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CO:RE – A pan-European knowledge platform on digital technologies in the lives of children

The CO:RE – Children Online: Research and Evidence (CO:RE) project is a three-year long project funded by the European Commission in the framework of Horizon 2020, aiming to establish a pan-European knowledge platform on digital technologies in the lives of children and young people.

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Horizon 2020 – Studying the impact of digital transformations on children and youth

The time children and young people spend online has increased significantly, giving them access to unprecedented opportunities but also exposing them to new risks. To address this new reality, the European Commission (EC) is funding four Horizon 2020 projects: CO:RE, DigiGen, DIGYMATEX, and ySKILLS, all of which have synergies with Better Internet for Kids (BIK) actions.

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Safety recommendations for distance learning for Portuguese schools

  • Awareness
  • 29/04/2020
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

The Directorate-General for Education from the Portuguese Ministry of Education, in collaboration with the National Cybersecurity Centre and the National Data Protection Commission, have produced a set of recommendations and guidelines for teachers and educators to abide by when using digital technologies to support distance learning.

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Children's screen time during homeschooling and coronavirus

  • Awareness
  • 27/04/2020
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

Ever since schools have closed in Austria, remote teaching has become children's new daily reality. Some children perceive it as the freedom to structure their day between leisure and working time independently, while others – especially those with learning difficulties and their parents - struggle with homeschooling. Another consequence of the COVID-19 crisis is that children's screen time has significantly surged.

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Making the internet a place of empowerment for children on the autism spectrum

Thursday, 2 April 2020 is World Autism Awareness Day. This event aims to encourage Member States of the United Nations (UN) to raise awareness about people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) throughout the world.

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New awareness campaign on the use of screens in the family

  • Awareness
  • 25/03/2020
  • Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centre

In cooperation with BEE SECURE, the Luxembourgish Ministry of Education has launched an awareness campaign on "The use of screens in the family" which will run until April 2020. The aim of the campaign is to make parents aware of their role in this regard and to provide them with advice on how to use digital media responsibly in the family.

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Portuguese children and young people among the most confident in using the internet

  • Awareness
  • 10/03/2020
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

The results of the European study "EU Kids Online 2020" were released on Tuesday, 11 February 2020, for the Safer Internet Day. In the article below, the Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) analyses the results obtained by Portuguese children and young people.

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Safer Internet Day study reveals that Greek children don't discuss online safety with parents

  • Awareness
  • 02/03/2020
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

Parents need to supervise their children's online habits and foster a relationship of trust; only then can we achieve greater protection for underage users in the digital world. This fact is highlighted in a new survey, conducted by the Greek Safer Internet Centre (SIC), with the support of the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs (F15/152679/167587/D1) in late 2019. 

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Safer Internet Day study on younger children's digital media use

  • Awareness
  • 28/02/2020
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

For Safer Internet Day, the Austrian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) released a study on the digital media habits of children aged 0-6.

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The best practice guide on positive online content for children is out for SID 2020!

This Tuesday, 11 February 2020, on the occasion of Safer Internet Day (SID) 2020, the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Coordination Team has published a best practice guide on positive online content for children. 

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