NEWS

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Get set for Get Online Week 2017

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.

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BIK bulletin: Focus on online advertising

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.

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Online shopping this festive season? Stay safe!

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.

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Technological innovations of today and of the future

  • Awareness
  • 23/11/2016
  • 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.

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European Youth Panel 2016

This year again, young people from across Europe will meet for the 8th edition of the European Youth Panel (YEP) taking place in Luxembourg on 23 November 2016 at Forum Geesseknäppchen.
 
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Portuguese Safer Internet Centre launches new accessible resources

  • News
  • 04/11/2016
  • 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.

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Challenging hate speech in Bulgaria

  • Awareness
  • 02/11/2016
  • 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.

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Global Kids Online project launched

Children worldwide gain benefits, face risks on the internet - new study by UNICEF and LSE.

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Sexting gone wrong: trust is key in preventing secondary sexting

  • Awareness
  • 18/10/2016
  • Belgian Safer Internet Centre

In the latest helpline data report, sexting was the fifth reported reason why teenagers contacted the Insafe network of helplines. We hear more about this topic from our Belgian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), Child Focus.

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Raising awareness for World Mental Health Day

  • News
  • 10/10/2016
  • BIK team

Since 1992, World Mental Health Day has been celebrated annually on 10 October. As we constantly switch between offline and online activities in everyday life, we may easily come across situations and content that can impact and leave traces on our mental health, be it in a very aggressive or extremely subtle way. Raising awareness about the importance of protecting our mental health has therefore become essential.

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