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  Better Internet for Kids - Bulletin Insafe & InHope  
 
 
  Welcome to the second edition of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin. This quarterly bulletin aims to keep you informed of safer and better internet issues and opportunities across Europe and beyond. In each edition, we’ll bring you a mix of news, research and resources from many of the key stakeholders in keeping children and young people safe online, be they European Safer Internet Centres, research organisations, industry partners, policy makers or experts in the field.

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Online extremism and radicalisation
 
 
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ONLINE EXTREMISM AND RADICALISATION
 
   
 
In each edition of the BIK Bulletin we’ll look at a topical issue – this month we look at Online extremism and radicalisation.

Online extremism is an issue which is getting a great deal of attention at present. The fear that young people could be groomed online by violent extremists and terrorists and encouraged to leave their home countries in order to join IS (Islamic State) in Iraq or Syria is a concern, another fear is that, through immersion in violent extremist cyberspaces, vulnerable young people could also be radicalised to carry out attacks in their home countries.

So what exactly is online extremism and how can it be defined? How can Safer Internet Centres respond to this issue? What messages do we need to provide to young people to ensure they have the resilience to deal with violent extremist and terrorist content they may access online?

A recent Insafe training meeting heard from Dr Maura Conway, Senior Lecturer in International Security and Coordinator of VOX-Pol, expert in terrorism and the internet. She explained that it is important to distinguish between extremism, violent extremism, and terrorism. Of course, people are entitled to extreme views on any topic which may differ from our own, but violent extremists are declaring that they believe that the only way to resolve problems is to kill or harm others who disagree with them. Violent extremism and terrorism overlap but they are not the same.
 
 
 
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INSAFE HELPLINES
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
LIVE STREAMING APPS
 
   
 
Live streaming apps are very topical: towards the end of March 2015, Twitter announced that it was launching Periscope, while earlier in the year Meerkat appeared. Both apps allow users to share live video from a phone or tablet to the world via Twitter.

The apps request access to camera, microphone and location, and users will be notified when someone they are following begins a live broadcast. Both apps contain a leader board showing the most popular users. They users to be aged 13 or over.

Find out more about these and similar live streaming apps in our Insafe Tipsheet.
 
 
 
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INHOPE Twitter Q&A following launch of new statistics  
The Internet of Things
 
   
 
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the new, hot term heard in the media as being the lead in the future of technology and society. During the recent Insafe training meeting, staff from Safer Internet Centres across Europe attended a session in which Bruno Jakić, an artificial intelligence engineer, entrepreneur and independent researcher at Ai Applied, explored the concept.
 
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‘MIL for me’: an online training resource on media and information literacy
 
   
 
The recent Insafe training meeting played host to a resource competition, designed to showcase the best resources from across the European network of Safer internet Centres (SIC) to identify one which should be translated and localised. Following some fierce competition, the Swedish resource ‘MIL for me’ was crowned the winner.

‘MIL for me’ is an online training resource on media and information literacy (MIL) containing a module for teachers and school librarians, another module for students, lesson plans and suggested methods for working with MIL in schools. There is also a separate training module for librarians at public libraries.
 
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Decision tree resources  
‘The Internet Farm’ among the inspiring media literacy practices in Europe
 
   
 
The Greek Awareness Centre is proud to announce that the children’s book and homonymous project ‘The Internet Farm’ authored by Dr Veronica Samara, Greek Safer Internet Centre (SIC) coordinator, and Mr George Kormas, Helpline responsible, was among the 12 good practices included in the second edition of the ‘Media Literacy in Europe: the crucial role of parents in media education’ publication of the Evens Foundation, following its ‘Evens Foundation EU Grant for Media Literacy 2014’ distinction.
 
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Web We Want handbook for educators  
Checklists for safe use of social media
 
   
 
The UK Safer Internet Centre has published three new checklists for Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram covering everything you need to know in order to manage your information and stay safe online while using these services. The handy guides include advice on how to manage your privacy and control what and who you share information with, how to block and report, as well as how delete or deactivate an account.
 
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Youth manifesto for a Better Internet  
Empowering youth at EuroDIG
 
   
 
“Youth Empowerment is not an easy and simple topic. Nevertheless, I was really excited and happy to talk about my views on how to empower youth,” says Florian, Insafe Youth ambassador, who shares his insights from the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) meeting. Florian attended the session on ‘Youth Empowerment’ where he spoke about ways to empower young people to take an active role in shaping the internet of the future.
 
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Youth ambassadors discuss outreach of the Youth Manifesto principles
 
   
 
Insafe Youth ambassadors met last month to brainstorm on how to raise the visibility of the Youth Manifesto and how to disseminate it to young people across Europe and beyond, building on the previous efforts and campaigns targeting young people, and looking towards achieving the engagement of young people as multipliers among their peers.
 
