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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- BIK Team
"How to better respect, protect and fulfil the rights of the child in the digital environment is at the core of the new Recommendation adopted (…) by the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers. Building on international and European legal instruments, the text provides comprehensive guidelines for action by European governments".Read more
UNICEF has launched its flagship publication, The State of the World's Children Report, which this year focuses on Children in a Digital World.Read more
- Maltese Safer Internet Centre/Stephen Camilleri, Education Officer – PSCD
As part of the BeSmartOnline! project in Malta, Personal Social and Career Development (PSCD) Education Officers have developed a series of workbooks to help teach young people digital citizenship skills. Read on to find out more.Read more
- BIK Team
The Children's Commissioner for England launched a new report in early January 2017 which is a culmination of the work of a "Growing Up Digital" task force. The task force is calling for three interventions from the government in order to ensure that children and young people are fully prepared for a digital life.Read more
- BIK team
Saturday, 1 October 2016 was the United Nations International Day of Older Persons. This annual day of celebration encourages us all to reflect on the role of older persons in making wide-ranging contributions to economic and social development, along with the challenges older persons may encounter such as discrimination and social exclusion. Here on the Better internet for Kids (BIK) portal, we use the occasion as an opportunity to reflect upon the challenges older persons may encounter in the digital age.Read more
- Estonian Institute of Human Rights
On 4 November 2016 (with a reception on the evening of 3 November 2016), Tallinn will host an international conference on children's rights. The conference is organised by the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the Estonian Institute of Human Rights. The event is a part of the Estonian Chairmanship in the Council of Europe.Read more
- BIK youth
Hearing the views and the voices of youth is an important part of the work we do in aiming to create a better internet for Kids. As part of our Back2School edition of the BIK bulletin, we asked three of our youth ambassadors how they plan to be good digital citizens as they embark on the start of a new academic year. Find out how they responded.Read more
- BIK team
A new research report from Ofcom in the UK has found that "digital detoxers" are looking to strike a healthier balance between technology and "life beyond the screen".Read more
- Icelandic Safer Internet Centre
Home and School and SAFT (the Icelandic Safer Internet Centre (SIC)) have recently signed an agreement with Vodafone regarding the publication of a special magazine on the responsible and positive internet use of children and young people and other educational resources.Read more
- Latvian Safer Internet Centre
In late May, the Digital Security Alliance carried out a social experiment in Latvia, in which people in the streets were prompted to enter their passwords in a program which, they were told, verified their safety.Read more