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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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Copyright reform: Unlocking copyright for users?

  • News
  • 16/09/2016
  • BIK team

Looking at the current European agenda, copyright has become one of the prevailing trending topics especially due to its multiple associations with other action lines of the Digital Single Market strategy.  

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Modernisation of the EU copyright rules

  • News
  • 15/09/2016
  • BIK team

On the occasion of the State of the Union Address 2016 on 14 September 2016, the European Commission set out new proposals on the modernisation of copyright, bringing tools for innovation to education, research and cultural institutions, and clearer rules to all online players.

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Protecting children online in the new Audiovisual Media Services Directive proposal

In the view of fast-paced developments in the audiovisual environment where children, parents and carers have to multitask and adapt in the engaging Internet of Things (IoT) age, the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) from 2010 has been reviewed by the European Commission in recent months, seeking more appropriate and up-to-date legislation.

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