Young people's mental health: the role of technology and social media
- European Schoolnet
On 26 April 2016, European Schoolnet was represented at the ‘Young people's mental health in Europe: promoting prevention and early intervention through multi-sector cooperation' symposium. Organised by Public Policy Exchange, the event brought together policymakers, stakeholders and experts with the opportunity to informally discuss measures taken and to be taken to improve mental health for young people in Europe.
- At least 21,000 schools and more than 19.5 million people were involved in SID actions across Europe.
- On Twitter, the #SID2016 and #SaferInternetDay hashtags trended globally several times on SID itself.
- Over 400 million people were potentially reached worldwide with both hashtags throughout the SID campaign period.
- Over 2.5 million people were potentially reached by the SID Thunderclap campaign – a way of ‘making a noise online' on the morning of SID itself.
- Over 11,300 fans supported the SID campaign on Facebook.
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- The ability to benchmark against schools in your own country and across Europe.
- Access to eSafety advice and guidance.
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- Access to an ever-growing set of resources and tools.
- BIK Team
Wednesday, 10 October 2018, is World Mental Health Day. Launched in 1992 by the World Health Organisation (WHO), this initiative seeks to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world. This year's theme is "Young people and mental health in a changing world".
- BIK team
Recognising the correlation between risks and opportunities of intense digital activity and young people's mental health, on the occasion of World Mental Health Day 2016, Mental Health Europe (MHE) organised the ‘Mental health and young people in the digital age: addressing risks, seizing opportunities‘ event at the European Parliament in Brussels.
- 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.
Insafe network meets to discuss the impact of technology on the health and wellbeing of children and young people
- BIK team
Today, the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres begins a two-day meeting in Larnaca, Cyprus, exchanging knowledge and experience about the latest online issues and trends, considering what the future of technology holds and how it may impact the work of Awareness Centres and Helplines in Europe.
Available now: the free ENABLE resource pack to provide teachers and families with the skills, knowledge and confidence to promote the wellbeing of young people.
- eSafety Label
On 22 September 2015, the Flemish Ministry of Education organised a conference about the eSafety Label project. Around 100 participants – ICT coordinators, teachers and experts – from across the Flemish Community came together in Brussels to learn more about the implementation of eSafety standards in school.