Safer Internet Forum registrations close on 10 November 2016

  • News
  • 02/11/2016
  • BIK team

Safer Internet Forum (SIF) 2016 will take place on Thursday, 24 November 2016 at Forum Geesseknäppchen in Luxembourg with a theme of 'Be the change: principles, policies and practices for a better internet'.

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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 will take a multistakeholder approach to ‘being the change' for a better internet.
A key objective in the European Commission's Digital Single Market strategy is to break down barriers for online trust and confidence among European citizens and consumers. In a digital age where one in three internet users are children, a fresh approach is needed to bring together actors, both old and new, to shape sustainable strategies to tackle harmful content and behaviour online.
Participants will hear about the latest hopes and concerns regarding children's and young people's use of digital technology, while looking in more detail at recent (self-)regulatory mechanisms and partnerships to prevent or minimise problems. A number of inspiring voices will provide their viewpoints as we look to the increasingly-connected future, and both the opportunities and challenges this may bring.
SIF 2016 is organised by European Schoolnet on behalf of the European Commission in the framework of the EC Better Internet for Kids strategy with funding provided by the Connecting Europe Facility programme (CEF).

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