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UK youth targeted with sexual harassment on the internet

  • Awareness
  • 06/12/2017
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Research published today by children's charity Childnet as part of a Europe-wide project reveals that young people across the UK are being targeted by their peers with online sexual harassment, defined as unwanted sexual conduct, across a range of digital platforms.

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Facebook announces new partnership with the Childnet Digital Leaders Programme

  • Awareness
  • 18/10/2017
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Childnet, part of the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC), is teaming up with Facebook and the Diana Award to deliver a project that will see thousands of young people across the UK trained as peer educators.

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Fake news and critical thinking

  • Awareness
  • 29/06/2017
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Hannah Broadbent, Deputy Director at the UK Safer Internet Centre, and Deputy CEO at Childnet, reports back on recent discussions with Safer Internet Centres from across Europe about fake news and media literacy education.

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Fake news: four quick checks

  • Awareness
  • 29/06/2017
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Not everything we see online is truthful, but it can be hard to tell the difference between fact and fiction. To help, the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has put together a few quick tips for young people to help them distinguish between the two when reading articles online.

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Age of consent in the GDPR: mapping recent national guidance and proposals

  • Awareness
  • 19/06/2017
  • Eva Lievens and Ingrida Milkait√©, Ghent University

In preparation for the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in a number of EU Member States national (draft) implementation acts, national consultations or guidance by Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) have been published.

Please note - an updated version of this article is available here. This previous version is preserved to allow readers to track developments should they so wish.

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UK showcases the power of image on SID 2017

  • Awareness
  • 03/03/2017
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

For Safer Internet Day 2017, the UK Safer Internet Centre launched a report into the role and influence of images and videos in young people's digital lives. Read more here.

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An inspirational Safer Internet Day reaches millions across the UK

  • Awareness
  • 01/03/2017
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

As part of our ongoing roundup of Safer Internet Day (SID) 2017 activities across the globe, Will Gardner, a Director of the UK Safer Internet Centre and CEO of Childnet has written a blog on the amazing impact of SID across the United Kingdom.

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Football and smiles for Safer Internet Day 2017

  • Awareness
  • 27/02/2017
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

As part of our ongoing roundup of activity across the globe to celebrate the 2017 edition of Safer Internet Day, here we hear from our colleagues at the UK Safer Internet Centre on how football clubs in the country got behind the campaign.

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New cyberbullying guidance and resources for schools

  • Awareness
  • 28/11/2016
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

To support schools develop effective strategies to understand, prevent and respond to cyberbullying, Childnet, as part of the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC), have launched their new cyberbullying guidance along with a practical toolkit for teachers.

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UK Safer Internet Centre wins ISPA award

Congratulations to the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC) which recently won the Safety Award at the 2016 ISPA Awards.

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