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UNICEF has launched a new campaign with a clear objective – to "#ENDviolence in schools" – and a strong message – "Don't let violence be an everyday lesson". The problem of violence at school is all the more important given that, according to the report, half of students aged 13 to 15 worldwide – around 150 million – have experienced peer-to-peer violence in and around school.Read more
- French Safer Internet Centre
In 2018, French awareness centre "Internet sans crainte" held a youth panel about cyberbullying in Meaux, Seine-et-Marne.Read more
- BIK Team
A new "Insafe insights…" series of reports draws on the experience and expertise of the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) in Europe to tackle some of the most topical issues encountered in its day-to-day operations.Read more
- BIK Team
- 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