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02 Oct 2019
The 10th International Media Conference, organized by the International Children’s Safety Service, was held at the beginning of October in the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The title and main topic was, ‘The Impact of the Media on Children and...
23 Sep 2019
Data from the Parents Association show that in 2018, over 6,000 people contacted the online safety hotline in Bulgaria, mostly concerning child sexual abuse. As a result, and in order to improve online communication, they launched the ‘You are the ...
19 Sep 2019
According to data from 2018, every 5th child aged 7-12 in Hungary already registered to a social media page, and 23% of children aged 10-18 was victim of online bullying. Because not everyone can recognize that s/he was a victim of bullying, it is...
09 Jul 2019
The Bulgarian National Television news report on SOS Children's Villages’ ‘Firefly - Illuminate the Darkness’ Project draws attention to how foster parents, social workers, psychologists and specialists working with children are trained to protect...
02 Jul 2019
Children`s charities in the UK agree social media abuse victims must have the right in a new law to sue the social media platforms where the crimes occur. The UK Government issued a white paper on online harms, introducing the concept of statutory...
06 Jun 2017
The Guardian recently announced that a top charity in the United Kingdom is encouraging parental figures to better safeguard their children on the internet, as statistical evidence recently demonstrated an increase in youth exposure to online...
08 Feb 2017
One of the members of the Network of Organizations for Children of Serbia, Libero Citizens' Association, in cooperation with UNICEF, organized training for the member organizations of MODS in order to develop the capacity to prevent and protect...
Spojeni i sigurni
07 Feb 2017
7.februara/veljačese obilježava Dan sigurnog interneta, Save the Children želi skrenuti pažnju na sigurnosne izazove koje predstavlja masovno korištenje informaciono-komunikacionih tehnologija, a posebno u kontekstu sigurnosti djece kao najranjivije...
13 Jun 2016
Thenews.com reports that it is a well-known fact that online sexual violence against children easily crosses national borders. The specific nature of the abuse is varied: it could be a picture or a movie, ‘live streaming’, or it could be sexual...
09 Jun 2015
'The independent' reports about 17 year old schoolboy’s suicide in Ireland after being bullied in social media. It is believed he was tricked by peers to post photographs in social media. The police is investigating the circumstances of the tragic...

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