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.
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.
What if you could not say what you think?
We are lucky to live in an era where freedom of speech is taken for granted in Europe. What is freedom of speech? It is your right to express uncensored opinions; the right to speak freely about your opinions.
Watch the European Parliament video and let us know what do you think about freedom of speech. Is it important for you?
Nick D’Aloisio, inventor of the news app Summly.
We always say young people can achieve great things: Nick D’Aloiso is just another great example. This brilliant British seventeen-year-old created an app called Summly which summarises news stories from popular media companies. The app has recently been acquired by internet giant Yahoo.
Nick started pursuing his dream with a simple idea: creating a blog where he showcased his app. The app soon attracted attention from big investors and, most recently, from Yahoo. Now, Nick is set to become one of the world’s youngest self-made millionaires.
What a great story about pursuing your dreams. Could you be the next Nick D’Aloiso?
Check out the full article here.