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Promoting tolerance and respect online among children and young people

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 marks the International Day for Tolerance. This observance has been celebrated every year since 1995, when the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) adopted its Declaration of Principles on Tolerance.

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BIK Youth Ambassadors attend the COFACE Families Europe conference in Helsinki, Finland

On Thursday, 3 and Friday, 4 October 2019, COFACE Families Europe and Vaestoliitto (the Family Federation of Finland) will host a conference for family professionals on the topic of "Shaping a healthy environment fit for children" in Helsinki, Finland.

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October is European Cyber Security Awareness Month

Every October, we celebrate European Cyber Security Month (ECSM), a campaign aiming to promote the importance of information security among citizens and organisations, by sharing simple steps that can be taken to better protect their personal, financial and/or professional data.

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BIK bulletin: focus on positive online content

In each edition of the BIK bulletin, we look at a topical issue – this September 2019, on the occasion of the Positive Online Content Awareness Month, we delve into positive online content: what it is, why it is necessary, how children (aged 0-12) can benefit from it, and how its production and mainstreaming can be facilitated to reach as many users as possible. In doing so, the present BIK bulletin will feature the perspectives of the different groups that have a stake in positive online content: young people, parents and carers, teachers and other educational staff, content producers, policy makers and the research community.

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"Childhood in the digital age: Excessive time behind the screens" conference in Romania

  • Awareness
  • 27/09/2019
  • Romanian Safer Internet Centre

According to the latest study conducted by Save the Children Romania for the Romanian Safer Internet Centre, 31 per cent of Romanian children spent less time with their family, friends or doing things for school in order to stay on the internet, and 28 per cent of children say they tried, without succeeding, to spend less time on the internet.

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International Day of Democracy 2019 – Participation, inclusion, equal treatment

Sunday, 15 September 2019 marks the International Day of Democracy around the world. This 2019 edition focuses on participation – an occasion to take a closer look at young people and democratic participation in the digital age.

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Saving Hogwarts – A guide to the Wizards Unite game

  • Awareness
  • 23/08/2019
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

Austrian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) Saferinternet.at has tested the newly released Wizards Unite smartphone game and shares some advice with parents on how to best support their child in using this game safely. 

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Competition in primary schools on the critical use of the internet

  • Awareness
  • 14/08/2019
  • Slovenian Safer Internet Centre

Slovenian awareness centre SAFE.SI organised its 2018-19 award competition for primary school pupils, who participated with 140 various projects of fine arts, comics and videos, which have delighted the jury. On Thursday, 30 May 2019, the winners were invited to the final event in Ljubljana, where they watched a documentary and received their awards.

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Online safety film competition for young people

  • Awareness
  • 13/08/2019
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

Childnet, a partner in the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC), has completed the 2019 Childnet Film Competition, which is delivered as part of their work for the UK SIC.

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Drive change, hack online hate – Join the SELMA conference!

The "Drive change, hack online hate" conference is a collaborative event organised by the SELMA project and open to everyone interested in hacking hate speech. It will take place in Brussels, Belgium, on Thursday, 10 October 2019.

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