Creating a safer and better internet for children and young people

The Better Internet for Kids portal provides information, guidance and resources on better internet issues from the joint Insafe-INHOPE network of Safer Internet Centres in Europe, and other key stakeholders.

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#DigitalDecade4YOUth

European Commission consultation: How to make Europe’s Digital Decade fit for children and young people? 

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Safer Internet Forum

On 6-7 October, this year's edition of SIF explored how to make Europe's Digital Decade fit for children and young people.

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Illegal content online

INHOPE - the International Association of Internet Hotlines - leads the fight against child sexual abuse material (CSAM) online.

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Some online challenges can be fun but some can be extremely dangerous, while the number of views and likes received is seen as an important part of the whole process.

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Online reputation refers to the information that can be found about an individual online, which can be used by others to build up a picture of the person in question.

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Want to find out more about Safer Internet Centre (SIC) services and resources in your country?

Check out your SIC profile page to connect with national resources and sources of support, providing awareness raising, helpline, hotline and youth participation services.

Calendar

Discover a range of events, actions and international days which touch upon safer and better internet issues.

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Stay up to date with the latest news, events and campaigns on safer and better internet issues.

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#DigitalDecade4YOUth

What can be done to ensure that the digital world is fit for the future? And how can we ensure that we promote, protect, respect and fulfil the rights of all children and young people when they go online? The #DigitalDecade4YOUth consultation and campaign has encouraged children and young people, and those that support them, to have their say.

Safer Internet Forum

This year's edition of the Safer Internet Forum (SIF), which took place online on 6-7 October 2021, explored how to make Europe's Digital Decade fit for children and young people. Find out what happened and view session recordings.

Safer Internet Day

Save the date for the next edition of Safer Internet Day (SID) which will take place on Tuesday, 8 February 2022. Once again, we'll join "Together for a better internet" with supporters across the globe. In the meantime, find out what happened in your country on SID 2021, and how various organisations marked the day.

Latest news from Safer Internet Centres and beyond

Background, foundation and development of the Safer Internet Ambassador network in Lithuania

The 21st century is an age where digital technologies are evolving at an enormous pace and changing people’s lives, work, and social interactions. Digital technologies offer several opportunities for improvement, including faster access to information, a more diverse and wider communication and collaboration network, easier access to knowledge – but also new challenges and risks.

New HTML Heroes first and second-class online safety programme is launched

“HTML Heroes: Welcome to the Internet” was officially launched in September 2021 by the Irish Minister for Education, Norma Foley TD. She commented: “To best equip children and young people to make the most of the internet, we need to begin from an early age. Like road safety, children need to know the basics of accessing the internet, how to use it effectively and safely, and to know what to do if something goes wrong and where to get help and assistance. It is my hope that this new programme from Webwise will help teachers and school staff build these foundations with pupils in an age-appropriate manner. Through colourful illustrations, stories and an online safety code that reinforces key safety messages, the new HTML Heroes Programme for first and second class is an excellent starting point for children”.

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Find resources, videos, events, and guides all designed to help us all contribute to creating a safer and better internet for children and young people

Are you looking for lesson plans, resources and videos to use in the classroom or at home?

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Want to stay up to date with key events in the online safety calendar?

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Want the lowdown on the latest apps and platforms, and where to get help with them?

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Our quarterly bulletin can help you stay up to date on topical better internet issues

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