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Content with tag technology .

Can technology and digital education rescue the Romanian educational system?

According to multiple studies, around 40 per cent of Romanian pupils are functional illiterates, meaning that they can read and write, but cannot understand or interpret the content. This is the highest rate in the EU, with high implications on the future workforce and long-term productivity. Economic interpretations show that this issue strongly affects the country's GDP.

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Latest roundup from Parenting for a Digital Future – December 2017

  • Research
  • 11/12/2017
  • Parenting for a Digital Future

Our colleagues at Parenting for a Digital Future share their latest roundup of news on their blog.

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Call to nominate young people who have transformed the lives of others

The Diana Award is launching a special legacy award to honour children and youth across the globe who have shown a selfless commitment to transforming the lives of others. Read on to find out more about the award and how you can nominate an inspirational young person.

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Keeping teens safe on social media

  • News
  • 06/10/2016
  • Guest blogger

Here at the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal, our aim is to provide a multistakeholder platform showcasing a range of viewpoints and experiences on keeping children and young people safe online. As such, we welcome guest blog posts on our areas of focus. We were recently contacted by TechieJB, a blogger on social media, cyber security, and online privacy, who shared with us her views on keeping teens safe on social media.

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Closing the digital generation gap

  • News
  • 03/10/2016
  • BIK team

Saturday, 1 October 2016 was the United Nations International Day of Older Persons. This annual day of celebration encourages us all to reflect on the role of older persons in making wide-ranging contributions to economic and social development, along with the challenges older persons may encounter such as discrimination and social exclusion. Here on the Better internet for Kids (BIK) portal, we use the occasion as an opportunity to reflect upon the challenges older persons may encounter in the digital age.

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Women in tech: Workshop about online violence and cyber security

In cooperation with the Ministry of Equal Opportunities of the Brussels Capital Region, the Digital Leadership Institute (DLI) lead a seminal campaign called ‘Move It Forward', engaging teens and adult women addressing cyber violence in their communities. 

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