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- Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre
The full 2019 public report of the Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) is now published – it shows that in 2019, the Bulgarian hotline processed 10,000 reports.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
- 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
- Matěj Bednář, BIK Youth Ambassador
In February 2020, on the occasion of Safer Internet Day (SID), a group of Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Ambassadors prepared a Youth Pledge for a Better Internet on how to make the information on the apps and services they use on the internet more age appropriate for children and young people, and presented it to a panel of industry representatives at the European Commission. Matěj, BIK Youth Ambassador from Czechia, reflects on his experience below.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 insights and tips to cope with this new reality in the best way possible.Read more
- BIK Team
From Wednesday, 1 to Thursday, 30 April 2020, applications for the South Eastern European Dialogue on Internet Governance (SEEDIG) Youth School 2020 are open to university students from or residing in a country in South Eastern Europe and neighbouring area (SEE+).Read more
- BIK Team
Thursday, 2 April 2020 is World Autism Awareness Day. This event aims to encourage Member States of the United Nations (UN) to raise awareness about people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) throughout the world.Read more
- Lili Leisser, BIK Youth Ambassador
In February, Lili Leisser, Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Ambassador from Austria was invited to the Domainpulse event, organised by nic.at, DENIC and SWITCH. She shares her experience in the article below.Read more
- Lithuanian Safer Internet Centre
In 2020, the international Safer Internet Day (SID) was celebrated differently in Lithuania. More than 200 pupils, teachers and experts became active creators of solutions for a safer and better internet in a one-day hackathon CYBERteens.Read more
- Cyprus Safer Internet Centre
On Saturday, 1 February 2020, the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute of the Ministry of Education and Culture organised a training workshop for the members of the CYberSafety Youth Panel Cyprus, which 30 people attended.Read more