The 2018 Better Internet for Kids and #SaferInternet4EU report is out

The Better Internet for Kids (BIK) and #SaferInternet4EU review of the year 2018 was released on Tuesday, 5 February 2019, on the occasion of Safer Internet Day (SID). It gives an extensive summary of the activities undertaken under the BIK umbrella and in the framework of the #SaferInternet4EU campaign.

The year 2018 has been a busy one for BIK and #SaferInternet4EU, with a wealth of activities and events organised, as well as many success stories. The year began with the 2018 edition of Safer Internet Day, which saw the launch of the #SaferInternet4EU campaign by Commissioner Mariya Gabriel in Strasbourg as well as the Online Safety MOOC (massive online open course).

In March, an updated BIK Policy Map was published, providing an overview of policy making and implementation in EU Member States of the themes and recommendations of the European Strategy for a Better Internet for Children. The #SaferInternet4EU Awards were also launched, aiming to celebrate the best initiatives promoting online safety, media literacy and cyber hygiene across the EU.

The #Back2School campaign was organised in September to highlight all relevant online safety events and campaigns organised at national level. In October, which is also the European Cyber Security Month (ECSM), the "Get Cyber Skilled" learning event for teachers was launched in the framework of the Digital Education Action Plan and the #SaferInternet4EU campaign.

In November, a BIK delegation attended the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) to spread the word about the safer internet agenda. The yearly BIK Youth Panel took place in Brussels, followed on the next day by the Safer Internet Forum (SIF), with a theme of "The impact of technology on children, young people and society". Finally, the year ended with a cheerful #SaferInternet4EU Advent Calendar mini-campaign to showcase some online safety resources from the European network of Safer Internet Centres.

If you are willing to learn more, you may browse through the full report below.


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