Creating a safer connected world: Organisations and industry

Organisations and industry

Organisations and industry partners are key stakeholders in the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) agenda, working with the European Commission (EC), Safer Internet Centres (SICs) across Europe, and other stakeholders to ensure that products and services are safer by design, and that appropriate measures and responses can be given to any issues identified. Read on to discover more.

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In the spotlight: Safer Internet Centre Cyprus

As part of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Quality Assurance Programme (QAP), the Insafe-INHOPE coordination teams are jointly conducting a series of 15 country visits to the national Safer Internet Centres (SICs) to better understand what is happening in the member states. The teams will monitor emerging issues and challenges, identify good practices that can be shared, and harvest the results of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) policy. On 28 February 2024, an online national visit took place with the Cypriot centre.

BIK Policy Monitor Report 2024 published

The Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Policy Monitor (previously the BIK Policy Map) has been tracking how European countries support children’s and young people’s digital experiences since 2014. Since its launch a decade ago, the main objective of this series has been to compare and exchange knowledge on policies and actions that promote children's safety and well-being in the digital environment based on the recommended measures of the European Strategy for a Better Internet for Kids (the BIK strategy).

Let us celebrate together #EuropeDay 2024

Every year on May 9, the European Union and its citizens come together to celebrate Europe Day. It is a moment to reflect on the continent's shared values, achievements, and aspirations. Europe Day holds particular significance in 2024, as it marks yet another milestone in the journey of European integration and cooperation.

In the spotlight: Safer Internet Centres Austria and Malta

As part of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Quality Assurance Programme (QAP), the Insafe-INHOPE Coordination Teams are jointly conducting a set of fifteen country visits to national Safer Internet Centres (SICs) to better understand what is happening in the Member States: monitoring emerging issues and challenges, identifying good practices to be shared, and harvesting the results of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) policy. On 15-16 January 2024, the Insafe-INHOPE coordination team organised an online cluster meeting with the Austrian and Maltese SICs.

Young people and algorithms

Algorithms are a significant part of young people’s lives and deeply rooted in their daily routines. In this context, the Danish Media Council for Children and Young People and the Centre for Digital Youth Care have developed educational materials that reflect young people’s perspectives and provide information on the importance of understanding the underlying mechanisms behind personal recommendation algorithms. Students engaged with a spectrum of knowledge, dilemmas, and opinions while discussing in the classroom. The material results from extensive involvement from young participants, with 250 eighth-grade students participating in workshops to contribute to its development. 

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