Romanian blog created by teenagers gets European ‘Best Content for Kids’ award

A blog created by four young Romanians won the second prize of “The European Award for Best Content for Kids” in the Youth Groups category.
The contest was organized by the European Commission to celebrate the Safer Internet Day, held on February 11 in over 100 countries all over the world, including the USA for the first time.
Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the EC, rewarded the creators of the best online content for kids together with INSAFE, a European network constituted by 30 national Safer Internet Centres in EU member states and in Iceland, Norway and Russia.
“I see children and young people doing amazing things with digital tools. We need to encourage that, help them to be safe, and give them ways to create a better internet themselves – and to stand up against cyber-bullies” she said in a statement.
The contest had four categories: Young individuals, Young people groups, Adult non-professional and Adult professional.
First in the Youth Groups came a video blog about Polish language, followed by the Romanian project, while a Belgian website helping children to make movies came in third.
The Romanian blog named Little Einsteins presents books, movies, games and interesting facts in a friendly and accessible way for children and has a section dedicated to adolescents too.
Created by four school colleagues and friends aged 17 “trying to demonstrate that internet can be used for in educational purposes”, the blog is meant to prove that school is not the only institution that helps children receive proper education by offering the possibility of acting creatively beyond its gates.
The European Award for Best Content for Kids highlights existing quality content primarily for 4-12 year-old children and encourages the production of new content that will offer young people online opportunities to learn, play, discover and invent.
Safer Internet Day 2014 is all about a better Internet to encourage people of all ages to create good online content for youngsters.