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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- Maltese Safer Internet Centre
Today's youth generation appears to engage with all things that are digital without any effort at all, since they are born in an interactive world based on texting, mobile internet and social networking. Since much of the interaction in the digital world happens at a distance, students and adults alike are sometimes not aware of the cause and effect of their behaviour online. Perceived anonymity online also makes it easier for people to participate in unethical, and sometimes illicit, behaviours. Thus, it would be appropriate to say that this interactive world requires new codes of conduct so that people behave in an ethical and responsible way online.Read more
- BIK Team
"DIGital futures: promises and pitfalls" is the theme of this year's EuroDIG, taking place in Tallinn, Estonia from 6-7 June 2017.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
COFACE-Families Europe has recently published the October edition of its newsletter.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
- Digital Citizen Summit team
The Digital Citizenship Summit brings together people, organisations and companies to promote the safe, savvy and ethical use of social media and technology. The summit takes a multi-stakeholder approach to sharing ideas and best practices, and empowering citizens to be the digital change. The next event will be held on Friday, 28 October 2016 at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, and will be livestreamed to a global audience via Twitter's @TwitterSafety profile and embedded on the BeTheDigitalChange.com website.Read more
- BIK team
Acknowledging the various benefits and opportunities that both the internet and social media can bring, but also emphasising the potential threats and dangers which they can present, the Council of the European Union has recently adopted a set of conclusions on developing media literacy and critical thinking through education and training.Read more