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.

2022-05-17 media literacy/education BIK Team

SIC+ programme: a collaboration between the network of European Safer Internet Centres and like-minded organisations around the world

In 2020, the SIC+ programme made its official debut, broadening the European network of Safer Internet Centres with countries from across the globe. This article outlines the nature and activities of the SIC+ programme that aims, through cooperation by its members, to make the internet a safer and better space for everyone. 

2022-05-11 media literacy/education BIK Team

The new Better Internet for Kids strategy is out! Introducing BIK+

Today, the European Commission has adopted a new European strategy for a Better Internet for Kids (BIK+), with the aim to improve age-appropriate digital services and to ensure that every child is protected, empowered and respected online. This new strategy comes ten years after the first BIK strategy, and during the European Year of Youth, spotlighting the voices and ideas of young people themselves.

2022-03-30 e-crime, media literacy/education, potentially harmful content INHOPE

How to report CSAM: Journalism guidelines

The culture and environment, the medium of communication and how we perceive certain words and tones are all factors that contribute to how we consume content. These factors and more impact how a reader will react to a news report. It is therefore important that journalists and publications alike apply guidelines when reporting on sensitive topics, such as child sexual abuse and exploitation, to ensure that the story being told is not also influenced by subjective factors. 

2022-03-30 cyberbullying, media literacy/education, potentially harmful content BIK Team

Latest helpline trends: Quarter 4, 2021

The Insafe network of helplines collects data about the types of calls received and this is analysed every three months to look at trends, and new and emerging issues. The most recent helpline data covers the period from October to December 2021. This reporting period saw over 19,000 contacts made to the helpline network (a considerable rise on the previous reporting period) and continued the overall upward trend in numbers of people reaching out to helplines. There were over 67,000 contacts made to Insafe helplines during 2021 – the busiest year ever, which underlines the importance of the services they offer. 

2022-03-20 media literacy/education, online reputation BIK Team

Happy International Day of Happiness 2022!

20 March marks the International Day of Happiness. This day has been founded by the United Nations (UN) and is celebrated to raise awareness of the fact that progress is not only about increasing earnings or encouraging economic growth, but also ensuring well-being and human happiness. 

2022-02-22 media literacy/education, online reputation Dutch Safer Internet Centre

Media Literacy Week 2021 in the Netherlands

The 2021 edition of the Dutch Media Literacy Week (5-12 November 2021), or #WvdM, focused on the theme ‘Samen Sociaal Online’ (Together Social Online in English). In these times of polarisation, the central topic of the event revolved around how to make the online world a comfortable place for everyone. Thanks to the efforts of the network partners and ambassadors, there was a great deal of national attention around this subject. 

2022-02-18 love, relationships, sexuality (online), media literacy/education, sexual harassment BIK Team

The Insafe network contributed to the Internet Governance Forum 2021

The sixteenth edition of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) took place from 6-10 December 2021 in Katowice, Poland and was hosted both offline and online. The theme of this edition was ‘Internet United’. During the event, the Insafe delegation hosted two workshops: one looking at gender-based issues relating to online violence or abuse, and one discussing the overarching challenge of the digital divide. 

2022-02-16 cyberbullying, media literacy/education, online reputation, potentially harmful content, technical settings BIK Team

BIK Youth Ambassadors attend Safer Internet Day Twitter Summit

A Safer Internet Day Summit was organised and held by Twitter on 10 February 2022, discussing how to stay safe on the social media platform, and wanting to hear more about the participants’ online safety concerns. For the occasion, 24 Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Youth Ambassadors from all over Europe participated in the event.

2021-12-15 media literacy/education INHOPE

Hotline expansion into high-risk countries

Is everyone able to report child sexual abuse material (CSAM) they might encounter on the internet? The answer is no. This question often disturbs people or unbalances them, because they cannot believe that people record and distribute the sexual abuse of children. By reducing the supply of CSAM, we reduce demand, as well as access to this content. And network expansion is how we can address the many parts of the world that do not yet offer public reporting. 

2021-12-15 cyberbullying, gaming, media literacy/education, potentially harmful content BIK Team

Looking back on an eventful year for Better Internet for Kids

As 2021 – yet another year full of uncertainty – comes to an end, Better Internet for Kids recaps on the past year and reflects on the main highlights and activities of 2021, while introducing several exciting events and activities to look forward to in 2022.

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