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Safer Internet Day 2019 in Norway: GDPR, social media and children under 13

  • Awareness
  • 04/03/2019
  • Norwegian Safer Internet Centre

Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) made its way through Europe last summer, a new discussion has emerged – and it is perhaps high time: what does the age limits and ratings on social media mean? And when do we, as grown-ups, determine that it is "ok to join"?

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Hate speech online – EU Code of Conduct ensures swift response

The fourth evaluation on the EU Code of Conduct has been published on Monday, 4 February 2019, for Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019, demonstrating that this initiative by the European Commission (EC) delivers successful results.

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Data Protection Day 2019 – Are you #PrivacyAware?

On Monday, 28 January 2019, we will celebrate Data Protection Day – also called Data Privacy Day on the other side of the Atlantic – a worldwide event aiming to spread awareness about privacy and to educate citizens on how to secure their personal information.

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Looking back on a decade of safer internet activities in Czechia

  • Awareness
  • 18/12/2018
  • Czech Safer Internet Centre

As 2018 draws to an end, it's a good time to reflect on how far Safer Internet Centres (SICs) have come. Next year marks the start of a new two-year funding period for Safer Internet Centres in Europe, under the EC's Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), building on previous funding cycles in creating a safer and better internet for Europe's children and young people. While the National Safer Internet Centre (NCBI) in Czechia will be ending its engagement in the Safer Internet project and handing over the baton to a new project consortium, it looks back over the last decade of its involvement and summarises what has been achieved…  and what it will pass on to its successors.

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Greece – GDPR and protection of children's online privacy

  • Awareness
  • 27/11/2018
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

The third meeting of the Greek Safer Internet Centre's (SIC) Advisory Board took place on Tuesday, 13 November 2018, gathering representatives of the state, industry, the academic community and child protection organisations. The discussions focused on the changes in the protection of children's online privacy that are still pending, even after the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Facebook takes action on child nudity and sexual exploitation

  • Awareness
  • 30/10/2018
  • Karl Hopwood, Helpline Coordinator

Facebook hit the headlines again recently, but for a very positive reason. Apparently, in a three-month period, the social media giant has removed 8.7 million images which violated policies on child nudity or sexual exploitation of children. Here, Karl Hopwood, Helpline Coordinator, gives his view on the news.

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Children's rights online: Ongoing debate, ongoing change

  • Awareness
  • 02/05/2018
  • Lorcan, Webwise Ireland Youth panellist

Lorcan, a member of the Webwise youth panel (part of the Irish Safer Internet Centre), recently attended the Facebook/Google EMEA Child Safety Summit in Dublin, Ireland, taking part in a panel discussion to ensure that the voice of youth was heard. Here, he recounts his experience.

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Facebook announces new partnership with the Childnet Digital Leaders Programme

  • Awareness
  • 18/10/2017
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Childnet, part of the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC), is teaming up with Facebook and the Diana Award to deliver a project that will see thousands of young people across the UK trained as peer educators.

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Safer Internet Day 2017 in Nigeria

  • Awareness
  • 07/03/2017
  • Nigerian Safer Internet Day Committee

As part of our ongoing round up of Safer Internet Day 2017 celebrations across the globe, we are delighted to share with you a report from the Nigerian Safer Internet Day Committee, coordinated by the International Centre for Leadership Development Nigeria, on the events that took place in Lagos on 7 February 2017.

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Fake news

In recent weeks, "fake news" has become a hot topic. In the recent US presidential elections, ‘fake news' involving both candidates and its possible influence on US voters' decision-making processes have been at the frontline of discussions. 

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