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These resources highlight safety aspects of Internet use in an international perspective. For a more comprehensive collection of (German language) resources on online safety issues see: Internet Safety
The project was funded by the European Union to investigate children and their behaviour on the internet, particularly using mobile devices (smartphone, tablet). A final report was issued in 2014, which is available for download together with other material and reports.
The EU Kids Online project was launched in 2006, and funded within the EU Safer Internet Programme initiative, in order to create a network of experts on the use of online media by children, and to procure evidence on the media-related conduct of children and youth in Europe, and deliver recommendations for the empowerment of young people regarding a safer use of new media and [...]
Within the framework of its Information Society activities, the EU Commission organises a Safer Internet Day in February.
European network of Awareness Centres promoting safe, responsible use of the Internet and mobile devices to young people. Co-funded by the Safer Internet Programme.
Children’s online risks and opportunities: Comparative findings from EU Kids Online and Net Children Go Mobile
This report focuses on a comparison of findings from two EU-funded projects, EU Kids Online (2010) and Net Kids Go Mobile (2014), the latter of which concentrated on children\'s use of the internet via tablets and smartphones.
Towards Information Literacy Indicators. Conceptual framework paper prepared by Ralph Catts and Jesus Lau (pdf file)
This paper provides a conceptual framework for the identification of indicators of information literacy (IL) and proposes a pathway for cost effective and timely development. The paper includes a definition of IL; a model that links information literacy with other adult competencies including Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills; and a description of [...]
This thematic summary report is grounded in a survey of primary and secondary schools in 30 countries in Europe, conducted by Eurydice, the European network for educational information. Taking account of the daily use of new and online media by children, the survey looks at the curricular and interdisciplinary treatment of online safety at school (e.g. data protection, [...]
Report prepared for the Council of Europe’s Group of Specialists on Human Rights in the Information Society by Andrea Millwood Hargrave. Bearing in mind the usefulness of new meda and the right to free media use and access, the report outlines potentially harmful content and recommendations for protecting children and youths (minors).
The report presents the findings from a survey designed and conducted according to rigorous standards by the EU Kids Online network. It was funded by the EC’s Safer Internet Programme in order to strengthen the evidence base for policies regarding online safety. The survey asked about these online risks: pornography, bullying, receiving sexual messages, contact with people [...]
At the request of the European Commission, klicksafe.de is developing a national awareness node for Internet safety in Germany. The project aims to foster media competence and risk awareness regarding issues such as data safety, protection from harassment and exposure to diallers, etc., by marketing and training strategies.. The website serves as a national platform for [...]
The Handbook (second edition) is published in three versions by the Council of Europe, with or without graphics, as part of its activities for information literacy as a human right. It describes theInternet and its functions to young people (students), with a focus on search for information (search engines, portals), interactive services (e-mail, newsgroups, blogs), distance [...]
The teachers guide relates to a computer game which is available in 13 languages, developed by the Council of Europe. It aims to promote knowledge and awareness of the Internet and its inherent risks, e.g. violation of privacy rights. The game is based on the fact sheets provided by the Internet Literacy handbook
The Youth Protection Roundtable was a project funded in the framework of the Safer Internet Action Plan of the European Commission from November 2006 till April 2009.