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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- UK Safer Internet Centre
Kate Edwards, a former teacher and current Education and Safeguarding Manager at Childnet, looks at Childnet's brand new resource for children aged 11-14, targeting online pornography, healthy relationships and body image online.Read more
- Polish Safer Internet Centre
February is a very busy month for online safety organisations in Poland. In 2019, as in previous years, a main Safer Internet Day (SID) conference in Warsaw marked the beginning of a month of awareness raising around SID in the country.Read more
- Lithuanian Safer Internet Centre
The 2019 Safer Internet Day (SID) celebrations took place on Tuesday, 5 February 2019. The campaign's slogan, "Together for a better internet", was a call for all countries involved to invite stakeholders to join together and play their part in creating a better internet for everyone, and especially for younger users.Read more
- Latvian Safer Internet Centre
The Latvian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) celebrated Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019 by organising the national finale of the "Wifi's game" tournament, launching social media campaign "Сut into root!", announcing a contest for pupils "Challenge your grey cells!", as well as by supporting the organisation of online safety events at schools and libraries across Latvia.Read more
- Point de Contact, the French hotline
To mark Safer Internet Day 2019, the French hotline Point de Contact has launched a new browser add-on allowing users to easily report harmful content to the hotline.Read more
- UK Safer Internet Centre
The most widely acknowledged concern among parents is exposure of their children to online pornography according to recent research. A collaborative study was conducted with the University of Plymouth by South West Grid for Learning, as part of its work within the UK Safer Internet Centre.Read more
- Spletno oko, the Slovenian hotline
On Thursday, 27 September 2018, the eighth annual Spletno oko conference on child sexual abuse online took place. This year's theme was "Treatment of e-abuses of children: from theory to practice".Read more
- Portuguese Safer Internet Centre
The easy access to pornographic content offered by search engines to anyone, including young children, is one the main concerns of parents nowadays. Teresa Sofia Castro, post-doctoral researcher in Educational Technology at the New University of Lisbon, Portugal, recounts her research interviews with children on the topic, and suggests some guidelines for parents.Read more
- Austrian Safer Internet Centre
In May 2018, Austrian helpline "147 Rat auf Draht" and SOS Kinderdorf jointly released a study on how young people in Austria are affected by sexual harassment – in particular, grooming – and violence online.Read more
- BIK Team
Children and young people have always been interested in taking up challenges, competing against others and doing dares, and the internet and social media has certainly given wider publicity to this type of activity. Things like the ice-bucket challenge and the cinnamon challenge are two popular examples which gained popularity thanks to the internet.Read more