European Commission welcomes cooperation for a better internet for minors on SID 2017
- European Commission
Today, millions of people in 120 countries are participating in Safer Internet Day. The 2017 motto is "Be the change: unite for a better internet".
In this spirit, the European Commission, tech and telecoms companies, broadcasters, NGOs and UNICEF (who all form the Alliance to Better Protect Minors Online) will unveil today a self-regulatory initiative to address harmful content, conduct and contact online. Within the next three months, the tech and telecoms companies will present their individual commitments to improve online safety.
This Alliance has been brokered by the Commission in line with its Better Internet for Kids strategy. Andrus Ansip, Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, said: "Today, our children are born into an increasingly digital society and start using the internet at an ever-younger age. This gives them a direct involvement and importance in the Digital Single Market. While online activities stimulate their critical thinking, they may face risks that can harm their well-being and development. Creating a safe digital environment for children is a shared responsibility and so I welcome this self-regulatory initiative from companies and NGOs. I have high expectations of the Alliance's work to make the internet safer and better for children."
This item was originally published on the European Commission - Daily News (Press Release Database) on 07/02/2017.
- Emma McClarkin, MEP
The Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal is designed as a multistakeholder platform, where we welcome the contributions of many in promoting the overall aims of creating and safer and better online environment for children and young people. We were delighted, therefore, to receive this article from MEP Emma McClarkin on the occasion of Safer Internet Day (SID) 2017, in which she outlines the global response needed to tackle the issues of child sexual abuse imagery online.
- BIK Team
On Tuesday 7 February 2017, we celebrated the 14th edition of Safer Internet Day. With a theme of "Be the change: Unite for a better internet", the day called upon all stakeholders to join together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially for children and young people.
- European Commission
On 16 December 2016, the European Commission adopted two reports on the measures taken by Member States to combat the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography.
- London School of Economics (LSE
The London School of Economics (LSE) recently hosted a conference on children's and young people's rights in the digital age. Read on to find out more.