Safer Internet Forum 2019

Safer Internet Forum 2019 took place on Thursday, 21 November 2019 in Brussels, Belgium with a theme of "From online violence to digital respect".

Building on the European Strategy for a Better Internet for Children, the Safer Internet Forum (SIF) is an annual international conference delivered under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). Bringing together young people, parent and teacher representatives, industry and government policy makers, technological and awareness-raising experts, and political, educational and social leaders from Europe and beyond, this one-day event takes a multi-stakeholder approach to considering the impact of technology on individuals and society.
The 2019 edition of SIF explored the topic of online violence and its various forms, and how digital respect can act as an antidote to this phenomenon. This focus echoed the European Commission's #DigitalRespect4Her campaign, launched earlier in 2019, which strives to raise awareness of the gender-based violence girls and young women experience on the internet, and to promote an inclusive and respectful online culture for all EU citizens – a priority for the European Commission. Children and young people in particular should feel safe and respected online; equally, they should feel able and empowered to be active public participants in digital life.
Please browse the links below for further information.
Keynote session: From online violence to digital respect
Keynote presentation by Thordis Elva, Writer, speaker and journalist - view slides or view video of live stream
Presentation by Roger Loppacher, President, Consell de l'Audiovisual de Catalunya (CAC) - view slides
Plenary session: Flip the consultation - a dialogue led by the BIK Youth Panel
Plenary session: Young people using social media to bring about change
Emma Holten, Human rights activist - slides not used
Gina Martin, Author and activist - view slides
Sara Sjölander, Girl Child Platform - view slides
Deep dive sessions
DD1: Online sexual violence and misogyny in gaming - view slides
DD2: Sexual violence against men and boys - view slides
DD3: Online sexual harassment (deSHAME) - view slides
DD4: Online hate (SELMA) - view slides
DD5: Using AI as a solution - view slides
DD6: INHOPE@20 - view slides
SIF 2019 was organised by European Schoolnet on behalf of the European Commission in the framework of the EC's Better Internet for Kids Strategy with funding provided by the Connecting Europe Facility programme (CEF). In case of queries, please contact the Safer Internet Forum Secretariat.