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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- Point de Contact, the French hotline
To mark Safer Internet Day 2019, the French hotline Point de Contact has launched a new browser add-on allowing users to easily report harmful content to the hotline.Read more
- Norwegian Safer Internet Centre
Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) made its way through Europe last summer, a new discussion has emerged – and it is perhaps high time: what does the age limits and ratings on social media mean? And when do we, as grown-ups, determine that it is "ok to join"?Read more
- Internet Hotline, the Hungarian hotline
In Hungary, widespread online abuse where "content is made accessible without permission" spurred five Communication and Media Science BA students from the Corvinus University of Budapest to produce a film that was supported by National Media and Infocommunications Authority. Now, to mark Safer Internet Day 2019, it was promoted – with consent from the authors – as part of a mini-campaign on YouTube.Read more
- APLE Cambodia, the Cambodian hotline
APLE Cambodia, an NGO focused on the fight against child sexual abuse and exploitation (CSAE), operates an internet reporting platform allowing the public to report suspected CSAE.Read more
- Irish Safer Internet Centre
Across Ireland, Safer Internet Day (SID) has attracted more participants than ever before. This year, almost 145,000 people signed up to Safer Internet Day in the Ireland Event Map, highlighting what they were doing to celebrate Safer Internet Day. Over 140 countries observe Safer Internet Day worldwide, and that number is growing each year. To mark Safer Internet Day 2019, on Tuesday, 5 February 2019, Webwise, the internet safety initiative of the Department of Education and Skills and Irish Safer Internet Centre (SIC), launched a new educational resource called "HTML Heroes – An Introduction to the Internet".Read more
- Cyprus Safer Internet Centre
In Cyprus, on Tuesday, 5 February 2019, as part of the international Safer Internet Day (SID), a conference was held on the topic ‘Together for a better internet'.Read more
- Silja Nielsen, Head of Community and Safety at Momio
For Safer Internet Day 2019, kids-friendly social media platform Momio organised an entire week of fun activities to get their young users thinking about what a good internet behaviour should be. In this article, Silja Nielsen, Head of Community and Safety at Momio, reflects on the week of awareness raising.Read more
- ISOC Sri Lanka, the Sri Lanka Safer Internet Day Committee
The Sri Lanka Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC Sri Lanka) has joined the international movement for Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019 as the Sri Lankan SID Committee.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
- Jacqueline Beauchere, Chief Online Safety Officer at Microsoft
For Safer Internet Day 2019, Microsoft released a new research showing that people around the world, and in particular in the United States, Germany, France and Belgium, are reportedly experiencing increased levels of online civility.Read more