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 Policy Monitor

Check out the new 2024 BIK Policy Monitor report, comparing esafety policies and actions across the EU.

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Age assessment

Check out the new BIK age assurance self-assessment tool for digital service providers, published in May 2024.

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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

The 2024 edition of Safer Internet Day took place on Tuesday, 6 February 2024. Discover more about how people united across the globe "Together for a better internet".

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World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 2024

Today 21, May 2024, marks the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. This day, proclaimed by the United Nations, highlights the importance of cultural diversity and the essential role it plays in fostering dialogue, understanding, and sustainable development. In an increasingly globalised world, protecting and promoting cultural diversity is not only a moral imperative but also a strategic necessity for ensuring peace and prosperity for all.

Embracing JOMO: finding joy in offline experiences 

In today's hyperconnected world, where the internet has become an integral part of daily life, a new phenomenon has emerged: FOMO, or the Fear Of Missing Out. This pervasive fear drives individuals to constantly seek validation and connection online, often at the expense of their mental well-being and offline experiences. However, amidst the relentless pursuit of virtual validation, there lies a growing movement known as JOMO, or the Joy Of Missing Out. Explore the dynamics of FOMO and JOMO, their impact on mental health and productivity, and strategies for cultivating a healthier relationship with technology to promote overall well-being in the digital age. 

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is celebrated annually on 17 May to highlight the importance of information and communication technology (ICT) in our lives and promote its positive impact on global societies. This day marks the anniversary of the founding of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention in 1865. This year, the theme is digital innovation for sustainable development.

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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?

Check out the guide to apps

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

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