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- BIK Team
As part of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Quality Assurance Programme (QAP), the Insafe-INHOPE Coordination Teams are jointly conducting a set of ten country visits to the national Safer Internet Centres (SICs) to better understand what is happening in the Member States: monitoring emerging issues and challenges, identifying good practices to be shared, and harvesting the results of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) policy. From 29-30 October 2019, the Safer Internet Centre Italy was visited, bringing together a group of diverse stakeholders and SIC consortium partners at the Ministry of Education, University of Research in Rome.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
- Portuguese Safer Internet Centre
On Tuesday, 11 February 2020, the Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) celebrated Safer Internet Day (SID), with a focus on the theme "Delete cyberbullying!".Read more
- BIK Team
In celebration of Safer Internet Day (SID) 2020, 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.Read more
- BIK Team
On Wednesday, 21 and Thursday, 21 November 2019, 26 youth panellists from 20 European countries came together in Brussels, Belgium to attend the Safer Internet Forum (SIF) 2019 and the preceding BIK Youth Panel.Read more
- Irish Safer Internet Centre
Dublin City University was home to the largest ever gathering of experts, educators, parents and policy makers, to discuss and share ideas on the best possible methods to tackle bullying, cyberbullying and promote online safety at the World Anti-Bullying Forum 2019.Read more
- João Pedro Martins, BIK Youth Ambassador
In 2019, the Convention on the Rights of the Child turned 30. To celebrate this, Portuguese Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Ambassador João Pedro Martins took part in awareness sessions on the digital rights of children and young people in the Azores Archipelago, and shares some takeaways below.Read more
- BIK Team
On Thursday, 21 November 2019, the Safer Internet Forum (SIF) took place in Brussels, Belgium. With a theme of "From online violence to digital respect", it also celebrated 20 years of safer/better internet funding by the European Commission. Below, read the summary of a panel discussion on young people using social media to bring about positive change, moderated by Lili Lili Leißer, Youth Coordinator at the Austrian Safer Internet Centre and BIK Youth Ambassador.Read more