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- German Safer Internet Centre
Sexual messages, pictures and videos reach young people online every day. Without the consent of the recipient, this must be classified as sexual harassment. As in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic communication has shifted to the digital space even more, the German Awareness Centre klicksafe offers advice for those affected and recommends that children and young people should be made aware of sexual border violations in the digital world in an age-appropriate manner.Read more
- Belgian Safer Internet Centre
In Belgium, Technopolis officially introduced Friend Zone, a brand-new digital escape game developed by IBM, Child Focus, LUCA School of Arts and Technopolis. The game connects to the world of young people aged 14-18 and presents them with a series of digital and social challenges related to hacking, sexting, privacy, new technologies and disinformation. Schools can book the game.Read more
- Dutch Safer Internet Centre
The Dutch helpline for child sexual abuse, Helpwanted.nl, is conducting a study on financial sextortion. This study is financed by the Stiching Achmea Slachtoffer en Samenleving (SASS) (in English, Achmea Foundation: Victim and Society) and is carried out in cooperation with Slachtofferhulp Nederland (in English, Victim Support the Netherlands).Read more
- FSM, the German hotline
On the European Day Against the Sexual Exploitation and Abuse of Children (18 November) the two hotlines of FSM and eco within the German Safer Internet Centre (SIC) published an online guide about sexting.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
- Danish Safer Internet Centre
"The victim is never to blame" – this was the conclusion from an agreeing panel when the Me-dia Council for Children and Young People, Centre for Digital Youth Care and Save the Children Denmark marked the launch of a new book and project on image sharing without consent.Read more
- Polish and German Safer Internet Centres
The 13th international conference "Keeping children and young people safe online" will take place on Tuesday, 17 and Wednesday, 18 September 2019 at the Airport Hotel Okęcie in Warsaw, Poland.Read more
- BIK Team
The #DigitalRespect4Her campaign is an initiative launched by Commissioners for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Věra Jourová and for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel to raise awareness of the gender-specific violence young girls and women face online on a daily basis. Indeed, women are 27 times more likely than men to be harassed online (this includes online sexual harassment and stalking) and they sometimes face such abuse at a very young age.Read more
- Jacqueline Beauchere, Microsoft Chief Online Safety Officer
On Monday, 4 February 2019, the 2020 Smarter Internet for Kids Agenda took place in Milan, Italy, gathering many different stakeholders to discuss the priority areas affecting young people online. Microsoft participated in the event to hear the ideas and view the work of dozens of teens, and to promote digital civility, safer and healthier online interactions among all people. During the event, the youth also presented 16 goals to mark 16 years of Safer Internet Day.Read more
- BIK Team
The Safer Internet Forum 2018 took place on Tuesday, 20 November 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Brussels, Belgium. More than 250 people from approximately 40 countries participated in discussions around "The impact of technology on children, young people and society".Read more