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- German Safer Internet Centre
Sexual messages, pictures and videos reach young people online every day. Without the consent of the recipient, this must be classified as sexual harassment. As in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic communication has shifted to the digital space even more, the German Awareness Centre klicksafe offers advice for those affected and recommends that children and young people should be made aware of sexual border violations in the digital world in an age-appropriate manner.Read more
- BIK Team
The CO:RE – Children Online: Research and Evidence (CO:RE) project is a three-year long project funded by the European Commission in the framework of Horizon 2020, aiming to establish a pan-European knowledge platform on digital technologies in the lives of children and young people.Read more
- Greek Safer Internet Centre
Teenagers and adults are constantly bombarded with images depicting "perfect" bodies, faces, products and relationships, making them feel inadequate and urging them to have similar lifestyles.Read more
- Cypriot Safer Internet Centre
CYTA, an organisation part of the Cypriot Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has produced a theatre play on cyberbullying for high school students, called #George's Room. It has been performed in 350 schools in the country, for two consecutive academic years (2018/19 and 2019/20).Read more
- BIK Team
The time children and young people spend online has increased significantly, giving them access to unprecedented opportunities but also exposing them to new risks. To address this new reality, the European Commission (EC) is funding four Horizon 2020 projects: CO:RE, DigiGen, DIGYMATEX, and ySKILLS, all of which have synergies with Better Internet for Kids (BIK) actions.Read more
- Dutch Safer Internet Centre
Lately, hacking has been enjoying significant attention in the Netherlands. The Dutch Safer Internet Centre (SIC) regularly receives messages from organisations that look for information and/or cooperation on the topic – a positive sign for the SIC, which is increasingly seen as the point of entry for partner organisations looking to develop resources on hacking.Read more
- BIK Team
From Monday, 11 to Wednesday, 20 May 2020, COFACE Families Europe is marking the International Day of Families 2020 by hosting Digital Citizenship Breakfast Bytes, a series of eight 90-minute online sessions (from 9:30-11:00 CET) aiming to increase critical thinking and understanding of the digital world. On Friday, 15 May 2020, in the session called "SELMA Hacking Hate Toolkit: Games to empower young people online", the participants had the opportunity to take a closer look at the SELMA project.Read more
- Italian Safer Internet Centre
Families, teachers, boys and girls have had their everyday lives turned upside down by this long quarantine, in which all of us have had to redefine our daily routines. In this extraordinary scenario, digital technologies have been having a much larger and central role in the lives of each and every one of us.Read more
- BIK Team
From Monday, 11 to Wednesday, 20 May 2020, COFACE Families Europe will mark the International Day of Families 2020 by holding their Digital Citizenship Breakfast Bytes, a series of eight 90-minute online sessions (from 9:30-11:00 CET) aiming to increase critical thinking and understanding of the digital world. The Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Ambassadors will host one of these sessions on "Are youth all natural digital citizens?"Read more
- BIK Team
The global lockdown induced by the coronavirus pandemic has caused fundamental changes to the lifestyles of young people around the world. One of these consequences is their increased reliance on digital technologies – to maintain a social life, to study, to access culture, to express their creativity, and more. The BIK Youth Ambassadors share their tips to cope with this new reality in the best way possible.Read more