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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- SWGfL, part of the UK Safer Internet Centre
South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL), a partner in the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC), has recently published a report that explores what causes young people upset online. The report is the second in a series titled "Young people, internet use and wellbeing in the UK". Compiled by Professor Andy Phippen from Plymouth University, the series explores the role of technology on young people's wellbeing. Each report in the series will have a specific area of focus, such as gender, age differences, and what harmful content means to young people. It assesses data provided by more than 8,200 young people from the ages of 9 - 18 across over 100 schools in the UK.Read more
UNICEF has launched its flagship publication, The State of the World's Children Report, which this year focuses on Children in a Digital World.Read more
- BIK Team
A good website or app can help to change a young person's life. It can help kids learn, develop and express themselves, while having fun at the same time. Equally, provision of such content and services can help to contribute to a better internet. To promote its creation and use, this week we launch the Positive Online Content Campaign with the release of a new website and an awareness-raising week to come.Read more
- BIK Team
Here on the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal, we're always pleased to hear from different stakeholders on how they contribute to a better and safer internet for children and young people in their own areas of work and activities.Read more
- BIK Team
Today, 4 June 2017, marks the 35th anniversary of the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression. It is an occasion to be reminded of the stories of the innocent children who, in these turbulent times, are victims of violence and aggression.Read more
- 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!Read more
- Janice Richardson and Vitor Tomé
Here on the Better Internet for Kids portal, we have touched upon the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) many times in the past, for example outlining some of the challenges in the March 2016 edition of the BIK bulletin. Here, guest contributors Janice Richardson and Vitor Tomé share their views on some of the reasons why children over the age of 13 should not require compulsory parental consent for internet service access.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
- Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre
As part of our ongoing roundup of Safer Internet Day (SID) 2017 activities across the globe, we hear from the Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre on how it marked the day.Read more
- Ukraine Safer Internet Day Committee
As part of our ongoing roundup of activity across the globe to celebrate the 2017 edition of Safer Internet Day, here we hear from our Ukrainian Safer Internet Day Committee on how they marked the day.Read more