Press conference by Neelie Kroes on better internet for kids
On 2 May 2012, Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Digital Agenda, presented a plan to give children the digital skills and tools they need to benefit fully and safely from the digital world.
This new strategy is to build up the market for interactive, creative and educational content online, in a partnership between the European Commission and Member States, mobile phone operators, handset manufacturers and providers of social networking services.
Varying national approaches mean that children across the EU have different levels of empowerment and protection online. This also makes it difficult for businesses to market child-friendly services and products EU-wide.