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European Commission on Safer Internet Day 2014

The strapline for 2014 is Let's create better Internet together and it is in this spirit that stakeholders are joining for various events. Also in Brussels, on that day the Commission is planning events.

First, this is an excellent opportunity for a 360 degree stakeholder approach: a high level/expert round table chaired by Director General Robert Madelin, gathering national and international policy makers, top tech companies from the CEO Coalition, NGOs, researchers/experts and youth, will discuss future and emerging trends for Better Internet for Kids.

Vice-President Neelie Kroes will be handing out the European Awards for Best Online Content for Kids. The winners have been selected from over 1100 entries from all over Europe and beyond. Several of the winners are actually themselves kids and young people who code, create websites and blogs for their peers - after all, who better to understand and design these ideas than kids themselves! Also, there is the launch of the Youth Manifesto in preparation - on how to make the Internet a better place for youth.

The European strategy to create a Better Internet for Kids

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: positive content, empowerment, safe environment and combatting child abuse material. 

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. 

European Commission's work in the field of child online safety/ wellbeing is a core area of the EU Digital Agenda