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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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The transformative power of digitalisation in schools: where to draw the line?

Schools are key environments in which children acquire the necessary skills and competences to navigate throughout the adult world. As such, they carry a heavy responsibility in determining the future of our children. The past few decades have seen a major boom in information and communication technologies, especially with the advent of the internet and wireless devices like smartphones.

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European Cybersecurity Month – European teachers "Get Cyber Skilled"

On the occasion of European Cybersecurity Month (ECSM), celebrated in October, a learning event for teachers in Europe, called "Get Cyber Skilled", will be hosted on the eTwinning platform. The initiative is a partnership between the European Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT) in the European Commission, and European Schoolnet.

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eTwinning, the community for schools in Europe, is celebrating SID 2017!

eTwinning is the largest community for schools in Europe. It offers a safe platform for teachers to collaborate, share innovative practices, and engage in online-based projects with students from 42 countries.

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Do online risks have real-world consequences?

Debating the offline consequences of online behaviour is a frequent topic of discussion in the current digital age, by both internet safety experts and end-users alike.

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What does digital citizenship mean for eTwinning?

  • News
  • 24/10/2016
  • BIK team
"Digital citizenship is a broad concept that explores how best we should act in this online world, what we need to be aware of and of course what are our rights and responsibilities." This is one of the definitions given by eTwinning*, the community for schools in Europe, when referring to digital citizenship.
 
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Starting the new school year with eTwinning

  • News
  • 07/10/2016
  • BIK team

In order to mark World Teachers' Day, the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Coordination Team participated in the national eTwinning kick-off meeting in Ghent (Belgium), leading a workshop on eSafety and digital skills called ‘Better Internet for Kids: Help your students to grow up online!'.

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eSafety learning event

From the 3-14 October 2016, the Insafe Coordination Team is hosting an eTwinning plus learning event addressing teachers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Tunisia and Ukraine. The learning event will focus on eSafety and digital skills, and will cover a wide range of issues including cyberbullying, privacy and online reputation, as well as risks associated with cybercrime, viruses and malware. Schools have a key role to play here in terms of providing education to pupils (and possibly parents also), in order to provide them with the skills, tools and resilience that they need to stay safe online.

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Supporting the prevention of radicalisation leading to violent extremism

From encrypted messages to ‘lone wolves', the internet unfortunately provides a fertile field for fast dissemination of messages reflecting hate speech and terrorist propaganda. Online interactions have managed to bridge the distance between perpetrators and new affiliates, leading to the spread of terror initiatives and acts of extremism. 

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