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- BIK Team
Wednesday, 10 October 2018, is World Mental Health Day. Launched in 1992 by the World Health Organisation (WHO), this initiative seeks to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world. This year's theme is "Young people and mental health in a changing world".Read more
- SWGfL, part of the UK Safer Internet Centre
South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL), a partner in the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC), has recently published a report that explores what causes young people upset online. The report is the second in a series titled "Young people, internet use and wellbeing in the UK". Compiled by Professor Andy Phippen from Plymouth University, the series explores the role of technology on young people's wellbeing. Each report in the series will have a specific area of focus, such as gender, age differences, and what harmful content means to young people. It assesses data provided by more than 8,200 young people from the ages of 9 - 18 across over 100 schools in the UK.Read more
- Telecentre Europe
Get Online Week takes place between 27 March and 2 April 2017 tackling the three key issues of Cybersecurity, eServices, and Employment and entrepreneurship. The campaign will be supported by the I-LINC platform - read on to discover more.Read more
- BIK team
In each edition of the BIK bulletin, we look at a topical issue – this month our focus is on online advertising and the commercialisation of children and young people.Read more
- BIK team
Two phenomenon, originating in the US, have become a growing trend across the globe in recent years: Black Friday and, even more recently, Cyber Monday.Read more
- Noelia, Youth moderator
This week, 19 youth panellists from across Europe are meeting in Luxembourg at the European Youth Panel (YEP). This annual event precedes the Safer Internet Forum (SIF) 2016, where the participating youth also input to high-level discussions with multiple stakeholders on creating a better internet. Here, one of the youth moderators of YEP, Noelia, provides her views on the technological innovations of today and of the future.Read more
- BIK team
- Portuguese Safer Internet Centre
The next edition of Safer Internet Day (SID) will take place on Tuesday, 7 February 2017 with a theme of ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet'. As we get closer to the date, we're happy to hear from both the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) in Europe and global Safer Internet Day Committees about their initiatives to raise awareness of the campaign. Here, we hear from our Portuguese Safer Internet Centre.Read more
- Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre
Over the past few years, society in Bulgaria has been affected by the ever-growing wave of aggressive, offensive and discriminative viewpoints, including xenophobia and racism. This flood of hate speech via online media, internet forums and social media has, on several occasions, spilled over into different forms of physical violence. Children are exposed to hate speech from a very young age due to their early entry into the digital world. An active campaign against online hate speech, especially that which directly involves or influences children and young people, therefore became one of the priorities of the Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) in 2016.Read more
- UNICEF and LSE
Children worldwide gain benefits, face risks on the internet - new study by UNICEF and LSE.Read more