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.

Policy responses to the fake news phenomenon

"Never let truth get in the way of a good story" said Mark Twain in a century where digital devices existed only in the realm of science fiction. More recently, when dealing with the ever-increasing phenomenon of fake news, European policy-makers have drawn on another literary reference: "No one wants a Ministry of Truth", stated MEP Marietje Schaake referencing George Orwell's futuristic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. This analogy has been further used by Vice-President Andrus Ansip who also explained that the European Commission does not seek for a Ministry of Truth either.

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Bulgarian youth ask Facebook to collect less private data

  • Awareness
  • 04/05/2017
  • Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre

Young people in Bulgaria recently asked Facebook to collect less personal data from users. The teens also proposed that Facebook, the most popular social media platform in Bulgaria, think about minimising the scope of friends' search.

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Facebook meets with online safety experts in south-eastern Europe

  • Awareness
  • 02/05/2017
  • Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre

Online safety experts from 10 countries recently participated in a regional meeting with Facebook managers. Taking place in Sofia, Bulgaria on 24 March 2017, representatives came from Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania, Slovenia and Serbia, with the Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) acting as host. Gabriella Cseh, Head of Public Policy for Central and Eastern Europe for Facebook, opened the meeting. She thanked the Bulgarian SIC for its long-term cooperation and its assistance in organising the international event.

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Youth Ambassadors attend high-level meeting of the Alliance to Better Protect Minors Online on SID 2017

  • Awareness
  • 06/03/2017
  • Emilia, Youth Ambassador

We recently reported on the EC-brokered "Alliance to Better Protect Minors Online", which met on Safer Internet Day to launch its statement of purpose. Emilia from Germany attended the event as an Insafe Youth Ambassador. Here she shares her experiences from the day.

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Cyberbullying guide for educators, parents and family members

Here on the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal, we're always pleased to hear from different stakeholders on how they contribute to a better and safer internet for children and young people in their own areas of work and activities.

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Making rules is easy. But what about following them?

Following Safer Internet Day 2017, we've heard from a number of SID Supporters on how they marked the day. Here, Silja Nielsen, Head of Community and Safety at Momio, comments on their actions for a better internet.

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Keeping computers sniffle free with antivirus software

Here on the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal, we're always pleased to hear from different stakeholders on how they contribute to a better and safer internet for children and young people in their own areas of work and activities.

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European Commission welcomes cooperation for a better internet for minors on SID 2017

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". 

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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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