On this page, you'll find a selection of general news articles corresponding to creating a safer and better internet for children and young people.
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- BIK Team
The Insafe and INHOPE networks have launched a new capacity-building initiative, the SIC+ programme, to share experiences and expertise acquired within the development of the European Safer Internet Centre model with colleagues across the globe.Read more
- BIK Team
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.Read more
- BIK Team
The Insafe network of helplines collects data about the types of calls that they receive and this is analysed every three months to look at trends and new and emerging issues.Read more
- Estonian Safer Internet Centre
From 27-29 August 2019, the Estonian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) arranged, together with partners, a three-day summer-seminar-camp in Nelijärve Holiday Centre. The camp was targeted at children and youth who were interested in speaking on a variety of topics related to the digital world, and supporting conscious and safe behaviour of their peers and younger people on the internet.Read more
- UK Safer Internet Centre
Online challenges and crazes have become a key trend to be aware of when supporting and educating young people about how to stay safe online. Challenges come in many forms and can involve upsetting, harmful or viral content. Over the last few years we have seen a range of online challenges. Some, such as the ASL Ice Bucket Challenge and the No Makeup Selfie, can promote and raise money for great causes. However, other challenges such as "pain challenges", and "Neck Nominate" videos can harm young people and adults who take part. It is important that – whether a challenge is rumoured or real – educators have the tools they need and are ready to deal with such challenges and are able to support young people.Read more
- Luxembourg Safer Internet Centre
- Danish Safer Internet Centre
The Danish Safer Internet Centre has continued its Safer Internet Day 2017 campaign activities with the release of the third and final video spot in a series of three.Read more
- Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centre
- BIK Team
The Children's Commissioner for England launched a new report in early January 2017 which is a culmination of the work of a "Growing Up Digital" task force. The task force is calling for three interventions from the government in order to ensure that children and young people are fully prepared for a digital life.Read more
- Lithuanian Safer Internet Centre
The annual national exhibition ‘Mokykla 2016' (School 2016), which took place 25-26 November 2016 in the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre (LITEXPO), was dedicated to meeting and talking with families, teachers and other stakeholders in schools' activities.Read more