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- BIK Team
In each edition of the BIK bulletin, we look at a topical issue – this time round, we look back at the recent Safer Internet Forum (SIF) and the preceding European Youth Panel (YEP).Read more
Combatting online child sexual abuse material (CSAM) is an ongoing battle with increasing numbers of invested stakeholders collaborating to do everything possible to keep the internet free of such content. INHOPE (the International Association of Internet Hotlines) hosted a panel discussion during the recent European Commission funded Safer Internet Forum (SIF) to discuss collaboration, bringing in different perspectives from some of the actors who have taken up the fight. The key message that resonated strongly among the panellists was collaboration.Read more
- Noah, youth panellist from Luxembourg
Young people from across Europe met recently for the 9th edition of the European Youth Panel (YEP), which took place in Brussels last month. In total, 15 young people from 13 countries were selected from their national youth panels to represent their peers, share their ideas and contribute to a new youth campaign. They also attended the Safer Internet Forum (SIF), where they participated in high-level panel discussions. Here, Noah from Luxembourg shares his experience.Read more
- BIK Youth
Giving youth the opportunity to have their say is crucial for youth participation and, here at BIK Youth, we made sure the voices of the young people attending the recent edition of the European Youth Panel were heard!Read more
- COFACE Families Europe
COFACE Families Europe has recently published the November 2017 edition of its newsletter featuring several items which touch upon the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) areas of work.Read more
- BIK Team
The 14th annual edition of Safer Internet Forum (SIF) 2017 took place on Thursday, 23 November 2017 in Brussels, Belgium with a theme of "From children's tech to resilient youth – how to foster wellbeing online?". The event was a great success, with 235 participants from across Europe and beyond attending.Read more
- BIK Team
In each edition of the BIK bulletin, we look at a topical issue - our main focus this month is on positive online content as we introduce our new campaign and reflect on the importance of being aware of what constitutes positive content for a wide range of stakeholders.Read more
- BIK team
Nowadays, as we get most of our information through various media outlets, the ability to ‘read' many different types of media has become an essential skill in the 21st century.Read more
- Guðný Rós, Youth panellist
At the recent Safer Internet Forum, Guðný Rós, a youth panellist from Iceland, participated in a panel on ‘Hate speech and radicalisation online'. Here she further shares her views on the topic and details how she has supported awareness raising actions in schools.Read more
- BIK team
Safer Internet Forum (SIF) 2016 took place on Thursday, 24 November at Forum Geesseknäppchen in Luxembourg. This event saw more than 200 participants join together to discuss principles, policies and practices for a better internet.Read more