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Content with tag positive online content .

Positive Online Content - what do young people think?

Children nowadays become exposed to digital technologies and the internet at increasingly younger ages. As a teenager or even among tweens, not having a smartphone or not participating on social media platforms could mark a person as the ‘the odd one'. So intertwined into their lives, these technologies allow them to access a virtually limitless amount of content on the internet and great opportunities for communication and self-expression. More importantly, the content they interact with greatly affects their social, emotional and psychological development, reason for which the Positive Online Content Campaign aims to raise awareness about the importance of positive online content for children, to foster a discussion with youth, parents and teachers to make them aware about the state of positive online content for children in their country, and to encourage a discussion with industry and content producers and providers to encourage the production of more positive 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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Positive Online Content Awareness Month: for a better digital childhood!

Children, parents and teachers across the continent are getting ready to kick off the new school year and what better way to transition from the summer holiday than the Positive Online Content Awareness Month?

 

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What is Google doing for my child's sexual education?

  • Awareness
  • 12/09/2018
  • Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

The easy access to pornographic content offered by search engines to anyone, including young children, is one the main concerns of parents nowadays. Teresa Sofia Castro, post-doctoral researcher in Educational Technology at the New University of Lisbon, Portugal, recounts her research interviews with children on the topic, and suggests some guidelines for parents.

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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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Positive online content approaches across Europe

As our first Positive Online Content Campaign (POCC) Awareness Week draws to a close, today we focus on national positive online content initiatives as led by the network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) across Europe. Here, we hear from a few of our SICs on their work in this area and how they've celebrated the campaign.

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Latest BIK bulletin - Positive online content, GDPR and post-summer roundup

In each edition of the BIK bulletin, we look at a topical issue - our main focus this month is on positive online content as we introduce our new campaign and reflect on the importance of being aware of what constitutes positive content for a wide range of stakeholders.

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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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