Safer Internet Forum 2017
Today Safer Internet Forum 2017 is taken place in Brussels. This is a key annual international conference in Europe where policy makers, researchers, law enforcement bodies, youth, parents and carers, teachers, NGOs, industry representatives, experts and other relevant actors come together to discuss the latest trends, risks and solutions related to child online safety.
With a theme of “From children’s tech to resilient youth – how to foster wellbeing online?”, the SIF agenda includes sessions on children and robotic toys, building resilience with vulnerable groups, whether age should determine how people can access and experience the internet, and the scale of the challenge being faced in tackling child sexual abuse material (CSAM) online. The EC-facilitated, self-regulatory Alliance to better protect minors online will host a session on how the various Alliance commitments are now being actioned, while youth representatives will report on their views in response to the Alliance initiative, also sharing the results of ongoing, youth-led co-creation processes.
SIF 2017 is organised by European Schoolnet on behalf of the European Commission in the framework of the EC Better Internet for Kids strategy with funding provided by the Connecting Europe Facility programme (CEF).