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

On 6-7 October 2021, SIF explored how to make Europe's Digital Decade fit for children and young people.

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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 when, once again, we joined "Together for a better internet" with supporters across the globe. Find out more about how various countries and organisations marked the day.

#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 2021 edition of the Safer Internet Forum (SIF), which took place online on 6-7 October 2021, explored how to make Europe's Digital Decade fit for children and young people. Find out what happened and view session recordings.

Latest news from Safer Internet Centres and beyond

How to speak to children and young people about the war in Ukraine

The world has been shocked by the conflict in Ukraine and the terrible events and images of recent months. At a recent Insafe Training meeting, participants from the European network of Safer Internet Centres heard first-hand about the atrocities which are occurring, and how Ukraine's children and young people are being impacted. Alona Kryvuliak and Yuliia Anosova from La Strada-Ukraine, the Ukrainian Safer Internet Centre, shared their experiences and gave insights into how the Insafe network can also help the ongoing efforts.

New educational handbook to help students distinguish truthful information from fake news online

Social media is playing an increasingly big role in our daily lives, and for many it has become the primary source of information and news. Therefore, it’s important to carefully evaluate the truthfulness of the news we read online. Fake news is becoming increasingly common, it is easily believed by a wide audience, and it is transmitted very quickly through social networks. 

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.  

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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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