SAFER INTERNET FORUM
Please note, the keynote presentation (09:45 - 11.00 CET approx) will be livestreamed on the day - watch it at http://streaming.sif.eun.org.
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 multi-stakeholder approach to considering the impact of technology on individuals and society.
Safer Internet Forum 2019 will take place on Thursday, 21 November 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. With a theme of "From online violence to digital respect", this year's edition will explore digital respect as an antidote to online violence in various forms. The #DigitalRespect4Her campaign, launched by the European Commission earlier in 2019, highlights the challenges for girls and young women, especially, and an inclusive and respectful online culture for all EU citizens is a European Commission priority. 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.
Against this background, SIF 2019 will open with a keynote address during which Thordis Elva, writer, speaker and journalist, will first provide an overview of the key issues at stake when considering online violence, including online hate speech, image-based sexual violence, and other forms of technology-facilitated gender-based violence. She will then go on to elaborate on some of the strategies and resources that have already been put in place to address the issues, including the role that government, policy makers and regulators can and are playing, while also looking at some of the successful campaigns that have raised awareness of the issues. During her keynote, Thordis will share examples of good practice and give a call to action for participants to reflect on what they can be doing to encourage and foster digital respect.
detailed agenda, deep dive session descriptions,
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Please note, the keynote presentation (09:45 - 11.00 approx) will be livestreamed on the day - watch it at http://streaming.sif.eun.org.
Explore previous editions of SIF:
- Safer Internet Forum 2018
- Safer Internet Forum 2017
- Safer Internet Forum 2016
- Safer Internet Forum 2015
- Safer Internet Forum 2014
- Safer Internet Forum 2013
- Safer Internet Forum 2012
- Safer Internet Forum 2011
- Safer Internet Forum 2010
- Safer Internet Forum 2009
- Safer Internet Forum 2008
- Safer Internet Forum 2007
- Safer Internet Forum 2006
- Safer Internet Forum 2005
- Safer Internet Forum 2004