Protection of children - Safer Internet
The Safer Internet programme aims to promote safer use of the Internet and new online technologies, particularly for children, and to fight against illegal content and content unwanted by the end-user, as part of a coherent approach by the European Union.
On 27 February 2008 the Commission adopted a proposal for a new Safer Internet programme.
The 1998 Recommendation is closely linked to the Action Plan on Promoting Safe Use on the Internet which ran form 1999-2004 with a total budget of 38.3 mio Euro and its successor, the Safer Internet plus programme. The 2-year extension allowed a further 52 projects to be co-funded which are all currently running or under negotiation. The Action Plan on Promoting Safe Use on the Internet referred which refers directly to the Communication on Illegal and Harmful Content on the Internet.
Some Member States have published very detailed reports on the challenges the Internet poses to their regulatory framework. It is noteworthy that these reports share and foster the Community approach (see for France, the report by the Conseil d'Etat: "Internet et les réseaux numériques", and for Ireland: "Illegal and harmful use of the Internet - First report of the working group - Department of justice , equality and law reform").
Go to the Safer Internet Programme