NEWS

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Content with tag online wellbeing .

Helping children to access positive online content – at home and in the classroom!

We are now entering the second week of the Positive Online Content Awareness Month. This week, we focus on parents and teachers, and on their important role in guiding their children and pupils in the digital world to ensure that they interact with the best content available and have positive online experiences.

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Insafe network meets to discuss vulnerable groups online

Today, the Insafe network of European Safer Internet Centres (SICs) begins a two-day training meeting in Heraklion, Greece. The meeting aims to facilitate experience and good-practice sharing across the network on a range of topical online safety issues, while continuing to enhance the collaborative learning community that has developed within the network.

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Thinking critically about pornography, healthy relationships and body image online

  • Awareness
  • 28/05/2019
  • 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.

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Technology in the home – New UK report on young people, internet use and wellbeing

  • Awareness
  • 07/05/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

On Wednesday, 17 April 2019, South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) released the third in their series of "Young People, Internet Use and Wellbeing" reports, prepared by SWGfL research partner, Andy Phippen, Professor of Social Responsibility in IT at the University of Plymouth.

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Children's and young people's screen time and online wellbeing: A biased correlation?

On Wednesday, 20 March 2019, we celebrate the International Day of Happiness. This event has been celebrated by the United Nations (UN) every year since 2013 as a way to recognise the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world. For the occasion, the BIK Team looks into the ongoing debates on the relationship between screen time and the happiness of children and young people.

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Screentime management at the heart of Safer Internet Day 2019 in Slovakia

  • Awareness
  • 15/03/2019
  • Slovak Safer Internet Centre

Safer Internet Day 2019 was celebrated in Slovakia with a focus on regulating excessive use of digital devices such as mobile phones, tablets, laptops and other devices surrounding us on a daily basis. To mark the day, the project Bezinternetu.sk ("without the internet" in Slovak) was launched and introduced to representatives of the public and media.

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European teenagers use their voices for digital good at Italy's Safer Internet Day events

  • Awareness
  • 22/02/2019
  • Jacqueline Beauchere, Microsoft Chief Online Safety Officer

On Monday, 4 February 2019, the 2020 Smarter Internet for Kids Agenda took place in Milan, Italy, gathering many different stakeholders to discuss the priority areas affecting young people online. Microsoft participated in the event to hear the ideas and view the work of dozens of teens, and to promote digital civility, safer and healthier online interactions among all people. During the event, the youth also presented 16 goals to mark 16 years of Safer Internet Day.

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New study shows that young people in Austria feel stressed by digital media

  • Awareness
  • 20/02/2019
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

On the 16th international Safer Internet Day, on Tuesday, 5 February 2019, Austrian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) Saferinternet.at has presented the results of their recent study on the topic of "The digital time stress of young people". The insights show how young people deal with smartphones in their daily life.

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Mass media and its influence on stereotypes

  • Awareness
  • 23/01/2019
  • Maltese Safer Internet Centre

The impact of the stereotypes spread in the media is very serious on teenagers, both males and females, and it can have long-lasting consequences. The Maltese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) describe this issue and the activities they carry out to fight the negative influence of stereotypes on children and teenagers.

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Living our best lives: Managing your online wellbeing, Zeminar 2018

  • Youth
  • 11/01/2019
  • Irish Safer Internet Centre

Last week, Webwise once again took to the main stage at Zeminar Youth Conference, an event that focuses on the mental and physical wellbeing of 15-20-year-olds. The one-hour talk, "Living our best lives: Managing your online well-being", was hosted by Stephen Byrne (RTÉ).

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