Finland has addressed most parts of the European Strategy for a Better Internet for Children (BIK) in national public policies. BIK-related issues have been incorporated into broader policies such as the Ministry of Education and Culture's Promoting Media and Information Literacy (2013) and the Act (2011) underpinning the Finnish Centre for Media Education and Audiovisual Programmes. Cyber security matters are overseen by the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority.
Policy design is distributed across between four to six ministries. Policy is overseen at a Ministry level by the National Audiovisual Institute's Department for Media Education and Audiovisual Media (MEKU), in turn under the Ministry of Education and Culture. A multi-stakeholder body exists to coordinate BIK policy design and BIK-related activities through the Finnish Safer Internet Centre (SIC) including MEKU (coordinator), Save the Children and Mannerheim League for Child Welfare. Regular national data collection on BIK-related issues exists through the annual Youth Barometer and Children's Media Barometer.
Government ministries and the Finnish Safer Internet Centre jointly share the carrying out of activities in relation to BIK with a ministry lead in initiatives to support digital and media literacy in education. The SIC leads in awareness-raising activities. Arrangements to consult and involve children in BIK-related policy issues are in place through the youth panel of the Finnish Safer Internet Centre and through the children's organisations Save the Children and Mannerheim League for Child Welfare.
Breadth of activities
Breadth of activities outlines progress made in Member States delivering initiatives at the national level. Using the full range of recommendations contained in the BIK strategy, the following tables highlight which actions are supported and whether they have increased, stayed the same or decreased in prominence in the last three years for each of the BIK pillars.