NEWS

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We must join #TogetherForRespect

  • Youth
  • 11/12/2017
  • Sophie, youth panellist from the UK

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, Sophie from the UK shares her experience.

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European youth targeted with sexual harassment on the internet

  • Awareness
  • 07/12/2017
  • Danish, Hungarian and UK Safer Internet Centres

Recent research published by Project deSHAME, a Europe-wide collaboration, reveals that young people across Europe 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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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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On the road again: SID TV goes on tour in the UK

  • Awareness
  • 30/11/2017
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

For the past four years, the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has been producing SID TV – film content to be used in schools for Safer Internet Day (SID). The reach of the films has grown year upon year and, earlier this year, the UK's 2017 SID TV videos had nearly a million views! Read on to find out more about this year's plans…

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Internet Safety Strategy: The UK's new Green Paper

  • Awareness
  • 18/10/2017
  • John Carr, eSafety expert

The UK Government recently published its new consultation document: Internet Safety Strategy. This Green Paper marks a step to "developing a coordinated, strategic approach to online safety". Here, online safety expert John Carr gives his first reactions.

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IWF's role in using technology to create a safer global internet

  • Awareness
  • 14/07/2017
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

In this blog from the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC), Luiza Teixeira from the IWF (Internet Watch Foundation, the UK hotline) Policy and Public Affairs team, talks about her experience meeting representatives from all around the world and exchanging knowledge and best practices to help countries use technology to keep children safe online.

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Snap Maps - the new location-sharing feature in Snapchat

  • Awareness
  • 13/07/2017
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Snapchat recently introduced a new feature, the "Snap Map". Read the UK Safer Internet Centre's (SIC) blog on the key facts you need to know.

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