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- BIK Team
- Maltese Safer Internet Centre
In today's world, one often hears about addictions, such as drugs, alcohol and cigarettes. However, addiction can be demonstrated to exist even where no substance, legal or illegal, is present. The list of addictions today also includes internet addiction.Read more
- ITU, Council Working Group on Child Online Protection
With an estimated one in three of all internet users in the world today being below the age of 18, children and young people are facing increased safety risks when going online. The United Nations therefore plays an important role as a global convener and facilitator for different stakeholders to come together to discuss, identify and implement solutions towards building a universally available, open, secure and trustworthy internet.Read more
- Ida, Youth Ambassador
The March 2017 edition of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin focuses on cyberbullying and, in particular, new approaches to combatting it. As always in the work we do in creating a safer and better internet, gaining the perspectives of young people is essential. Here, Ida from Sweden shares her experiences of cyberbullying.Read more
- João Pedro Martins
Portuguese Youth Ambassador, João Pedro Martins, recently had the opportunity to attend the annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Mexico. Here he shares his experience.Read more
- IGF 2016 delegation
At the recent Internet Governance Forum (IGF), which this year took place in Guadalajara, Mexico from 6-9 December 2016, Insafe organised a workshop (WS 114) titled "Is personal data ‘mine' or there to be ‘mined'?".Read more
- BIK Team
The 11th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is taking place from 6-9 December 2016 in Guadalajara, Mexico. This year the conference runs under the overall theme of ‘Enabling inclusive and sustainable growth'.Read more
- European Youth Panel
Last week, 19 young people from all over Europe came together in Luxembourg to prepare for and attend the Safer Internet Forum (SIF) 2016. This year again, the youth panelists were a diverse group with ages ranging from 13 to 19 years old, with various backgrounds and different interests.Read more