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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Stay up to date with the latest news, events and campaigns on safer and better internet issues.

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

Anyone can be affected by cyberbullying

Cyberbullying does not always start as an intentionally harmful act. At times, it can start as a joke, with someone taking a picture of their peer and sharing it on social networks without permission, and without realising it can indeed be hurtful. Sometimes, teasing could just arise out of boredom, but then turn into a more serious matter.  

Reflections on parent-child relationships online

COFACE Families Europe marked International Children’s Day 2021 with a policy and advocacy session on parent-child relationships in the digital era. In this session, DigiGen researchers Merike Sisask and Olaf Kapella presented findings on ICT in family life, while Better Internet for Kids Youth Ambassadors (BIK Youth) shared their experiences and reflections as children and young people.

#NOHATEONLINE, the Luxembourgish awareness campaign for more respect on the internet

To contribute to the fight against hate speech, BEE SECURE, the Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centre has started a new campaign. The campaign called #NOHATEONLINE promotes more mutual respect on the internet and the prevention of hate speech. The campaign also aims to provide information about freedom of expression and legal boundaries.

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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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