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Patostreaming – A new concern for Polish parents and educators

  • Awareness
  • 13/07/2020
  • Polish Safer Internet Centre

The internet as a medium is often hailed as an invention facilitating creative, personal expression. However, even tools designed to empower can be used for nefarious purposes. Some creators of web content find their niche market thanks to their willingness to do almost anything to become the centre of attention. This is the case with "Patostreaming", a new type of online threat in Poland. According to a 2018 "Nastolatki 3.0" (Teenagers 3.0) study, almost a quarter of Polish students aged 15 and 17 have watched such content.

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Web constable: Intervention is needed before bullying becomes a death sentence

  • Awareness
  • 18/01/2019
  • Estonian Safer Internet Centre

In recent years, Estonia (like the world in general) has seen growing interest in the topic of suicide, which has brought with it an increase in self-harming and games such as Blue Whale, but also tragic consequences and deaths. For Maarja Punak, Web Constable in Estonia, online media are partly to blame.

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MMORPGs: What parents need to know…

  • Awareness
  • 18/01/2017
  • German Safer Internet Centre

Children and adolescents love to spend their free time with games on their PCs, smartphones or consoles. The strong-selling strategy-gaming apps Clash Royale and Clash of Clans are particularly popular among children (mainly boys) in Germany. What fascinates them about these games and what should parents be aware of?

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Perils and possibilities: Growing up online - new UNICEF report

As part of their work with #WeProtect (a global alliance to end child sexual exploitation online), UNICEF has published a brief report which showcases young people's perceptions of the risks that children and adolescents face coming of age in the digital world.

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