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.

2024-05-16 media literacy/education, technical settings BIK Team

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Today, 16 May 2024, we're celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! GAAD is an awareness day focusing on digital access and inclusion for the more than one billion people alive today who live with disabilities or impairments. It is marked annually on the third Thursday of May. The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion.

2024-05-11 data privacy, media literacy/education, potentially harmful content BIK Team

BIK Policy Monitor Report 2024 published

The Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Policy Monitor (previously the BIK Policy Map) has been tracking how European countries support children’s and young people’s digital experiences since 2014. Since its launch a decade ago, the main objective of this series has been to compare and exchange knowledge on policies and actions that promote children's safety and well-being in the digital environment based on the recommended measures of the European Strategy for a Better Internet for Kids (the BIK strategy).

2024-05-11 advertising/commercialism, media literacy/education, potentially harmful content, technical settings BIK Team

New launch: BIK age assurance self-assessment tool for digital service providers

The internet offers children and young people many empowering opportunities for personal growth, learning, and social exchange. However, along with these great benefits can come certain risks, including children facing content or services that may be harmful to them.

2024-04-15 advertising/commercialism, data privacy, gaming, technical settings BIK Team

AdWiseOnline guide to outsmart unwanted ads and marketing traps online

In today’s interconnected world, young people are increasingly exposed to digital marketing practices. From social media platforms to mobile apps and video games, the online landscape overflows with advertisements and persuasive tactics. AdWiseOnline campaign resources aim to equip YOU(th) with the knowledge they need to outsmart online ads and traps and know their rights.

2023-12-12 gaming, media literacy/education Video Games Europe

#SeizeTheControls this festive season

Video Games Europe (VGE) has launched the Seize the Controls campaign in the run-up to the holiday season. The campaign aims to inform parents about the tools they have at hand to set up the best video game play experience for their family.  

2023-10-24 media literacy/education BIK Team

The Insafe network meets to discuss the Digital Services Act (DSA) and AI at the Insafe Training meeting

Today, another edition of the bi-annual Insafe Training meeting kicks off. The event is an opportunity for the Insafe network of European Safer Internet Centres (SICs) to meet to facilitate the sharing of experience and good practices between network countries, to explore areas of common ground, and opportunities for closer working between awareness raising, helpline, and youth participation strands. The October 2023 Insafe Training meeting is held online, and includes three mornings of sessions on exploring the opportunities and challenges posed by Artificial Intelligence (AI).

2023-06-22 media literacy/education BIK Team

In the spotlight: Safer Internet Centre Latvia and Lithuania

As part of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Quality Assurance Programme (QAP), the Insafe-INHOPE Coordination Teams are jointly conducting a set of fourteen country visits to national Safer Internet Centres (SICs) to better understand what is happening in the Member States: monitoring emerging issues and challenges, identifying good practices to be shared, and harvesting the results of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) policy. On 20-21 February 2023, an online cluster meeting with the Latvian and Lithuanian SICs was organised by the Insafe-INHOPE Coordination Team.

2023-06-16 media literacy/education BIK Team

In the spotlight: Safer Internet Centre Portugal and Spain

As part of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Quality Assurance Programme (QAP), the Insafe-INHOPE Coordination Teams are jointly conducting a set of fourteen country visits to national Safer Internet Centres (SICs) to better understand what is happening in the Member States: monitoring emerging issues and challenges, identifying good practices to be shared, and harvesting the results of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) policy. On 30-31 March 2023, an online cluster meeting with the Portuguese and Spanish SICs was organised by the Insafe-INHOPE Coordination Team. 

2023-06-13 media literacy/education, online reputation BIK Team

In the spotlight: Safer Internet Centre Bulgaria and Romania

As part of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Quality Assurance Programme (QAP), the Insafe-INHOPE Coordination Teams are jointly conducting a set of fourteen country visits to national Safer Internet Centres (SICs) to better understand what is happening in the Member States: monitoring emerging issues and challenges, identifying good practices to be shared, and harvesting the results of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) policy. On 9-10 March 2023, an in-person cluster meeting with the Bulgarian and Romanian SICs was organised by the Insafe-INHOPE Coordination Team.  

2023-05-11 media literacy/education BIK Team

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. 

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