The European Commission recently proposed a new Safer Internet programme to enhance the safety of children in the online environment. Encompassing recent communications services from the Web 2.0, such as social networking, the new programme will fight not only illegal content but also harmful behaviour such as bullying and grooming. With a budget of €55 million, the programme, which builds further on the successful Safer Internet programme started in 2005, will run from 2009 to 2013.
The proposed new programme will:
- Reduce illegal content and tackle harmful conduct online.
- Promote a safer online environment.
- Ensure public awareness.
- Establish a knowledge base.
Read the full press release here.
For more information on the Safer Internet Programme, click here.