INDUSTRY

Industry partners are key stakeholders in the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) agenda, working with the European Commission (EC) 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.

Growing concerns over internet-connected toys

  • Awareness
  • 22/12/2016
  • Forbrukerrådet/Center for Digital Democracy

In the December 2016 edition of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin, we focused on online advertising and the commericalisation of children and young people, citing growing concerns regarding the Internet of Things (IoT) and its extension into the Internet of Toys with regards to the privacy of ‘consumer' data. Here, we pick up on the story, sharing the concerns of consumer organisations across the globe.

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Safer Internet Forum 2016

Safer Internet Forum (SIF) 2016 took place on Thursday, 24 November at Forum Geesseknäppchen in Luxembourg. This event saw more than 200 participants join together to discuss principles, policies and practices for a better internet.

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ICT Coalition Forum - July 2016

  • Industry
  • 04/08/2016
  • ICT Coalition for Children Online
The ICT Coalition for Children Online aims to help younger internet users across Europe to make the most of the online world and deal with any potential challenges and risks. 
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Are you a 'social liability'?

Here at the Better Internet for Kids portal, we're always delighted to hear from organisations which are keen to promote a better and safer internet - for children, young people and the world at large - in their own areas of work and activities. As such, we were recently contacted by Giles Wilson, a UK-based solicitor, on the issue of social liability.
 
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FOSI and UNICEF launch new Global Resource & Information Directory

A new version of the Global Resource & Information Directory (GRID) has recently launched, providing governments, industry, law enforcement, educators and academics with a comprehensive digital resource to better protect children online including from sexual exploitation, said UNICEF and the Family Online Safety Institute.
 
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Is your teenager a hacker? Kaspersky Lab urges parents to question their teen's online habits

Research by Kaspersky Lab to mark Safer Internet Day (SID) 2016 revealed that one in ten (12 per cent) of 16 to 19 year olds in the UK know someone who has engaged in a cyber-activity that could be deemed illegal. The poll found a third (35 per cent) would be impressed if a friend hacked a bank's website and replaced the homepage with a cartoon, and a deeply worrying one in ten would be impressed if a friend hacked the air traffic control systems of a local airport.

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watAgame play their part for a better internet

Following Safer Internet Day 2016, we've heard from a number of SID Supporters on how they marked the day. Here, Silja Nielsen, Head of Community and Safety at watAgame, comments on their actions for a better internet.

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App developers play their part for a better internet

  • Industry
  • 15/02/2016
  • App Developers Alliance

Following Safer Internet Day 2016, we've heard from a number of SID Supporters on how they marked the day. Here, we hear from The Application Developers Alliance:

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Microsoft celebrates Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day 2016 was celebrated across the globe on Tuesday, 9 February. In our round up of events and activities which took place to mark the day, we hear from SID Supporter Microsoft:

 

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ICT Coalition Forum - January 2016

The ICT Coalition for Children Online aims to help younger internet users across Europe to make the most of the online world and deal with any potential challenges and risks. With the internet now one of the most important sources of information, education and entertainment for many people, it is vital that industry, government, schools and other relevant organisations work together to help children and young people use the internet in a safe and responsible way.

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