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Content with tag online wellbeing .

The power of likes through the eyes of Greek SIC's Youth Panel

  • Youth
  • 12/06/2020
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

Teenagers and adults are constantly bombarded with images depicting "perfect" bodies, faces, products and relationships, making them feel inadequate and urging them to have similar lifestyles.

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Greece – Focus on the impact of social media on young people for Safer Internet Day

  • Awareness
  • 06/03/2020
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

The impact of influencers on teenagers and how their psychology is changed by what they see on social media has been at the centre of the seventeeth celebration of Safer Internet Day (SID) in Greece. 

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Are children spending too much time online?

  • Awareness
  • 22/01/2020
  • Maltese Safer Internet Centre

It is a well-known fact that media and technology have transformed our lives. For some of us adults, it may even be hard to remember the pre-smartphone age. In this context, it is easy to feel overwhelmed faced with the considerable amount of time children and young people can sometimes spend online. Dunstan Hamilton, Education Officer for Personal, Social and Career Development (PSCD) at the Maltese Safer Internet Centre (SIC), reflects on the topic.

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The positive effects of children's screen time

  • Awareness
  • 15/01/2020
  • Maltese Safer Internet Centre

Out of all the issues related to children and young people's online safety, screen time – and the potentially beneficial or detrimental consequences associated with it – is probably the most debated one. Dunstan Hamilton, Education Officer for Personal, Social and Career Development (PSCD) at the Maltese Safer Internet Centre (SIC), weighs in on the topic.

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Best practices on digital inclusion and literacy for all

  • Awareness
  • 12/11/2019
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

The Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) was invited to give a presentation at the 13th International Conference – Keeping children and young people safe online that took place in Warsaw, Poland, on the Tuesday, 17 and Wednesday, 18 September 2019, on the topic of "Digital Inclusion and Literacy for All".

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New study in Nordic and Baltic countries on teenagers' use of online games

  • Awareness
  • 21/10/2019
  • Latvian Safer Internet Centre

Online games play a significant role in young people's lives. In Latvia, almost half (44 per cent) of them admit playing online games at least once a week. Why are children and young people so enthusiastic about online games? How should parents handle this phenomenon? 

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The story of Forky or how YouTubers make money with fear

  • Awareness
  • 02/10/2019
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

A spoon or a fork? In Toy Story 4, "Forky" is a sympathetic figure, but was recently used by prominent YouTubers to spark fear among children.

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BIK bulletin: focus on positive online content

In each edition of the BIK bulletin, we look at a topical issue – this September 2019, on the occasion of the Positive Online Content Awareness Month, we delve into positive online content: what it is, why it is necessary, how children (aged 0-12) can benefit from it, and how its production and mainstreaming can be facilitated to reach as many users as possible. In doing so, the present BIK bulletin will feature the perspectives of the different groups that have a stake in positive online content: young people, parents and carers, teachers and other educational staff, content producers, policy makers and the research community.

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"Childhood in the digital age: Excessive time behind the screens" conference in Romania

  • Awareness
  • 27/09/2019
  • Romanian Safer Internet Centre

According to the latest study conducted by Save the Children Romania for the Romanian Safer Internet Centre, 31 per cent of Romanian children spent less time with their family, friends or doing things for school in order to stay on the internet, and 28 per cent of children say they tried, without succeeding, to spend less time on the internet.

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Study on children's internet use in Romania

  • Awareness
  • 25/09/2019
  • Romanian Safer Internet Centre

Children and adolescents' internet use has both opportunities and risks. Specialists from Romanian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) Save the Children Romania have therefore set out to explore the impact of the use of the internet on children's emotional well-being. 

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