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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European youth targeted with sexual harassment on the internet

  • Awareness
  • 07/12/2017
  • Danish, Hungarian and UK Safer Internet Centres

Recent research published by Project deSHAME, a Europe-wide collaboration, reveals that young people across Europe are being targeted by their peers with online sexual harassment, defined as unwanted sexual conduct, across a range of digital platforms.

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The Nordic Game Day event expands to a full week in 2017!

  • Awareness
  • 07/12/2017
  • Danish Safer Internet Centre

Nordic Game Week is a collaborative annual event hosted by partners in the Nordic countries. Although colleagues in Finland act as the primary facilitator of the event, all of the Nordic countries are represented via local public libraries and organisations. In Denmark, for example, 25 local libraries and one coffee shop participated in the event. Previously, the game event has taken place on a single day but, this year, participants contributed more resources to keep the event going for a full week.

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SoMe Youth Panel in Denmark

  • Awareness
  • 22/11/2017
  • Danish Safer Internet Centre

The Danish youth ambassador panel, "SoMe Youth Panel", consists of ten young people (six girls and four boys) aged 13-18. They have been recruited from around Denmark with representation from different demographic, ethnic and socio-economic groups and with no special prerequisites for participation other than being young, and being prepared to take part in the workshops and to be the voice of a generation in different contexts. In recruiting young people for the youth panel, the Danish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) benefitted from the great network of schools that Save the Children Denmark (SCDK) and the Centre for Digital Youth Care (CDYC) have built throughout the years of working in the field.

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Naked online - young people sharing pictures

  • Awareness
  • 23/06/2016
  • Danish Safer Internet Centre

In 2015, the Danish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) (Save the Children Denmark, Centre for Digital Youth Care and The Media Council for Children & Young People) launched a booklet, ‘So you got naked online' (in Danish: ‘Har du været nøgen på nettet?') with information and practical tools for children and young people who have experienced their intimate pictures being shared.

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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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Game Work – a workshop about design and production of video games with pupils in 5th grade

  • Awareness
  • 16/05/2016
  • Danish Safer Internet Centre

Children and youth are consumers of so many different technologies but rarely have the chance to have a closer look at what is behind the technology. In May 2015, a group of students from the IT University of Copenhagen Games Education, in collaboration with The Media Council for Children & Young People and the Danish Film Institute, held a workshop for a group of 5th graders, inviting the pupils to have a look behind the scenes of video games development.

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GDPR from a youth perspective

At the end of March 2016 we published the latest edition of the BIK bulletin with a special focus on the topic of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Yesterday, the new legislation was adopted. In this article, three members of the Danish youth panel express their views on what the changes might mean for them, with particular reference to Article 8 which could have repercussions on the use of social media for young people under 16 as parental consent is now needed.

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Debating data protection with Danish adolescents

  • Awareness
  • 30/03/2016
  • Danish Safer Internet Centre

Your digital footprints often seem to be invisible, but what are you really agreeing to when confirming ‘Terms & Conditions' in an app? With the newly proposed General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), it is as relevant as ever to put the spotlight on the data protection and the digital identity of youth.

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