Room J (Bordiau Hall, ground floor), 17/06/2011 (9.30-13.00)
This workshop aims at identifying gaps and new measures that need to be implemented by the industry for the protection and empowerment of youngsters using new technologies. It will bring together manufacturers of mobile devices and game consoles, Internet service providers, social networking services providers, mobile applications and content providers, consumer organisations, researchers, childrens' organisations, youth, parents and teachers. Their input is expected to feed into the definition of new industry initiatives in self-regulation.
This workshop is expected to support the delivery of action 37 of the Digital Agenda.
On 17 June, at the Digital Assembly, the European winners of the Best Children's Online Content competiton will be awarded by Vice-President Neelie Kroes.
Children in Europe are on average starting to use the Internet at the age of 7 but only one in three 9-12 year olds feel that there are enough "good things for kids" of their age online.
That is why the European Commission, together with Safer Internet Centres from 14 countries, has launched the first European Award for Best Children's Online Content.
A jury will select the European winners from the winners of the national competitions from the 14 participating countries. You can already have a look at the national winners online.
Session organiser: Alina RADU (European Commission, DG INFSO, Safer Internet Programme, Luxembourg)
Chair: Khalil ROUHANA (European Commission, DG Information Society and Media, Luxembourg)