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A european strategy to deliver a better internet for our children. In May 2012 we set out a European Strategy for a Better Internet for Children to give children the digital skills and tools they need to fully and safely benefit from being online.
Safer Internet Day(SID) is organised by the joint Insafe-INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, with funding provided by the Connecting Europe Facility programme (CEF). Find out more about the EC’s ‘European Strategy for a Better Internet for Children’ on the Digital Agenda website.
Today, the European Union and the rest of the world celebrate the 15th annual edition of Safer Internet Day (SID). Organised by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, the call for action for this day is: Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you. This day will bring together thousands of people from over 140 countries to champion a safer and better internet. They will be calling for everyone to play their part in creating a better internet for all, in particular its youngest users. Internet users are invited to join in and engage with others over the internet in a respectful way in order to ensure a better digital experience for everyone.They will also remind internet users to take responsibility and keep the internet safe. By fostering resilience, skills and knowledge, young people will be able to navigate any online risks safely. A better internet will also empower citizens in this fast-evolving digital world and take full advantage of the enormous opportunities offered to them online.
Under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), EUN Partnership aisbl (hereinafter called European Schoolnet) is developing and maintaining – on behalf of the European Commission – a Better Internet for Kids (BIK) core service platform to share resources, services and practices between national providers of the services – the European Safer Internet Centres (SICs) – and to provide services to their users, including industry. In line with the European Commission’s Better Internet for Kids strategy, the key vision behind the BIK core service platform is to create a better internet for children and young people. In more practical terms, it is our mission is to foster – through the BIK core service platform – the exchange of knowledge, expertise, resources and best practices between key online safety stakeholders, including industry, in order to increase access to high-quality content for children and young people, step up awareness and empowerment, create a safe environment for children online, and fight against child sexual abuse and child sexual exploitation.
Global Kids Online is an international research project that aims to generate and sustain a rigorous cross-national evidence base around children’s use of the internet by creating a global network of researchers and experts. The project developed a global research toolkit that would enable academics, governments, civil society and other actors to carry out reliable and standardized national research with children and their parents on the opportunities, risks and protective factors of children’s internet use. Across truly diverse domestic, cultural and geographic contexts, many children now use digital and online technologies as part of their everyday lives. To guide national and international policy and practice in the best interests of children, a robust evidence base is needed.
According to the European Commission, Cyberbullying is repeated verbal or psychological harassment carried out by an individual or group against others. It can take many forms: mockery, insults, threats, rumours, gossip, “happy slapping”, disagreeable comments or slander. Interactive online services (e-mail, chat rooms, instant messaging) and mobile phones have given bullies new opportunities and ways in which they can abuse their victims.

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