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
- 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.Read more
- BIK Team
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.Read more
- BIK Team
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.Read more
- 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.Read more
- Austrian Safer Internet Centre
In the June 2017 edition of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin, we look at the highly topical issue of fake news. Here, Saferinternet.at, the Austrian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), outlines how it is meeting the challenge with resources such as a bingo card, a parental video guide and educational material for teachers.Read more
- Safer Internet Armenia (safe.am)
Safer Internet Armenia was actively involved in the recent EuroDIG session "From internet users to digital citizens" held in Tallinn, Estonia, on 7 June 2017. The session, co-organised by the Internet Society European Affairs Bureau, gathered experts from business, government, academia and civil society to discuss what digital literacy means in today's internet environment and how the existing skill sets can be upgraded. Successful examples of digital literacy initiatives were examined and best digital skills strategies at community level were debated.Read more
- Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre
As part of our ongoing roundup of Safer Internet Day (SID) 2017 activities across the globe, we hear from the Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre on how it marked the day.Read more
- Dutch Safer Internet Centre
On the occasion of Safer Internet Day 2017, Vodafone and Veiliginternetten.nl launched new free educational materials "Safe and Social" aimed at secondary schools. This package of four lessons focusses on digital empowerment and resilience. Also available are e-zines for young people and parents. Already 448 (out of 638) secondary schools have shown interest in the materials.Read more
- Global Kids Online/Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre
New findings from Global Kids Online Bulgaria, launched today, Safer Internet Day 2017, by the Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), reveal that children are spending more time online at increasingly younger ages. Even though many of them are technically competent and skilled internet users, few children take full advantage of the online opportunities or act in a proactive way.Read more