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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BIK+ strategy

Discover the new EU strategy, adopted on 11 May 2022, to protect and empower children in the online world.

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Safer Internet Forum

This year's SIF took place on Thursday, 27 October 2022, with the theme of A Digital Decade for children and youth: BIK+ to protect, empower and respect!

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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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Events and campaigns

Safer Internet Day

This year's edition of Safer Internet Day (SID) took place on Tuesday, 8 February 2022. Save the date for Safer Internet Day 2023 which will take place on Tuesday, 7 February 2023.

#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, campaign and resulting report has encouraged children and young people, and those that support them, to have their say.

Safer Internet Forum

The 2022 edition of the Safer Internet Forum (SIF) took place on Thursday, 27 October 2022. It had the theme of A Digital Decade for children and youth: BIK+ to protect, empower and respect!

Latest news from Safer Internet Centres and beyond

School of Responsible Influencing in Croatia

Always available entertaining and informative content provides countless benefits, but what not all content creators are aware of is that it can also have negative consequences on their follower’s psychological health. Children and young people look at individual content creators as role models, ask them for advice on what to do in a particular situation or share that they are victims of various forms of violence.  

The SIC+ Focus Group: Fostering global collaboration between European Safer Internet Centres and like-minded organisations around the world

In October 2022, the day after the Safer Internet Forum (SIF), participants from the SIC+ programme gathered together from all over the world to participate in the SIC+ Focus Group in Brussels. In addition to the SIC+ members, a number of European Safer Internet Centres (SICs), the European Commission (EC), BIK Youth Ambassadors and Twitter were also represented. The session focused on two main topics for exchange: public-private partnerships and Safer Internet Day 2023. This article provides a brief overview of the points discussed.

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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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