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The Insafe network attends the Internet Governance Forum – Day 0

The Insafe network held a day 0 event at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Berlin, taking place from Monday, 25 to Friday, 29 November 2019.  The workshop was entitled "How is life in the digital age treating us? Opportunities and risks for people's wellbeing". 

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Discussing online wellbeing and hate speech at the Internet Governance Forum

Monday, 25 November 2019 marks the start of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Berlin, Germany. This year, an Insafe delegation will host two workshops; one on opportunities and risks of digital technologies for people's wellbeing and one on hate speech.

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Insafe booth in full swing at IGF 2018

The 13th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) took place from 12-14 November 2018 in Paris, France. This year the conference ran under the overall theme of "The Internet of Trust".

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Youth IGF Programme 2018

  • Youth
  • 18/07/2018
  • BIK Team

"Young people are shaping online culture in so many ways. They use the internet to meet people around the world, create the videos that go viral, create art that moves us, and start and stand behind online social movements that make us think. They are building their dream Internet" states the Internet Society.

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From a project thesis on cybersecurity to the beginning of a start-up…

My name is Gonçalo Fonseca and I'm going to recount the "little adventure" that myself and my university colleague, Inês Lopes, experienced last December at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2017, hosted by the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.

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IGF 2017 from a youth perspective

  • Awareness
  • 19/01/2018
  • Charalampos Kyritsis, Youth Ambassador

Including the voice of youth in internet governance discussions is important. Here, Charalampos Kyritsis, a youth panellist from Greece, reflects on his recent experiences in attending the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), a key annual event in the global internet governance calendar.

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COFACE Families Europe – December 2017 newsletter now published

  • Awareness
  • 21/12/2017
  • COFACE Families Europe

COFACE Families Europe has recently published the December 2017 edition of its newsletter featuring several items which touch upon the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) areas of work.

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Create, connect and share respect: Insafe-INHOPE network booth activities at IGF village

The 12th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is taking place from 18-21 December 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. This year the conference runs under the overall theme "Shape your digital future".
 

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Insafe network kicks-off IGF 2017 with pre-event on child friendliness of terms and conditions

On Sunday, 17 December 2017, the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) in Europe hosted a pre-event at the 12th edition of the Annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF), organised this year at the premises of the United Nations' headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The one-hour session brought together panellists from the private sector and civil society, as well as youth representatives from the Netherlands and Greece, to discuss "Generation Z: Are children conditioned to accept terms and conditions?". 

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EuroDIG, the annual internet governance conference, starts tomorrow!

How often do Europeans engage in discussions on public policy issues relating to the internet, namely on internet governance? And how many young Europeans are aware of the intrinsic importance of this topic or the ways in which they can actively contribute? 

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