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Content with tag gaming .

Webinar on gaming for young Europeans

  • Youth
  • 02/06/2017
  • BIK Team

On Tuesday, 23 May 2017, a new youth webinar titled "How do YOUth game? Youth perspectives on the benefits of gaming" brought together youth panellists from the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) in Europe to learn more about gaming. 

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How do YOUth game? Youth perspectives on the benefits of gaming

  • Youth
  • 12/05/2017
  • BIK Team

Youth panellists from the Insafe network's national youth panels are invited to participate in a new webinar focusing on gaming. Taking place on Tuesday, 23 May 2017 from 17:00 CEST, the webinar is part of a wider elearning programme that aims to empower youth and provide them with the necessary knowledge and skills to be responsible digital citizens, able to benefit from meaningful participation and involvement in discussions that matter to them.

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Event in the Italian Parliament marks Safer Internet Day 2017

How can politics intervene in preventing cyberbullying? Do you wake up at night to check your phone? Are you listening to YouTubers' suggestions? Do you think that the internet will be a safer place in 2017?

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MMORPGs: What parents need to know…

  • Awareness
  • 18/01/2017
  • German Safer Internet Centre

Children and adolescents love to spend their free time with games on their PCs, smartphones or consoles. The strong-selling strategy-gaming apps Clash Royale and Clash of Clans are particularly popular among children (mainly boys) in Germany. What fascinates them about these games and what should parents be aware of?

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Online games

  • Awareness
  • 24/11/2016
  • João Pedro Martins, Youth moderator

This week, 19 youth panellists from across Europe are meeting in Luxembourg at the European Youth Panel. This annual event precedes the Safer Internet Forum (SIF) 2016, where the participating youth also input to high-level discussions with multiple stakeholders on creating a better internet. Here, one of the participants, João Pedro Martins, a 19-year-old computer engineering student from Portugal, provides his views on online games.

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Supporting your children to online game safely

With the summer holidays upon us, many children will undoubtedly be spending more time on tech including playing online games. Although online gaming can encourage the development of many positive skills, such as strategy and problem solving, many parents and carers have fears and doubts about some of the potentially negative aspects of gaming.

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10th International Conference ‘Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online' is fast approaching

  • Awareness
  • 29/06/2016
  • Polish Safer Internet Centre

For the tenth time already, experts from all over Europe will gather to discuss both the biggest safety threats on the internet as well as the latest trends and possibilities for using new technologies by children and young people. The 10th International Conference ‘Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online' will take place on 20-21 September 2016 in Warsaw. The event is jointly organised by the Polish and German Safer Internet Centres.

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