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 Policy Monitor

Check out the new 2024 BIK Policy Monitor report, comparing esafety policies and actions across the EU.

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Age assurance

Check out the new BIK age assurance self-assessment tool for digital service providers, published in May 2024.

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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

The 2024 edition of Safer Internet Day took place on Tuesday, 6 February 2024. Discover more about how people united across the globe "Together for a better internet".

Latest news from Safer Internet Centres and beyond

INHOPE EC-funded hotline activity: overview of Quarter 1, 2024

The first quarter of 2024 has seen a significant volume of activity among the INHOPE EC-funded hotlines, reflecting a concerted effort to combat online child sexual abuse material (CSAM). This article provides a comprehensive overview of the collective efforts and achievements of hotlines during this period.

Empowering youth online: the Ora de Net initiative

Volunteering is a crucial aspect of the Ora de Net project, integral to its mission of educating and informing children and adolescents about safe and responsible internet use. The dedicated Ora de Net Youth Panellists from various regions actively engage in community outreach to raise awareness and provide essential education on digital literacy. 

What parents should know about VR gaming

Immersing yourself in virtual reality (VR) is no longer just for wealthy tech enthusiasts. VR goggles are now available on the market at affordable prices and the range of VR games continues to grow. Today, VR goggles may not be widely used in the average household, but that could change in the near future. This article summarises the most important information about VR games and it provides information for parents whose children are already using VR today.

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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?

Check out the guide to apps

Our quarterly bulletin can help you stay up to date on topical better internet issues

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