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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- BIK Team
On Thursday, 21 November 2019, the Safer Internet Forum (SIF) took place in Brussels, Belgium. With a theme of "From online violence to digital respect", it also celebrated 20 years of safer/better internet funding by the European Commission. Below, read the summary of the keynote session led by Thordis Elva, Icelandic writer, speaker and journalist.Read more
- 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"?Read more
- BIK Team
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.Read more
- BIK Team
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.Read more
- 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.Read more
- 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).Read more
- 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.Read more
- Lorcan, Webwise Ireland Youth panellist
- 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.Read more
- 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.Read more