The Best Content for Kids European Award aims at encouraging children and adults to create new and highlight already existing child-friendly, quality online content
European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes said: “The online world can be a great place for kids. I dream of building a Better Internet for Children: with the right online content, kids can explore, play and learn safely – ensuring they have a great time while also gaining the skills for a digital world. I hope this this competition can generate and celebrate bright ideas from across Europe”.
The competition will run in most EU member states and also in Iceland, Norway and Russia during 2013.
For further information consult the press release here.
Visit the website for further information on the competition in your country: http://www.bestcontentaward.eu
Congratulations, Youth Achievement Competition winners!
On Safer Internet Day 2013, Insafe has launched once again the Youth Achievement Competition.
After chosing the winners, the jury has stated:
These clearly illustrate the very active role young people are playing as digital citizens, and the impact they are having on shaping our world of tomorrow.
We are delighted to get this further proof of what we already know: young people have extraordinary skills which can be facilitated in the digital world.
The winners are:
[Under 9] Stefan-Adrian Moromete, Romania, 8
[10-14] Nina Devani, UK, 14
[Over 15] Dimo Yordanov, Bulgaria, 16
Check out the press release and the winners’ entries.
João Pedro, Portugal
Internet has become one of the most efficient means of communication in our days. When we are online we are able to contact people from everywhere in the world, exchange experiences, learn new knowledge and extend our culture. However, restrictions imposed to the freedom of speech on the Internet make us think about who really has that right.
Freedom of speech is the right to share one’s ideas and opinions. It is the basis to modern democracy where censorship should not exist.
A video on the Facebook page of European Parliament shows us why is freedom of speech so important and that it is not guaranteed everywhere. (Facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151528511507996)
Today I would like to talk about freedom of speech little bit more. Freedom of speech allows us to discuss any topic we want, and so my question is:
Get involved! Reply on my tweet using the hashtag or write a comment and make your voice heard!
Matthew, Winner of the Youth Achievements Competition
We asked our Pan-Eu Youth panelists their views on freedom of speech. Matthew wrote us back and we really liked to read his insightful article.
“We are all entitled to our own opinion. Again, that’s what we’re told. But the reality is Youths actually don’t have this ‘freedom’.” says Matthew.
Read the full article here.