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School visit in Portugal for Safer Internet Day 2020

  • Awareness
  • 19/02/2020
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

On Tuesday, 11 February 2020, Portugal celebrated Safer Internet Day (SID) with a high-level meeting at the Artur Gonçalves School Cluster in Torres Novas. 

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The best practice guide on positive online content for children is out for SID 2020!

This Tuesday, 11 February 2020, on the occasion of Safer Internet Day (SID) 2020, the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Coordination Team has published a best practice guide on positive online content for children. 

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Introducing the updated Finnish media literacy policy

  • Awareness
  • 30/01/2020
  • Finnish Safer Internet Centre

Lauri Palsa from the National Audiovisual Institute of Finland gives an overview of the revised Finnish national policy for media literacy. 

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European Commission – New measures to keep children safe online

On Tuesday, 5 February 2019, on the occasion of Safer Internet Day (SID), the European Commission announced the next steps in the EU to increase the protection of children and young people on the internet.

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Safer Internet Day is not just on 5 February, but everyday - Looking back on a year of changes in EU policy

With Safer Internet Day (SID) just around the corner, it's time to take a look back at what has changed since the last edition for both decision makers and industry. This year, SID 2019 celebrations are taking place on Tuesday, 5 February 2019 all around the world, with more than 140 countries involved. The campaign's slogan, "Together for a better internet", is a call to action for all stakeholders to join together and play their part in creating a better internet for everyone, and especially for children and young people.

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Digital Citizenship Education

Building on the achievements of the Council of Europe's Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education (EDC/HRE) programme, and the initial results of the Competences for Democracy and Intercultural Dialogue project - as well as cooperation activities from other sectors - the CoE's Steering Committee for Education Policy and Practice (CDPPE) has recently approved a pan-European project on Digital Citizenship Education (DCE).

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Policy responses to the fake news phenomenon

"Never let truth get in the way of a good story" said Mark Twain in a century where digital devices existed only in the realm of science fiction. More recently, when dealing with the ever-increasing phenomenon of fake news, European policy-makers have drawn on another literary reference: "No one wants a Ministry of Truth", stated MEP Marietje Schaake referencing George Orwell's futuristic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. This analogy has been further used by Vice-President Andrus Ansip who also explained that the European Commission does not seek for a Ministry of Truth either.

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Youth for Rights 2017 - call for participants

Youth for Rights is calling for participants, aged 18-30, from across Europe!

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Safer Internet Forum 2016

Safer Internet Forum (SIF) 2016 took place on Thursday, 24 November at Forum Geesseknäppchen in Luxembourg. This event saw more than 200 participants join together to discuss principles, policies and practices for a better internet.

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Safer Internet Forum registrations close on 10 November 2016

  • News
  • 02/11/2016
  • BIK team

Safer Internet Forum (SIF) 2016 will take place on Thursday, 24 November 2016 at Forum Geesseknäppchen in Luxembourg with a theme of 'Be the change: principles, policies and practices for a better internet'.

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