Luxembourg Safer Internet Center
Safer Internet Day 2013 in Luxembourg
Online rights and responsibilities: CONNECT WITH RESPECT
Events planned by BEE SECURE
What online rights and responsibilities means to us
Life in a community is always bound to both, rights and responsibilities. They can be referred to as the pillars of society, without which the latter would be doomed to fail. This is true for any online community just as much as it is for the “real-life”-community in which we physically live.
In our opinion, online rights should grant easy access to Internet content worldwide - for everybody. Internet is the most dynamic, most reactive, the fastest and above all – the most connecting medium existing. With all the negative aspects hidden in billions of pages – too many to permanently be under a controlling eye - we still believe that the future lies in openness rather than in banning. Efforts must be made to assure age-appropriated content for children and easy-accessible pages for late entrants. We believe that every person in the world, regardless of age, nationality and gender, has the right to access information of the online world, to become part of the virtual integrity and to express his or her modest opinion without fear of censorship or violent consequences.
In a community of approximately 2.5 billion people, this is only possible if a common behavioral code is respected: online responsibilities! They comprehend the compliance of most important protection schemes (protection of data, privacy, child protection, intellectual property…) as well as the fact that users can legally be held responsible for virtual contributions. To make the Internet safer, everyone is called on to respect others, to not give cyber-bullying a chance and to report illegal or harmful content.
Everyone has the right to live a dignified virtual life besides the real one. Therefore: Connect with respect!
About BEE SECURE Luxembourg
As awareness centre under the EU Safer Internet Programme, BEE SECURE raises awareness and informs the public about children’s use of the internet and new technologies. The aim is to provide children, parents and teachers with knowledge and tools for guiding and empowering children in the information and media society.
The Luxembourg Safer Internet Centre
The Luxembourg Awareness Centre has been operating since November 2006, along with its helpline. Since November 2008, it has become a Safer Internet Centre, combining with the hotline LISA Stopline, dedicated to the fight against illegal content online. In 2012, LISA Stopline became BEE SECURE Stopline. The goal of this name change was to integrate the hotline more into the activities of the Luxembourgish Safer Internet Centre BEE SECURE, consisting of awareness raising activites, BEE SECURE Helpline and BEE SECURE Stopline.
Coordination of the BEE SECURE Awareness Centre
Up to October 2010, the center had been coordinated by three partners and operated under the name LuSI – Luxembourg Safer Internet. Since November 2011, the national youth service SNJ (Service National de la Jeunesse) has taken over the LuSI project and the name has changed to BEE SECURE. The Helpline and the Stopline are managed by KJT – KannerJugend Telefon, the national helpline operating for 20 years and former member of the LuSI consortium. The project is supported by three ministries: the Ministry of Economy and Foreign affaires, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Family.