Insafe insights...

The "Insafe insights…" series of reports draws on the experience and expertise of the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) in Europe to tackle some of the most topical issues encountered in its day-to-day operations.

Drawing on statistics and helpline case studies, this resource aims to outline the issue and some possible responses, while also pointing to sources of further information and support.

The latest in the series, published to coincide with the June 2019 edition of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin, focuses on the topic of online challenges... and especially the issue of dangerous online challenges and the impact of misinformation on "hoax" challenges such as the Blue Whale and Momo challenges.

Insafe insights on...online challenges

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Cyberbullying:

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Sexting:

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Inappropriate content:

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