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From 03/06/2013 to 03/06/2013

Do you know how to protect your child in Internet? Just like in the real world, there are risks for kids online. That's why young children need to be protected from harmful content online. How to do it?

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From 05/02/2013 to 05/02/2013
The Commission has presented the results of joint work of media, technology, telecoms and online companies undertaken since their December 2011 commitment to make the internet a better and safer place for kids. Read more
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From 24/10/2012 to 02/12/2012
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From 09/02/2010 to 09/02/2010
50% of European teenagers give out personal information on the web – according to an EU study – which can remain online forever and can be seen by anybody. Today, Safer Internet Day, the European Commission is passing a message to teenagers: "Think before you post!" It welcomed actions to protect children using social networking websites taken by the 20 companies who signed the Safer Social Networking Principles last year. Most of these companies have empowered minors to tackle online risks by making it easier to change privacy settings, block users or delete unwanted comments and content. Yet more needs to be done to protect children online, the Commission says. Less than half of social networking companies (40%) make profiles of under-18 users visible only to their friends by default and only one third replied to user reports asking for help. Read more
Picture of a computer mouse holding a globe with text Safer Internet Day 2009 10 February
From 10/02/2009 to 10/02/2009
17 leading web firms have signed for the first time a European agreement to improve the safety of under 18s who use social networking sites. These include Arto, Bebo, Dailymotion, Facebook,, Google/YouTube, Hyves, Microsoft Europe, Myspace,, Netlog,, Skyrock, StudiVZ, Sulake/Habbo Hotel, Yahoo!Europe, and Social networking sites are an emerging social and economic phenomenon, attracting 41.7 million regular users in Europe and changing the way we interact with each other on the Web. Read more