Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Stay safe online during the Covid-19 pandemic

INEA ceased operations on 31 March 2021. The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) was established on 1 April 2021 to take over its legacy portfolio as well as additional EU funding programmes.

Creation date: May 15, 2020

How to ensure internet safety while at home during the coronavirus crisis?

The Better Internet for Kids (BIK) and the European Network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) offer online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online. During the time of the coronavirus pandemic, the Safer Internet Centres can provide an excellent source of localised help and advice, for parents and carers especially, in responding to some of the online challenges which COVID-19 might present, as they play a key role in helping children to stay safe online.

Key areas of support:

General advice to families during COVID-19, well-being while in lockdown, responding to online risks under COVID-19, disinformation and fact-checking in times of COVID-19 or safe emergency remote teaching and learning during COVID-19 to name just a few of all the areas covered by BIK and SICs.

Most importantly, resources are available in the 27 EU national languages making easier for every person interested to find relevant information on staying safe online during the coronavirus pandemic.

Get in touch with your national Safer Internet Centre, there is always one close to you.

Safer Internet Centres

The Safer Internet Centres across the 27 EU Member States, Norway, Iceland and UK are co-funded by the Connecting Europe Facility Telecom with a total of €50.1 million.