Industry

 

Industry partners are key stakeholders in the Better Internet for Kids agenda, working with the European Commission and Safer Internet Centres across Europe to ensure that products and services are safer by design, and that appropriate measures and responses can be given to any issues identified.

Many industry partners also develop awareness-raising campaigns and materials.

On this page, you'll find a selection of articles corresponding to the work of industry in contributing to a safer and better internet.

2022-12-06 media literacy/education BIK Team

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.

2022-10-24 media literacy/education BIK Team

Networking opportunity for Safer Internet Centres and members of the Intergroup on Children's Rights in the European Parliament

On Tuesday, 25 October 2022, the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) will meet with several MEPs (Members of the European Parliament) who are part of the Intergroup on Children's Rights at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. This networking event will be an opportunity for direct, informal exchange between MEPs and the Insafe network on the priorities and challenges in accordance with the new BIK+ strategy. 

2022-09-30 data privacy, media literacy/education, potentially harmful content Portuguese Safer Internet Centre

The importance of cybersecurity and media literacy going hand-in-hand

There are more and more online security threats that must be met with special care. New attacks, combined with the exploitation of users' lack of digital literacy, are among the trends that continue in cybersecurity threats. The Portuguese Safer Internet Centre explains the concerns about online safety.

2022-09-30 media literacy/education, potentially harmful content INHOPE

INHOPE Summit 2022

On 20- 21 September 2022, INHOPE (the International Association of Internet Hotlines) held its fifth annual summit, hosted by Amazon Web Services in Washington D.C., with a theme of “Talk about it”. 

2022-08-11 media literacy/education, potentially harmful content BIK Team

The second webinar of the SIC+ programme on the role of parents and awareness-raising activities that address parents

At the beginning of July, the second webinar of the SIC+ programme took place with a focus on the role of parents and awareness-raising activities that address parents. Three organisations shared their knowledge and resources on this topic: COFACE Families Europe, Child Focus and Mediawijs. This article presents the key takeaways of this webinar, including links to relevant resources on the topic of the role of parents and awareness-raising activities for online safety. 

2022-06-30 media literacy/education BIK Team

Introducing the new BIK+ strategy

In May 2022, the European Commission adopted a new European strategy for a Better Internet for Kids (BIK+), to improve age-appropriate digital services and to ensure that every child is protected, empowered and respected online. Ten years after the first BIK strategy, BIK+ wants to spotlight the voices and opinions of European youth.  

2022-06-28 media literacy/education BIK Team

BIK Youth Ambassadors discuss the BIK+ strategy at the Digital Assembly

On 21-22 June 2022, the Digital Assembly took place in Toulouse, France. The Digital Assembly is an annual event hosted jointly by the European Commission and the holder of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU). It is a key forum for members of the European digital ecosystem to gather and discuss important issues. This year’s two-day conference included workshops, panel discussions and plenary sessions focusing on issues related to EU sovereignty and autonomy. In particular, a workshop on day one focused on the newly adopted European strategy for a Better Internet for Kids (BIK+). BIK Youth Ambassadors Sina and Dimitris were there to share their views. 

2022-06-24 media literacy/education, potentially harmful content INHOPE

A look behind INHOPE’s annual review

Sitting behind INHOPE’s annual review are the various processes taken to ensure that it represents the amazing work of the network’s 50 hotlines in 46 countries which work to combat child sexual abuse material (CSAM) online. 

2022-06-24 cyberbullying, e-crime, media literacy/education, potentially harmful content BIK Team

Latest helpline trends: Quarter 1, 2022

The Insafe network of helplines collects data about the types of calls received and this is analysed every three months to look at trends, and new and emerging issues. 

2022-06-15 media literacy/education BIK Team

Insafe network meets to discuss the metaverse and misinformation related to the conflict in Ukraine

Today, 15 June 2022, the Insafe network of European Safer Internet Centres (SICs) begins a two-day training meeting online. It provides an opportunity to facilitate sharing of experience and good practice between network countries, and to explore areas of common ground and occasions for closer working between awareness raising, helpline, and youth participation strands.

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