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13 Feb 2020
It is well-known that the internet is a hiding place for abusers and criminals, especially dangerous to children using self-regulated social media sites, like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and TikTok. This is one of the reasons why the...
13 Feb 2020
It is a natural process for children to become interested in their bodies and sex, but they rarely turn to their parents with their questions. Dr. Szilvia Gyurkó launched the Yelon online sex education program of the Hintalovon Children’s Rights...
11 Feb 2020
Dr. Szilvia Gyurkó, on Safe Internet Day (held on February 11), gathered six key points about the subject of child pornography. Child pornography is one of the fastest crime types in the world It is estimated, that more than 480 thousand child...
09 Feb 2020
Pershi Lastivky [Early Swallows] is a hit television drama series in Ukraine. It focuses on the lives of secondary school students and their struggles with bullying, cyberbullying, suicide, and other problems which have never been publicly addressed...
05 Feb 2020
The year 2019 was especially important for Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who was selected as Person of the Year by TIME magazine for her environmental activism and gave a number of high-profile speeches. UK media regulator Ofcom has identified a...
04 Feb 2020
Media regulator Ofcom interviewed 3,200 children and parents around the UK as part of a 2019 study on children’s electronic device usage habits.  Here are some of the results: Mobile phones are the most commonly used devices among children (50% of...
04 Feb 2020
Facebook plans to develop more tools with parental control, such as access to chat history, or recent photos and videos. Facebook has been under scrutiny over its child safety protections since announcing their plans to extend end-to-end encryption...
04 Feb 2020
3,200 children and parents filled out an Ofcom survey about the use of media and digital devices. Based on the survey, almost half of children aged 3–4 use tablets, and 20% of them use mobile phones. Unlike in previous years, more children use...
17 Jan 2020
“I have no doubt that social media helped kill my daughter.”- confessed Ian Russal who has become a campaigner against social media harm since his 14-year-old daughter Molly committed suicide in 2017. This is just one of the cases that highlights...
10 Jan 2020
Ireland’s Minister of Communications has announced a new bill which would establish an Online Safety Commissioner. The main purpose of the Commissioner is to protect children from toxic behaviours (cyber bullying, which has lead to child suicide) ...

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