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Positive Online Content to promote literacy among European children

Some say that the internet is ruining children's reading and writing skills; but positive online content has the potential to help even the youngest children to learn how to read and write, and to discover new languages online. To mark International Literacy Day (ILD), which takes place on Sunday, 8 September 2019, we look at a number of fun and educational online resources promoting literacy from all over Europe.

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The GDPR child's age of consent for data processing across the EU – one year later (July 2019)

  • Awareness
  • 01/07/2019
  • Ingrida Milkaite and Eva Lievens, Ghent University

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered into force more than a year ago, on 25 May 2018, yet our monitoring exercise concerning the implementation of article 8 GDPR is still ongoing with 2 Member States of the EU left to (formally) adopt their national implementation laws. 

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Get Online Week in Czechia

  • Awareness
  • 25/03/2017
  • Czech Safer Internet Centre

Get Online Week (GOW) is an annual digital empowerment campaign in Europe that engages and encourages people to use technology and the internet with confidence and with skills that allow them to benefit from the world of online opportunities. Supported by corporations, NGOs and public authorities, the campaign is organised each year in March by Telecentre Europe (TE), an umbrella organisation that represents European networks of ICT learning centres.

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Mental health and young people in the digital age: risks and opportunities

  • News
  • 19/10/2016
  • BIK team

Recognising the correlation between risks and opportunities of intense digital activity and young people's mental health, on the occasion of World Mental Health Day 2016, Mental Health Europe (MHE) organised the ‘Mental health and young people in the digital age: addressing risks, seizing opportunities‘ event at the European Parliament in Brussels.

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Raising awareness for World Mental Health Day

  • News
  • 10/10/2016
  • BIK team

Since 1992, World Mental Health Day has been celebrated annually on 10 October. As we constantly switch between offline and online activities in everyday life, we may easily come across situations and content that can impact and leave traces on our mental health, be it in a very aggressive or extremely subtle way. Raising awareness about the importance of protecting our mental health has therefore become essential.

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Celebrate the European Day of Languages!

Did you know that there are about 225 indigenous languages in Europe - roughly 3 per cent of the world's total? Or that while the English language borrowed words and expressions from many other languages in the past, European languages are now borrowing many words from English? 

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Focus on media and information literacy

The sixth edition of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin has now been published with a focus on media and information literacy in Europe.

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Media and information literacy policies in Europe – a timely assessment

In this article, we hear from Professor Sonia Livingstone OBE on media and information literacy policies across Europe and, in particular, the translit.fr resource.
 
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Happy Europe Day!

Today we celebrate Europe Day, an annual celebration of peace and unity in Europe. On 9 May 1950, the Schuman Declaration that launched the European Coal and Steel Community was signed: the first step on the road to today's European Union.

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European Get Online Week 2016: being confident, being digital

The seventh edition of the European Get Online Week (GOW) to digitally empower and employ people was celebrated on 14-20 March this year. With a record number of 29 campaign partners involved in 27 countries, the campaign proved again the necessity to raise awareness about ICT competence and the importance to see every European digitally savvy. Cisco and Liberty Global financially supported the campaign which was also endorsed by some of the European Commissioners.

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