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Happy World Children's Day!

On Wednesday, 20 November 2019, we celebrate the United Nations (UN) World Children's Day, an international observance aiming to promote and celebrate children's rights everywhere around the world.

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How the EU protects your children online

The EU has put in place several legal measures to protect kids online and is working with Safer Internet Centres across all member countries for a better and safer internet for kids, and everyone else.

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A closer look at online hate speech for the International Day for Tolerance

Saturday, 16 November 2019 marks the United Nations International Day for Tolerance. This observance has been celebrated every year since 1995, when the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) adopted its Declaration of Principles on Tolerance.

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"Sometimes things just fall into place" – Nina Jelen on her participation in the #SaferInternet4EU Awards

  • Awareness
  • 31/10/2019
  • Nina Jelen, winner of the 2018 #SaferInternet4EU Awards' "Teachers" category

At the 2018 edition of the Safer Internet Forum (SIF), Nina Jelen, a Slovenian elementary school teacher, won first prize in the "Teachers" category of the #SaferInternet4EU Awards; an initiative launched by Commissioner Mariya Gabriel as part of a year-long campaign to support children, young people, parents, teachers, and other EU citizens to become empowered and responsible digital users. One year later, Nina looks back on this experience and how it has changed her career – and her life!

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Exploring digital respect as an antidote to online violence at Safer Internet Forum 2019

On Thursday, 21 November 2019, the Safer Internet Forum (SIF) will take place in Brussels Belgium. With a theme of "From online violence to digital respect", it will also celebrate 20 years of safer/better internet funding by the European Commission.

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BIK bulletin: focus on positive online content

In each edition of the BIK bulletin, we look at a topical issue – this September 2019, on the occasion of the Positive Online Content Awareness Month, we delve into positive online content: what it is, why it is necessary, how children (aged 0-12) can benefit from it, and how its production and mainstreaming can be facilitated to reach as many users as possible. In doing so, the present BIK bulletin will feature the perspectives of the different groups that have a stake in positive online content: young people, parents and carers, teachers and other educational staff, content producers, policy makers and the research community.

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Fighting disinformation in the EU – Progress and lessons learned

On Friday, 14 June 2019, the European Commission (EC) and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission reported on the progress achieved in the fight against disinformation and the main lessons drawn from the European elections, as a contribution to the discussions among EU leaders ahead of the European Council.

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Discussing future digital policy at the Digital Assembly 2019

The Digital Assembly, a forum for stakeholders to take stock of the achievements of the Digital Single Market Strategy, draw lessons and exchange views on the contours of a future digital policy, is taking place on Thursday, 13 and Friday, 14 June 2019 in Bucharest, Romania.

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#DigitalRespect4Her, a campaign against online violence against girls and women

Commissioners for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Věra Jourová and for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel launched #DigitalRespect4Her on Tuesday, 16 April 2019, with Members of the European Parliament, including President Antonio Tajani. This campaign aims to raise awareness of the violence that women face online on a daily basis.

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Save the date! The European Youth Week is getting close

The European Youth Week will take place from Monday, 29 April to Sunday, 5 May 2019. This event takes place every two years and aims to celebrate and promote youth engagement through activities organised in all 33 countries participating in Erasmus+.

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