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Content with tag digital literacy .

Supporting children's digital literacy from kindergarten – a priority for schools

  • Awareness
  • 17/12/2018
  • European Commission Joint Research Centre

Stéphane Chaudron, who works on research projects dedicated to Empowering Children Rights and Safety in emerging ICT at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (EC), reflects on the results of the latest study she has contributed to, with Rosanna Di Gioia and Monica Gemo, entitled "Young Children (0-8) and Digital Technology – A qualitative study across Europe".

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Dutch Media Literacy Week 2018: the highlights

  • Awareness
  • 11/12/2018
  • Dutch Safer Internet Centre

From 16-23 November 2018, the ninth edition of the national Media Literacy Week (Week van de Mediawijsheid) took place in the Netherlands. On this occasion, many activities were organised.

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Celebrating World Television Day

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 marks the United Nations' World Television Day. For the occasion, we'll be looking at an example of successful cooperation between Safer Internet Centres (SICs) and public TV broadcasters: the "Own It" programme developed by the BBC in partnership with the UK SIC.

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Code Week 2018 is here!

Participate with your students from 6-21 October 2018 and add some extra engagement and fun to your lessons.

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World Teachers' Day 2018

On Friday, 5 October 2018, we will celebrate World Teachers' Day, an initiative launched in 1994 to commemorate the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation on the Status of Teachers. 

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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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COFACE Families Europe – December 2017 newsletter now published

  • Awareness
  • 21/12/2017
  • COFACE Families Europe

COFACE Families Europe has recently published the December 2017 edition of its newsletter featuring several items which touch upon the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) areas of work.

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International Literacy Day: Literacy in a digital world

Literacy, in its most basic sense, is defined as the ability to read, to write and to count. In time, its meaning has broadened to comprise a wide range of skills and abilities that are needed to fully and actively be part of society. Undeniably, literacy has become crucial in empowering children, young people and adults alike, and ensuring that they acquire those skills and competencies necessary to help them contribute to society and improve their lives.

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How to keep kids and teens safe online

Here on the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal, we're always pleased to hear from different stakeholders on how they contribute to a better and safer internet for children and young people in their own areas of work and activities.

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Combatting fake news through education

  • Awareness
  • 29/06/2017
  • Florian Daniel, Youth Ambassador

The June 2017 edition of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin focuses on the highly topical issue of fake news. As always in the work we do in creating a safer and better internet, gaining the perspectives of young people is essential. Here, Florian from Austria shares his views.

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