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Browse our selection of news stories to learn more about how young people from across Europe (and beyond) have been contributing to creating a safer and better internet. And, if you're interested in browsing a fuller selection of news stories, head on over to the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal or check out the quarterly BIK bulletin for regular highlights. If you're keen to contribute with a story of your own, check out the BIK content contribution guidelines - we'd love to hear from you!

  • Re-launch of klicksafe's Cyber-Bullying First-Aid App

    • Type: Youth
    • Date: 2020-10-30
    • Author: German Safer Internet Centre

    How can young people deal with cyberbullying when they themselves are affected? Where can they turn to if they do not want to confide in their families or teachers directly? In order to support young people in dealing with cyberbullying, members of the klicksafe Youth Panel have developed the Cyberbullying First Aid App in 2016. The German Awareness Centre klicksafe is publishing the app and the corresponding klicksafe flyer Was tun bei Cyber-Mobbing? ("What to do about cyberbullying?") in a new design and with new content.

  • SIC+: focus on the activities of the Ukrainian National Child Toll-Free Hotline

    • Type: Youth
    • Date: 2020-09-30
    • Author: Better Internet Centre, Ukrainian SIC+ programme participant

    In Ukraine, the National Child Toll-Free Hotline ("the Hotline") began its work on 1 January 2013. The work of the Hotline is managed by the civil society organisation (CSO) La Strada-Ukraine. This organisation is a partner of non-governmental organisation (NGO) Better Internet Centre from Ukraine, which joined the SIC+ programme in 2020.

  • IGF 2020 – BIK Youth Ambassadors attend #Youth4DigitalSustainability programme

    • Type: Youth
    • Date: 2020-09-30
    • Author: João Pedro Martins and Kathrin Morasch, BIK Youth Ambassadors

    In the run-up to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2020, the programme #Youth4DigitalSustainability brings together young people from all over the world to work together on the topic of sustainability in internet governance.

  • New surveys on Greek young people's online behaviours and risks

    • Type: Youth
    • Date: 2020-09-10
    • Author: Greek Safer Internet Centre

    The Greek Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has recently published a new scientific article entitled "Understanding the online behaviour and risks of children: results of a large-scale national survey on 10-18 year olds". The paper includes the results of two large scale surveys that have been conducted the last two years in 900 Greek schools, among 27,000 students aged 10-18. 

  • Portuguese Digital Leaders attend Virtual Educa Connect 2020

    • Type: Youth
    • Date: 2020-09-03
    • Author: Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

    On Thursday, 23 July 2020, the Portuguese Digital Leaders attended the Virtual Educa Connect 2020 online conference, the largest international virtual meeting on innovation in education for social transformation. More specifically, the group was involved in a panel discussion on "Digital Citizenship: Risks and Challenges in the ‘New Normal'".

  • Apetail Years 2020 study now released

    • Type: Youth
    • Date: 2020-08-20
    • Author: Belgian Safer Internet Centre

    Apetail Years is a study of media ownership and use by children between the age of 6 and 12, and young people aged 12-18 in Flanders, conducted by Mediaraven, Mediawijs and imec-MICT-UGent every two years. Belgian awareness centre Child Focus was also involved. The results for Wallonia will be published at the end of 2020. These results provide interesting insight into how young people deal with the news, current events and societal debate.

  • #SERJOVEMEMCASA: a campaign for Portuguese youth in lockdown

    • Type: Youth
    • Date: 2020-08-19
    • Author: Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

    On European Youth Information Day, celebrated on Friday, 17 April 2020, the Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth (IPDJ), member of the Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC), launched the #SERJOVEMEMCASA (Being young at home) campaign, to encourage and promote online projects by and for young people.

  • In the spotlight: Safer Internet Centre Netherlands

    • Type: Youth
    • Date: 2020-08-10
    • Author: 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 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.

  • Join the European Debate Competition!

    • Type: Youth
    • Date: 2020-08-06
    • Author: Belgian Safer Internet Centre

    Mediawijs, which is part of the Belgian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), is looking for young people aged 18-25 who fancy a great adventure, speak a little English, don't hesitate to share their opinion, are interested in Europe and politics, have some time during the autumn of 2020 and spring of 2021, would like to debate about several current topics and are willing to travel around Europe for a European debate competition. 

  • BIK Youth at COFACE Digital Citizenship Breakfast Byte – Are youth all natural digital citizens?

    • Type: Youth
    • Date: 2020-07-22
    • Author: BIK Team

    From Monday, 11 to Wednesday, 20 May 2020, COFACE Families Europe marked the International Day of Families 2020 by hosting Digital Citizenship Breakfast Bytes, a series of eight 90-minute online sessions (from 9:30-11:00 CEST) aiming to increase critical thinking and understanding of the digital world. Four Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Ambassadors hosted the last session, "Are youth all natural digital citizens?" on Wednesday, 20 May 2020, discussing what being a digital citizen meant to them.

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