have your say!

  • Youth
  • 07/04/2017
  • European Schoolnet

More than 250 early childhood education and care (ECEC) stakeholders met at the Great Start in Life conference to discuss this important stage in learner development. Now, we are inviting you to share your opinion!

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European Commission welcomes cooperation for a better internet for minors on SID 2017

Today, millions of people in 120 countries are participating in Safer Internet Day. The 2017 motto is "Be the change: unite for a better internet". 

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UK SID celebrations focus on the power of image

  • Awareness
  • 07/02/2017
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Today, Tuesday, 7 February 2017, Safer Internet Day (SID) is celebrated across the globe. In the UK, SID celebrations focus on the power of image in today's digital youth culture. A press release from the UK Safer Internet Centre outlines the activities of the day.

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Safer Internet Day 2017 - Be the change: Unite for a better internet

  • Awareness
  • 06/02/2017
  • Ida, Swedish youth panellist

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 Safer Internet Day (SID) 2017 celebrations, we hear from 16-year-old Ida from Sweden.

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Growing Up Digital – new report in England

The Children's Commissioner for England launched a new report in early January 2017 which is a culmination of the work of a "Growing Up Digital" task force. The task force is calling for three interventions from the government in order to ensure that children and young people are fully prepared for a digital life.

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PantallasAmigas commended for its work in fighting gender-based digital violence

The Spanish government has recently given recognition to PantallasAmigas for its work in preventing and fighting gender-based digital violence in adolescents.

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Commercialisation of children online – media literacy must complement regulation

  • Awareness
  • 15/12/2016
  • Norwegian Safer Internet Centre

The December 2016 edition of the BIK bulletin focuses on online adverting and the commercialisation of childhood. Here, we hear from Lars Erik Krogsrud, advisor at the Norwegian Media Authority and Thomas Haugan-Hepsø, senior advisor and project coordinator for Safer Internet Centre Norway/The Norwegian Media Authority on some of the challenges they are facing in the new digital age.

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It's easy to get influenced online by people you look up to

  • Awareness
  • 14/12/2016
  • Ida, Swedish youth panellist

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 December 2016 edition of the BIK bulletin, which focuses on online adverting and the commercialisation of childhood, we asked some of our youth panellists their views. Here, 16-year-old Ida from Sweden has her say.

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