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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- Tessa Daniels, Guest blogger
Here on the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal, our aim is to provide a multistakeholder platform showcasing a range of viewpoints and experiences on keeping children and young people safe online. As such, we welcome guest blog posts on our areas of focus. We were recently contacted by Tessa Daniels, who shared with us her views on helping teens stay safe from cyberbullying, especially if transitioning to a new educational settingRead more
- Liam, student and Maltese Youth Panel Member
Here, Liam, a student and member of the Maltese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) Youth Panel, shares his views on dealing with online risks, especially for the protection of younger internet users.Read more
- Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centre
Cyberbullying (known as "cybermobbing" in Luxembourg) is not specifically mentioned as a criminal act in Luxembourgish law but, in most cases of cyberbullying, one or several laws of the criminal code will apply. Therefore, crimes committed in the context of cyberbullying are usually covered by law to some extent or other. The ability to file charges against a bully is generally already known by most people in the country, but the specifics about how to file a charge with the police and where to get personalised support on such issues are less known.Read more
- BIK Team
- Romanian Safer Internet Centre
The competition #WithoutHateOnline took place from June to September 2017 with the aim of combating and preventing online bullying, a phenomenon which is quite widespread among Romanian children. More than 69 per cent of Romanian youth report having encountered bullying on the internet.Read more
- COFACE Families Europe
COFACE Families Europe has recently published the September 2017 edition of its newsletter.Read more
- Vodafone UK
In this blog, Catherine Russell, Corporate Social Responsibility Lead at Vodafone UK, talks about the challenges parents face in keeping their children safe online, and the importance of helping young people to develop critical thinking skills and digital resilience. Catherine also introduces the latest edition of Vodafone UK's annual Digital Parenting magazine, providing a whole host of practical help and advice for parents, not just in the UK, but across Europe and beyond too.Read more
- BIK Team
- BIK Team and Croatian Safer Internet Centre
Every couple of months we hear about a new application that causes enormous interest and, sometimes, controversy. Sarahah is one such app. With the help of the Croatian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), we've prepared this article to provide more information about the app, while also outlining some tips and precautions when using it.Read more