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EU Kids Online enters a new phase  
New reports from EU Kids Online
 
   
 
EU Kids Online, the 33-country research network has recently released some new reports:
  • An interactive guide to key stakeholders’ details those stakeholders in the UK, EU and internationally who are working to ensure child safety online.
  • Mobile opportunities’ explores positive mobile media opportunities for European children, and asks how to create a better internet for this stakeholder group. It identifies the emerging roles children play with their peers online – as advisors, as problem solvers, as explorers and as sharers.
  • Digitally connected: global perspectives on youth and digital media’ is the result of a collaboration between with PEW Internet, EU Kids Online, the Internet Society (ISOC), Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), and YouthPolicy.org.
 
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Net Children 2020 - Growing up with Media  
Net Children 2020 – Growing up with media: Towards a roadmap...
 
   
 
On 16-17 April 2015, approximately 230 participants from more than 30 countries participated in the conference ‘Net Children 2020 – Growing up with media’ in Berlin, which has been organised by the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth and the Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research. The organisers are currently working on a roadmap ‘Net Children 2020’ that will represent a condensed version of the results of the conference.
 
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Research on young children (0-8) and digital technology  
New blog launched on parenting and digital media
 
   
 
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has recently launched a new blog on parenting and digital media. It aims to give parenting advocates, researchers and parents themselves easy access to cutting-edge research, including from LSE’s own current project on Parenting for a Digital Future.
 
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MIRACLE and interoperable age labels
 
   
 
Information about media content is important for ensuring rational consumer decisions in the digital market. In the field of suitable and unsuitable content for children, many Member States rely on age classification procedures and age labels. However, such age schemes are highly fragmented and often rely on visual labels only. Electronic age labels provide a way of exchanging and processing classification information in digital realms.
 
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FOSI - Addressing global safety issues on a national scale  
Addressing global safety issues on a national scale
 
   
 
The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), in partnership with Telecom Italia, will host Global Trends in Online Safety: Creating a National Framework in Rome this September. In Europe, where changes in tech policy are moving very rapidly, there is a constant challenge faced by countries with a range of different resources, priorities and cultural attitudes. The event will bring together some of the most prominent experts from the US, UK and EU, and will feature the latest online safety research as well as solutions-based discussions about internet safety.
 
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Safer Internet Forum 2015  
Safer Internet Forum 2015
 
   
 
In a change to the previously advertised information, Safer Internet Forum (SIF) 2015 will take place at Forum Geesseknäppchen in Luxembourg from 28-29 October 2015.

The Safer Internet Forum (SIF) is a key annual international conference in Europe where policy makers, researchers, law enforcement bodies, youth, parents and carers, teachers, NGOs, industry representatives, experts and other relevant actors come together to discuss the latest trends, risks and solutions related to child online safety. Online registration will open over the summer months - keep checking www.saferinternet.org/sif for the latest information.
 
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Safer Internet Day 2016  
Safer Internet Day 2016
 
   
 
The theme for Safer Internet Day 2016, has now been confirmed as ‘Play your part for a better internet!’. We’ll progressively make more information and resources available as the campaign gathers pace leading up to the day itself, Tuesday 9 February 2016. Check the SID website at www.saferinternetday.org for the latest information.
 
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Back2School campaign  
Back2School campaign
 
   
 
The school year may only just be coming to an end, but the Insafe network is already busy preparing its Back2School 2015 campaign. Building on the successes of previous editions, the Insafe Back2School campaign consists of an online ‘gift’ of resources and tools for teachers to use throughout the school year. It is traditionally released on 8 September to mark the United Nations International Literacy Day.
 
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EU Code Week 10-18 October 2015  
EU Code Week 10-18 October 2015 - Bringing ideas to life with #codeEU
 
   
 
The third edition of EU Code Week will take place 10-18 October 2015. Millions of children, young adults, adults, parents, teachers, entrepreneurs and policymakers will again come together in events and classrooms across Europe to learn to create with code.
 
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INHOPE's Annual General Assembly  
INHOPE's Annual General Assembly
 
   
 
INHOPE’s Annual General Assembly met on 4 June 2015 at Europol’s headquarters in the Hague, the Netherlands. INHOPE’s meetings around the AGM were planned to coincide with Europol’s Annual Expert’s Meeting on combatting Child Sexual Exploitation, to provide another opportunity for INHOPE hotlines and law enforcement to strengthen relationships.
 
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iSejf competition  
Who knows the best way to stay safe online? The kids themselves... thanks to the iSejf competition
 
   
 
Kids shouldn’t use Facebook before they turn 13; they should behave online in the same way they would behave in real life… does it sound patronising? Does it sound as if some 40 year old wrote this? Well then you’re wrong. These opinions belong to kids and are just a fraction of responses the Czech Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has received during the iSejf competition.
 
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