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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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Industry-oriented Positive Online Content Focus Group to wrap up the Awareness Month

The Positive Online Content Awareness Month may well be approaching its end, but its culminating point is yet to come. Taking place on Thursday, 26 September 2019, the industry-oriented Focus Group will be bringing together a number of stakeholders surrounding the world of online content for children. 

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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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Positive Online Content to promote literacy among European children

Some say that the internet is ruining children's reading and writing skills; but positive online content has the potential to help even the youngest children to learn how to read and write, and to discover new languages online. To mark International Literacy Day (ILD), which takes place on Sunday, 8 September 2019, we look at a number of fun and educational online resources promoting literacy from all over Europe.

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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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Interactive GDPR checklist and guidelines for providers of online content for children

  • Awareness
  • 25/01/2019
  • FSM, the German hotline

Since May 2018, the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been in force throughout Europe. It is intended to harmonise data protection laws across all European Member States. Providers of online content for children in particular have been uncertain about the GDPR and their duties on how to implement the requirements in a legally compliant manner and at the same time achieve the best possible awareness among the target groups of children, young people, parents and media education specialists.

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Online safety and media literacy diagnostic test in Latvia

  • Awareness
  • 21/12/2018
  • Latvian Safer Internet Centre

In April 2018, the Latvian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) organised a comprehensive diagnostic test to assess third and sixth grade pupils' knowledge about online safety, media literacy and critical thinking. In total, 420 schools across Latvia took part in the test, which is more than 60 per cent of all schools in the country.

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International Day for Tolerance 2018

  • Youth
  • 15/11/2018
  • BIK Team

For the occasion of the United Nations International Day for Tolerance, on Friday, 16 November 2018, we look at how digital technology can foster mutual understanding among young people, and more specifically at the #CreatorsforChange initiative. 

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COFACE Families Europe – September 2017 newsletter now published

  • Awareness
  • 04/10/2017
  • COFACE Families Europe

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

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Greek Safer Internet Centre promotes positive online content

  • Awareness
  • 29/09/2017
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

On the final day of the inaugural Positive Online Content Campaign (POCC) Awareness Week, we focus on national positive online content initiatives. Here, we hear from the Greek Safer Internet Centre (SIC) on some of its resources which help to promote positive online content concepts with the aim of providing better online experiences for children and young people.

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