International news

Free E-courses for vulnerable young people

This past year, Centre for Digital Youth Care has collaborated with British youth organisation The Mix (previously: Youthnet) on a project aiming to strengthen young people’s competencies and skills. The project gives young people the opportunity to receive a certificate representing some of the skills that may be difficult to communicate, e.g., cooperativeness,... read more

Digital Education becomes focus towards 2020

KL (a professional organisation that aims to strengthen and and develop the local government in Denmark), the regions of Denmark, and the Danish government have recently launched a joint digitisation strategy running until 2020. This strategy entails a number of proposals that will help think through, and modernise, digital processes in society. From... read more

Youth and nude photos – what’s what

This spring, Danish youth have received a remarkable notch in the stomach. High school students expose each other publicly on Facebook groups, and the disheartening video-case involving 16-year-old Sofie, has prompted most Danish media to speculate whether Danish youth culture is in midst of a serious moral crisis. At Centre for Digital Youth Care,... read more

What happens when the chat is over?

A volunteer counsellor with Cyberhus.dk’s digital counselling has written a powerful account of Cyberhus’ counselling for our internal newsletter. We believe her story deserves a bit more attention, both to recognise the effort of our volunteers, but also to give people an understanding of the importance of anonymous digital counselling in general.... read more

Digital counselling for teenageboys is blooming!

The collaboration between TUBA (Therapy and counselling for Youth of Alcohol abusers) and Centre for Digital Youth Care has resulted in a brand new counselling platform, which operates as a community. There are no anonymous counsellors, instead there are coaches, each with their own unique story. This has prompted Danish teenage boys to get involved,... read more

Virtual self-harm

For some time, there has been a focus on the self-harming behavior of young people, e.g., cutting, eating disorders, excessive use of alcohol or other drugs, and self-directed violence. At Centre for Digital Youth Care, we know these issues from our own counselling on Cyberhus.dk, but in recent years we have also experienced digital self-harming behaviour.... read more
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About Centre for Digital Youth Care

Since 2004, Centre for Digital Youth Care has worked to create, provide and guarantee professional help through digital media for vulnerable young people. Our focal point is our online youth counseling Cyberhus.dk which implements approx. 8000 consultative interactions with vulnerable young people each year. Read more about Centre for Digital Youth Care.

Cases from cyberhus.dk

Take a look at our samples of consultative interactions with young people, and users, of Cyberhus.

Enable – European network against bullying

Centre for Digital Youth Care is participating in a European Daphne project against bullying that seeks to support and foster young people’s well-being on-and offline. Read more about Enable.

Screenagers

Screenagers is a research project examining the use of ICT in the field of pedagogy. How are we best able to take advantage of ICT’s potential in a pedagogical framework? Read more about Screenagers.

Skills Connect

With Skills Connect, we consider how young people develop work related skills through volunteering, and assess how we can support young people to effectively develop skills that directly can contribute to their opportunities of employment. Read more about Skills Connect.

Danish helpline

Centre for Digital Youth Care’s digital counselling in Cyberhus deals with internet-related issues, as a part of the EU Insafe program, and has served as the Danish helpline in close collaboration with Save the Children Denmark, and the Council for Children and Young People since 2009. Read more about Insafe and Safer Internet Programme.

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Cyberhus – online counselling
CfDP’s project, Cyberhus, is an online socio-educational clubhouse for young people which offers various activities and features, for example counselling via problem pages and chatrooms. Read the full article.

Safer Internet Centre Denmark
CfDP, and two other organisations, part of Safer Internet Centre Denmark​, work to support children and young people’s digital well-being and safety.
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