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Behind the scenes of the BIK Youth Panel 2019 YouthForYouth campaign

  • Youth
  • 16/01/2020
  • BIK Team

On Wednesday, 21 and Thursday, 21 November 2019, 26 youth panellists from 20 European countries came together in Brussels, Belgium to attend the Safer Internet Forum (SIF) 2019 and the preceding BIK Youth Panel. 

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The positive effects of children's screen time

  • Awareness
  • 15/01/2020
  • Maltese Safer Internet Centre

Out of all the issues related to children and young people's online safety, screen time – and the potentially beneficial or detrimental consequences associated with it – is probably the most debated one. Dunstan Hamilton, Education Officer for Personal, Social and Career Development (PSCD) at the Maltese Safer Internet Centre (SIC), weighs in on the topic.

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Awareness sessions on children's digital rights from the perspective of a BIK Youth Ambassador

  • Youth
  • 07/01/2020
  • João Pedro Martins, BIK Youth Ambassador

In 2019, the Convention on the Rights of the Child turned 30. To celebrate this, Portuguese Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Ambassador João Pedro Martins took part in awareness sessions on the digital rights of children and young people in the Azores Archipelago, and shares some takeaways below. 

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Teaching respectful online communication with "Connected"

  • Awareness
  • 20/12/2019
  • Irish Safer Internet Centre

The Irish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) introduces "Connected", a short film they produced, exploring how young people communicate and connect online.

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Making digital and media literacy inclusive: the Media Literacy Manifest

  • Awareness
  • 20/12/2019
  • Dutch Safer Internet Centre

Organisations and professionals all over the Netherlands are standing up for better guidance in media literacy for people with a mental disability. 

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Polish parents know little about their children's internet use

  • Research
  • 18/12/2019
  • Polish Safer Internet Centre

How much time does your child spend online? This – among dozens of others – was the question that researchers from NASK, a public Polish research institute based in Warsaw, asked thousands of parents and school children. Below, Filip Konopczyński shares the study's main highlights.

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Tackling online sexual harassment with project deShame at the Safer Internet Forum 2019

On Thursday, 21 November 2019, the Safer Internet Forum (SIF) took place in Brussels, Belgium. With a theme of "From online violence to digital respect", it also celebrated 20 years of safer/better internet funding by the European Commission. Below, read the summary of a deep dive session on online sexual harassment and project deShame, led by Maithreyi Rajeshkumar, Policy and Communications Manager at Childnet.

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Parents' guide on safe use of smart speakers at home

  • Awareness
  • 17/12/2019
  • German Safer Internet Centre

With the holidays coming up, the German Safer Internet Centre (SIC) takes a closer look at smart speakers, which have probably made their way to many children's wishlists, and shares advice on safe use for parents.

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"A world without fear" – Cyberbullying awareness campaign in Romania

  • Awareness
  • 13/12/2019
  • Romanian Safer Internet Centre

Studies conducted by Save the Children Romania show that one in two Romanian children aged 12-17 report having faced cyberbullying online.

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#StandUp4HumanRights – Looking back at the BIK Youth Panel 2019 for Human Rights Day

On Tuesday, 10 December 2019, we celebrate Human Rights Day, organised worldwide by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to honour the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 71 years ago.

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