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- SWGfL, part of the UK Safer Internet Centre
South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL), a partner in the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC), has recently published a report that explores what causes young people upset online. The report is the second in a series titled "Young people, internet use and wellbeing in the UK". Compiled by Professor Andy Phippen from Plymouth University, the series explores the role of technology on young people's wellbeing. Each report in the series will have a specific area of focus, such as gender, age differences, and what harmful content means to young people. It assesses data provided by more than 8,200 young people from the ages of 9 - 18 across over 100 schools in the UK.Read more
- Greek Safer Internet Centre
The Greek Safer Internet Centre, SaferInternet4Kids of FORTH, has recently published the results of new research looking at children's relationship with social media as seen from a parental perspective.Read more
- INTERPOL and ECPAT International
Ground-breaking research recently released by INTERPOL and ECPAT International into the online sexual exploitation of children suggests that when online images or videos of child sexual abuse depict boys or very young children, the abuse is more likely to be severe.Read more
- Norwegian Safer Internet Centre
Safer Internet Day (SID) was celebrated on Tuesday, 6 February 2018 right across the globe. Read on to find out more about new research shared by the Norwegian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) on the occasion of SID on the topic of children and media.Read more
- Icelandic Safer Internet Centre
With the ever-increasing role of internet connected devices in the daily lives of people during recent years, the need has grown for research on media use of the youngest children. Smartphones and tablets have become common and tablets are preferred by little fingers. The aim of this study was to provide an overview of the media use of 0-to-8 year olds in Iceland and their parents' attitudes towards that use.Read more
- Portuguese Safer Internet Centre
Following work that Pedro Gonçalves, International Relations at Portugal Telecom has done in cooperation with the Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC), the SIC invited him to share an overview regarding the potential but also the risks regarding the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Internet of Toys (IoToys), with the ultimate aim of answering a final question: Is the Internet of Things/Toys also an Internet of Threats?Read more
- German Safer Internet Centre
The recently published German JIM study 2017 (Youth, Information, Media) asked 1,200 young people (aged 12-19) about their media usage in general and focused on the use of online learning for school.Read more
- Finnish Safer Internet Centre
It's critically important to consider and reflect on the goals and the ways in which children and young people can be supported for the world of tomorrow. Here, the Finnish National Audiovisual Institute, part of the Finnish Safer Internet Centre (SIC), considers how this can be achieved through curricula approaches to media education.Read more
- Finnish Safer Internet Centre
We often hear the terms "digital natives" or "digital immigrants" when talking about young people online, but is it correct to assume that either of these concepts actually exist? Here, the Finnish National Audiovisual Institute, part of the Finnish Safer Internet Centre (SIC), debates the issue and reflects on the importance of media literacy in determining context.Read more
- Global Kids Online