NETHERLANDS Safer Internet Centre
Safer Internet Day 2013 in the Netherlands
What do youngsters think about their online rights and responisbilities? To they know their rights online? Do they know their responsibilties? What do they think is the responsibility of government? School? Parents? Industry? How do they keep themselves safe online? Do they know how and where to get help?
On Safer Internet Day on 5th of February 2013 the Dutch Safer Internet Centre releases new research about rights and responosibilities on the internet and about what youngsters do when they experience something on the internet they do not like (also related to www.meldknop.nl that was launched during Safer Internet Day 2012).
To also involve industry and other national experts a group of professionals is invited to discuss the results of this new results and also the results of the CEO Coalition that will be presented in January 2013. Youngsters will also join the discussion. Aim is to exchange knowledge, to bring the results of the CEO Coalition under the attention and to discuss what these results mean for the Netherlands, to discuss which responsibility the industry can and will take, what they want to do the next years and what they see as joined responsiblity.
As part of the public private partnership program Digivaardig & Digiveilig (www.digivaardigdigiveilig.nl), Digibewust has a strong network of national stakeholders which support the awareness centre by knowledge, experience and contacts. UPC, KPN, Ziggo, NVB, IBM, SIDN, CA-ICT and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs are, next to the European Commission, funding the program.
Digibewust works closely with the national hotline combatting child pornograpfhy on the Internet: Meldpunt Kinderponro op Internet. Togehter, both organizations form the national Safer Internet Centre which recieves funding from the European Commission. Meldpunt receives and handles reports from Dutch citizens about sexual abuse on the Internet. Besides the reporting website www.meldpunt-kinderporno.nl, Meldpunt also operates a reporting website where youngsters and their parents can report if they have been confronted with online sexual abuse.