Norwegian resource concerning the youngest children and screen time receives great interest
- Norwegian Safer Internet Centre
- Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre
A new study on young children (0-8) and digital technology was recently coordinated by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC), as part of a European-wide study. Fieldwork was conducted between November 2016 and January 2017 as a continuation of a 2015 study about how children aged 8 years or less and their families use and manage digital technologies. That study resulted in valuable new knowledge that partially filled a gap in the existing understanding on how the youngest children cope in the digital world. Here, the Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) reports on country-specific findings.
- BIK team
Since 1992, World Mental Health Day has been celebrated annually on 10 October. As we constantly switch between offline and online activities in everyday life, we may easily come across situations and content that can impact and leave traces on our mental health, be it in a very aggressive or extremely subtle way. Raising awareness about the importance of protecting our mental health has therefore become essential.
Research by Kaspersky Lab to mark Safer Internet Day (SID) 2016 revealed that one in ten (12 per cent) of 16 to 19 year olds in the UK know someone who has engaged in a cyber-activity that could be deemed illegal. The poll found a third (35 per cent) would be impressed if a friend hacked a bank's website and replaced the homepage with a cartoon, and a deeply worrying one in ten would be impressed if a friend hacked the air traffic control systems of a local airport.
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