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The 2019 Better Internet for Kids and #SaferInternet4EU report is out

The Better Internet for Kids (BIK) and #SaferInternet4EU review of the year 2019 was released on Tuesday, 11 February 2020, on the occasion of Safer Internet Day (SID). It gives an extensive summary of the activities undertaken under the BIK umbrella and in the framework of the #SaferInternet4EU campaign.

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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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Using serious games to educate children about cybercrime in the Netherlands

  • Awareness
  • 28/11/2019
  • Dutch Safer Internet Centre

In 2019, the Dutch Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has started a collaboration with Flavour, a non-profit organisation that engages with children on different key topics through gamification. One such topic is cybercrime – for this purpose, the Flavour team invented a game, called HackShield. 

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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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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 β€˜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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