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18 Apr 2019
  A new initiative, ‘Friendly Wi-Fi’, was launched by UNICEF Albania and the Municipality of Tirana. “Friendly Wi-Fi” is a certification service for public Wi-Fi that marks services that meet minimum filtering standards – particularly in areas where...
13 Mar 2019
As a reaction to a concerning number of reported cases of sexual abuse of children online, the UK`s National Crime Agency is decided to expand their educational programme ThinkUKnow, aiming to teach children about dangers of online grooming. As part...
11 Feb 2019
Preventing cyber bulling has proven to be significant challenge for social media platforms. However, it seems technology that enables cyber bulling can also be used to prevent it. The artificial intelligence is being developed to enable computers to...
10 Feb 2019
Scandals that have recently became public raised the issue of child protection on dating apps like Grindr and Tinder and underlined the importance of keeping the dating apps management accountable for protection children and preventing abuse on...
10 Feb 2019
In an exclusive interview for Mirror Online, Claire Lilley, the Child Safety Public Policy Manger at Google EMEA has discussed the new You Tube app for children and explained 5 tips for parents to make sure their children are benefit from the new...
05 Feb 2019
To mark this year’s Safe Internet Day, Council of Europe introduced recently adopted Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to member States on Guidelines to respect, protect and fulfil the rights of the child in the digital environment. The...
04 Feb 2019
UNICEF calls for addressing and preventing violence against children and young people online. UNICEF has run a poll in which over million responses were collected during the five weeks from 160 countries, asking young people how their parents,...
29 Jan 2019
According to Ofcom, the UK media watchdog, the number of children exposed to online bulling and abuse is on a rise. From 2% of children who said to had been bullied on social media in 2016, this number increased to 9% in 2018. The number of children...
21 Jan 2019
Kailash Satyarthi, a Nobel peace prize winning laureate wrote a piece for Telegraph warning about the dangers of child sexual abuse on internet, saying this phenomenon is far more spread than we tend to think and the measures that are usually...

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