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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- 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.Read more
- 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.Read more
- BIK Team
- 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.Read more
- 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.Read more
- BIK Team
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.Read more
- BIK team
- 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.Read more
- BIK Coordination 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. The latest helpline trends reveal a drop in cyberbullying.Read more