Practice topics


Developing good practice, building capacity, and establishing a strong evidence base is key to the work of Insafe and INHOPE, the network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs), and to other stakeholders in the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) agenda, in Europe and beyond.

Our regularly updated collection of practice articles provides insights into the latest opportunities, challenges and initiatives for keeping children and young people safe online.

National awareness centres focus on raising awareness and understanding of safer internet issues and emerging trends. They run campaigns to empower children, young people, parents, carers and teachers to stay safe online.

Helplines provide information, advice and assistance to children, young people and parents on how to deal with harmful content, harmful contact (such as grooming) and harmful conduct (such as cyberbullying or sexting).

Hotlines exist to allow members of the public to report illegal content anonymously, and are especially committed to stamping out child sexual abuse material (CSAM) from the internet.

Industry partners are key stakeholders in the BIK agenda, working with the European Commission (EC) and Safer Internet Centres (SICs) across Europe to ensure that products and services are safer by design.

Research partners provide a body of knowledge and evidence on issues affecting children and young people online today, helping to identify emerging trends and shape appropriate responses and resources.

Youth participation allows young people to express their views on online technologies, advise on internet safety and empowerment strategies, help create innovative resources, and disseminate messages to their peers.

Want to find out more about Safer Internet Centre (SIC) services and resources in your country?

Check out your SIC profile page to connect with national resources and sources of support, providing awareness raising, helpline, hotline and youth participation services.