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- Global Kids Online
- Danish, Hungarian and UK Safer Internet Centres
Recent research published by Project deSHAME, a Europe-wide collaboration, reveals that young people across Europe are being targeted by their peers with online sexual harassment, defined as unwanted sexual conduct, across a range of digital platforms.Read more
- UK Safer Internet Centre
Research published today by children's charity Childnet as part of a Europe-wide project reveals that young people across the UK are being targeted by their peers with online sexual harassment, defined as unwanted sexual conduct, across a range of digital platforms.Read more
- Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre
A new study on young children (0-8) and digital technology was recently coordinated by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC), as part of a European-wide study. Fieldwork was conducted between November 2016 and January 2017 as a continuation of a 2015 study about how children aged 8 years or less and their families use and manage digital technologies. That study resulted in valuable new knowledge that partially filled a gap in the existing understanding on how the youngest children cope in the digital world. Here, the Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) reports on country-specific findings.Read more
- BIK Team
"Every day, ordinary people are producing extraordinary new things to change the world for the better. […] World Intellectual Property Day 2017 celebrates that creative force", states the World Intellectual Property Organization.Read more
- BIK Team
Ending the torment: tackling bullying from the schoolyard to cyberspace is the title of a recent research report from the United Nations, prefaced by Marta Santos Pais, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children. It is published in the framework of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals and, in particular, Target 16.2 to end abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children.Read more
- Dutch Safer Internet Centre
As part of Safer Internet Day (SID) 2017 activities, the Dutch Safer Internet Centre (SIC) conducted research among 1,000 youngsters aged 12 to 17 and 1,000 parents on the topic of sexting.Read more
- UNICEF and LSE
Children worldwide gain benefits, face risks on the internet - new study by UNICEF and LSE.Read more
Over the summer, the team from Parenting for a Digital Future at the LSE released a policy brief about ‘screen time', arguing that many parents' fears of digital devices are based on out-dated advice. Together with the Media Policy Project, they held an invite-only event, which brought together researchers, policy-makers, advocates and content and platform providers to discuss what new advice to families about ‘screen time' should look like. An event summary is here, and on YouTube.Read more
- European Parliament
The European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs has recently published a study titled ‘Cyberbullying among young people'. The study provides an overview of the extent, scope and forms of cyberbullying in the EU, taking into account the age and gender of victims and perpetrators as well as the medium used.Read more