08 February 2011

EU - Commission to step up efforts to safeguard children online

On the occasion of Safer Internet Day 2011, the European Commission announced that it will step up talks with ICT industry and children's organisations to encourage the design of safer products to help keep children safe online. Moreover, the Commission will shortly review the 2006 Recommendation on minors and how to protect them in audiovisual media and Internet and on the 2008 Communication on the protection of youngsters from harmful content in video games. See also speech by Neelie Kroes Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for Digital Agenda Safer Internet Day 2011: protecting children online Child Focus, Safer Internet Centre in Belgium, Safer Internet Day, 8 February, 2011