On this page, you'll find a selection of general news articles corresponding to creating a safer and better internet for children and young people.
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- 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.Read more
- 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.Read more
- 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.Read more
- 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.Read more
- 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.Read more
- 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.Read more
- BIK Team
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.Read more
- 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.Read more
- 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.Read more
- BIK Team
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.Read more