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The European strategy to create a Better Internet for Kids
Young people and children are today amongst the biggest user groups of online and mobile technologies in Europe, going online at an increasingly young age.
Children need quality content online to stimulate their imagination and help them to learn, but they also need the skills and the tools for using the Internet safely and responsibly. The Digital Agenda for Europe aims to have every European digital.
Young people have particular needs and vulnerabilities on the Internet, which we need to address so that the Internet becomes a place of opportunities for them to access knowledge, to communicate, to develop their skills and to improve their job perspectives and employability.
The "Strategy for a Better Internet for Children" which the Commission launched in May 2012 proposes a series of actions grouped around the following main goals:
The Strategy brings together the European Commission and Member States with mobile phone operators, handset manufacturers and providers of social networking services to deliver concrete solutions for a better internet for children. The Strategy is currently implemented through the Safer Internet Programme where the following work is being carried out: