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- BIK Team
Safer Internet Day (SID) 2020 is fast approaching. On Tuesday, 11 February 2020, we will be millions around the globe, united to inspire positive change online. The campaign's slogan, "Together for a better internet", is a call to action for all stakeholders to join together and play their part in creating a better internet for everyone.Read more
- João Pedro Martins, BIK Youth Ambassador
In 2019, the Convention on the Rights of the Child turned 30. To celebrate this, Portuguese Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Ambassador João Pedro Martins took part in awareness sessions on the digital rights of children and young people in the Azores Archipelago, and shares some takeaways below.Read more
- BIK Team
In these times of intense debates on the future of Europe, the Insafe/INHOPE network of European Safer Internet Centres reflects on past achievements, current challenges, as well as on the road ahead.Read more
- CAHENF (Council of Europe Committee for the Rights of the Child)
In accordance with its terms of reference, and in line with the Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child (2016-2021), the Ad Hoc Committee for the Rights of the Child (CAHENF) is elaborating guidelines for member States to promote, protect and fulfil children's rights in the digital environment, with the support of its drafting group (CAHENF-IT). The elaboration of the draft legal instrument started in 2016 and is expected to be completed by November 2017.Read more
- BIK Team
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Roundtable on children's rights, organised by European Schoolnet, KU Leuven and the University of Ghent, took place on 23 June 2017. On the occasion, legislators, data protection authorities (DPAs), industry and education representatives, stakeholders and civil society gathered in Brussels to discuss the challenges of the GDPR, which will come into effect in the EU in May 2018.Read more
- BIK Team
On Friday, 23 June 2017, legislators, Data Protection Authorities (DPAs), industry, education stakeholders and civil society representatives from across Europe met in Brussels, Belgium, to discuss the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with a particular focus on its implications for children's rights.Read more
- INHOPE, with input from Dr Eva Lievens, Ghent University
The lifespan and reach of an image online today is vast, and once distributed can be difficult to ever track or remove. This means that losing control of sensitive photos, even self-produced ones, can hold serious consequences, especially because seemingly innocent images may be used for anything from cyberbullying to child sexual exploitation or sextortion.Read more
- French Safer Internet Centre
Today, cyberviolence is one of the biggest risks confronting children online and their parents are often unprepared to protect them from its ever-changing forms. "Parents, let's talk about it!" is a web series with practical advice for parents.Read more
- Maltese Safer Internet Centre
Let's face it, we love it when we view that tiny red or blue number that appears on our social media profile page or on our phones. It tells us that somebody has something to say about us or to us, left us a comment or is liking one of our pictures. Notifications amplify our self-worth; they give us a sense of belonging as we know that someone out there is interested in what we have to say or do.Read more
- German Safer Internet Centre
Children and adolescents love to spend their free time with games on their PCs, smartphones or consoles. The strong-selling strategy-gaming apps Clash Royale and Clash of Clans are particularly popular among children (mainly boys) in Germany. What fascinates them about these games and what should parents be aware of?Read more