NEWS

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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Protect your family with four steps to managing apps

  • Awareness
  • 24/11/2017
  • Hilary Bird, Guest blogger

Here on the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal, we're always pleased to hear from different stakeholders on how they contribute to a better and safer internet for children and young people in their own areas of work and activities. We were recently contacted by Hilary Bird, a freelance writer, who writes about relationships and tech, and how they impact on each other. Here, she offers some top tips for managing apps on your smartphone.

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Helping children develop the digital skills they need to stay safe online

In this blog, Catherine Russell, Corporate Social Responsibility Lead at Vodafone UK, talks about the challenges parents face in keeping their children safe online, and the importance of helping young people to develop critical thinking skills and digital resilience. Catherine also introduces the latest edition of Vodafone UK's annual Digital Parenting magazine, providing a whole host of practical help and advice for parents, not just in the UK, but across Europe and beyond too.

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Positive online content: An interview with M Schmalzried (COFACE)

  • Awareness
  • 27/09/2017
  • BIK Team, Martin Schmalzried

"Positive online content isn't some sort of digital nanny: in order to make the most of it, parents and carers should explore it with their kids."

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New Microsoft study: Parents have the greatest impact on young people's safety online

Preliminary results of a new Microsoft study show that adults and teens around the world overwhelmingly view parents as the most trusted and most responsible group for keeping children and teens safe online.

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COFACE Families Europe - May newsletter now published

  • Awareness
  • 09/06/2017
  • COFACE Families Europe

COFACE Families Europe has recently published the May 2017 edition of its newsletter.

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E-Parenting: not an easy task

Global Parents' Day, held annually on 1 June since 2012, is a day proclaimed by the United Nations (UN) to honour parents. Today we want to celebrate parents working hard to keep their children safe online and aiming to empower their children to be resilient users of technology. Because it's not always an easy task…

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Outcomes of the youth online consultation on cyberbullying

  • Awareness
  • 30/03/2017
  • 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.

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Latest BIK bulletin: Cyberbullying revisited

In each edition of the BIK bulletin, we look at a topical issue – this month our focus is on "cyberbullying revisited" as we look back at the developments made in recent years in tackling bullying online and highlight some of the latest approaches and resources.

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Cyberbullying guide for educators, parents and family members

Here on the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal, we're always pleased to hear from different stakeholders on how they contribute to a better and safer internet for children and young people in their own areas of work and activities.

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Tools and tricks for parents to protect kids online

  • Awareness
  • 02/03/2017
  • Leida Jones, Guest blogger

Here on the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal, we're always pleased to hear from different stakeholders on how they contribute to a better and safer internet for children and young people in their own areas of work and activities.

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