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COFACE-Families Europe – April 2019 newsletter now published

COFACE-Families Europe has recently published the April edition of its newsletter.

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Hacking online hate speech with SELMA

Hate speech is increasingly common on social media; but that does not make it any less problematic. A recent study released by the SELMA (Social and Emotional Learning for Mutual Awareness) project shows how online hate speech has become an inevitable part of young people's daily experiences online, with education and awareness-raising efforts on the topic lagging behind. To complement existing initiatives to regulate, monitor or report online hate speech, a more pro-active answer is needed.

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Digital citizenship competition in Romania

  • Awareness
  • 05/12/2018
  • Romanian Safer Internet Centre

In Romania, 12,000 students, parents and teachers participated in the "Digital Citizenship Competition – Rights and responsibilities on the internet regarding personal data".

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Digital citizenship and digital literacy – essential skills for today's world

  • Awareness
  • 16/01/2018
  • 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.

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"DIGital futures: promises and pitfalls": Insafe at EuroDIG 2017

"DIGital futures: promises and pitfalls" is the theme of this year's EuroDIG, taking place in Tallinn, Estonia from 6-7 June 2017.

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New Maltese workbooks help young people learn digital citizenship skills

  • Awareness
  • 08/03/2017
  • 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.

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European Youth Panel 2016

This year again, young people from across Europe will meet for the 8th edition of the European Youth Panel (YEP) taking place in Luxembourg on 23 November 2016 at Forum Geesseknäppchen.
 
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European Schoolnet's EMINENT 2016 Conference

Prague, 18 November 2016
 
European Schoolnet's EMINENT 2016 Conference under the theme 'The Quest for European Digital Citizenship' took place on 17-18 November, in Prague (Czech Republic).
 
European Schoolnet, the network of 30 European Ministries of Education, is committed to supporting young people's active and participative digital citizenship, through helping them develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to thrive in today's digital society.
 
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COFACE - October newsletter now published

COFACE-Families Europe has recently published the October edition of its newsletter.

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The voice of youth: Back2School as good digital citizens

  • News
  • 28/09/2016
  • 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.

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