NEWS

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.

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Addressing the challenges of digital parenting in the era of big data

  • Awareness
  • 18/09/2019
  • Andra Siibak, Professor of Media Studies at the University of Tartu

Parenthood has undergone a transformation in today's digital and data-oriented society. Many gadgets offer the option of monitoring, analysing, saving and even sharing our offsprings' development, behaviour or movement online. Although many believe that technological aids make the challenging tasks of parenting slightly easier, active use of digital gadgets has brought about a completely new problem – datafication of childhoods. Andra Siibak, Professor of Media Studies at the University of Tartu, reflects on the implications these trends are currently having on parenting.

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Smart device security: My possessions in the information age

  • Awareness
  • 14/01/2019
  • Estonian Safer Internet Centre

Veiko Hani, training provider at Eduring, deconstructs the commonly-accepted notion that a smart device is not really valuable, and that losing it is not very damageable, to increase awareness about the paramount importance of online safety and data protection.

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Latest helpline trends: Quarter 1, 2018

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.

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Protect your personal data - protect yourself

  • Awareness
  • 26/01/2017
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

Social networks have made it possible for individuals to quickly and easily share different types of media and information. With just a few clicks, you can post messages that could give away enough personal information to compromise your privacy. So, that's why it is critical to know how to protect your personal data. Because this way, you actually protect yourself.

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IGF workshop: Is personal data ‘mine' or there to be ‘mined'? – a view from Portugal

  • Awareness
  • 21/12/2016
  • Ana Neves, Department for Information Society, Portugal

At the recent Internet Governance Forum (IGF), which this year took place in Guadalajara, Mexico from 6-9 December 2016, Insafe organised a workshop (WS 114) titled "Is personal data ‘mine' or there to be ‘mined'?". Here, Ana Neves, Director of the Department for Information Society – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia in Portugal, shares her insights following her participation in the discussion.

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‘Online Safety in Transition' - Family Online Safety Institute Annual Conference 2016

Cyberbullying, cyber ethics and hate speech, as well as the world of connected toys, good digital parenting and online privacy, were key concepts discussed during the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) Annual Conference, held on 1 December 2016 in Washington DC.

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Latest helpline trends: Quarter 1, 2016

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.

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CodeX – Mission Secure: Enhancing children's privacy online

  • Awareness
  • 27/05/2016
  • Danish Safer Internet Centre

Children and young people's lives are increasingly taking place online, both in schools and at home. This digital life brings many advantages, but also some security risks. Young people may surf at the speed of light, but sometimes they end up in situations which they do not know how to handle. The learning resource 'CodeX – Mission Secure' seeks to empower them online. 

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Latest helpline trends reveal drop in cyberbullying

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. The latest helpline trends reveal a drop in cyberbullying.

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Latest helpline trends

Safer Internet Centres in Europe typically have a helpline (as well as an awareness centre, hotline and youth participation team).

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