Creating a safer connected world: Organisations and industry

Organisations and industry

Organisations and industry partners are key stakeholders in the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) agenda, working with the European Commission (EC), Safer Internet Centres (SICs) across Europe, and other stakeholders to ensure that products and services are safer by design, and that appropriate measures and responses can be given to any issues identified. Read on to discover more.

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One year of BIK+

Exactly one year ago, on 11 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. Let’s take a look at further policy developments that have happened over the course of the past year. 

SIC+ webinar focuses on disinformation and fake news

The SIC+ (Safer Internet Centre plus) programme is a collaboration between the network of European Safer Internet Centres and like-minded organisations around the world focused on keeping children and young people safe online. At the end of March 2023, the fourth and final webinar of the current round of the SIC+ programme took place, focusing on disinformation and fake news. 

The Netherlands focus on inappropriate content for Safer Internet Day 2023

As fast as the internet develops, the years are also passing by fast. This year, on 7 February 2023, the world celebrated the 20th anniversary of Safer Internet Day. What once started as a SafeBorders initiative in 2004 has now grown into a widely respected event celebrated in more than 180 countries. Read more about the SID celebrations in the Netherlands. 

Safer Internet Day 2023 events in Estonia

This year, the focus of the Safer Internet Day (SID) campaign in Estonia was on data sharing, privacy and digital skills with the slogan “My data is my property”.

Safer Internet Day 2023 in Poland: the power of local involvement

More than 1 million children, youth, parents and professionals participated in the Safer Internet Day 2023 campaign all over Poland, with around 4,500 institutions actively involved in undertaking online safety-related initiatives.

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