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Save the date! The European Youth Week is getting close

The European Youth Week will take place from Monday, 29 April to Sunday, 5 May 2019. This event takes place every two years and aims to celebrate and promote youth engagement through activities organised in all 33 countries participating in Erasmus+.

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Young people and social media: Youth Internet Monitor 2019

  • Youth
  • 08/04/2019
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

Saferinternet.at, part of the Austrian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), presents new data on how young people from Austria use social media.

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#EuropeKidsWant: The future of Europe according to young people

  • Youth
  • 04/04/2019
  • BIK Team

The #EuropeKidsWant campaign is an opportunity for children and young people across Europe and beyond to make their voices heard among Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on a variety of topics, via an online survey.

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How do young people show civil courage online?

  • Awareness
  • 03/04/2019
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

The Austrian initiative Saferinternet.at was involved in a major study on the topic of "Civil Courage 2.0". The insights show how important bystanders' role is in online conflicts. 

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Making the internet a place of empowerment for children on the autism spectrum

Tuesday, 2 April 2019 is World Autism Awareness Day. This event aims to encourage Member States of the United Nations (UN) to raise awareness about people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) throughout the world.

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Promoting the 4Rs of online safety for Safer Internet Day in Australia

  • Awareness
  • 01/04/2019
  • Office of the eSafety Commissioner, the Australian Safer Internet Day Committee

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner is the Australian Safer Internet Day (SID) Committee. In addition to the official theme "Together for a better internet", the organisation encouraged all Australians to collaborate with their communities and support each other in developing the critical skills required for navigating the online world, known as the 4Rs – Respect, Resilience, Reasoning and Responsibility.

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Media literacy, a key component of 21st century education

In each edition of the BIK bulletin, we look at a topical issue – in the March 2019 edition, we focus on media literacy. According to medialit.org, media literacy provides a framework to access, analyse, evaluate and create messages in a variety of forms – from print, to video, to the internet. Media literacy builds an understanding of the role of media in society as well as essential skills of inquiry and self-expression necessary for the citizens of a democracy.

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The cultivation of critical thinking is the only way to stop fake news

  • Awareness
  • 28/03/2019
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

The spread of fake news is a frequent occurrence on the internet, but the emergence and popularity of social networking services has made its spread even more prevalent. Fake news, even that which clearly does not contain a trace of reality or logic, is now transmitted at the speed of lightning through social media, resulting in familiarity and acceptance of the so called news by a large proportion of the audience.

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jugend.support portal empowers German youth

  • Awareness
  • 28/03/2019
  • German Safer Internet Centre

jugend.support is an advice and support website addressing kids of 12 years and older. It was developed by order of the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ) by partners within the German Safer Internet Centre (SIC). The awareness centre, klicksafe, manages the project in cooperation with the hotlines internet-beschwerdestelle.de (implemented by eco and FSM) and jugendschutz.net, the child helpline Nummer gegen Kummer, as well as the peer-to-peer project JUUUPORT.de.

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InfoHunter: Improve your media literacy skills and track fake news!

  • Awareness
  • 28/03/2019
  • French Safer Internet Centre

Today, a picture or a video can be manipulated in a thousand ways. We can lie on the caption of a photo or on the subtitles of a video and, with editing, we can alter history... So, how can we recognise the truth? How do we know if the content is reliable or not? Where, when, how and why was a photo taken? In an era of "fake news", it has become essential to know how to ask the right questions, how to track details, and to know about the tools that can help to ease this process. InfoHunter, a pedagogical resource from the French Safer Internet Centre (SIC), is a free digital course for teenagers to help them acquire good media literacy reflexes.

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