COFACE Families Europe

Last updated: 2023-02-06

About our SID activities

To celebrate 2023 Safer Internet Day, join COFACE Families Europe for a webinar on 8th February 2023 from 9.30-11.00 CET to discuss how to support children as digital citizens.

  • Date: 8th February 2023 from 9.30-11.00 CET
  • Title: Interventions to support children and youth in the digital environment
  • Speaker: Halla Holmarsdottir, Professor, Faculty of Education and International Studies, Oslo Metropolitan University. Coordinator Horizon 2020 research ‘The Impact of Technological Transformations on the Digital Generation (DigiGen)’ and Holly Shorey, Project and advocacy officer, COFACE Families Europe. Impact manager of DigiGen.
  • Description: Following 3 years of EU Horizon 2020 research on the impact of digital transformations on children and youth, the “Digital Generation”, fresh insights and recommendations will be presented during the breakfast byte for use by families, practitioners, policy-makers and key industries. DigiGen starts putting a language to what we see, as a society, about children and young people’s everyday digital realities. Instead of relying on moral panics and paternalistic presumptions, we respond to what hundreds of children and young people are telling us about their everyday digital lives. It is clear that the digital generation is made of active digital citizens who can be resilient and responsible participants in the digital civic space if adequately supported and recognised accordingly across their ecosystem: through schools, leisure time, families, and other civic spaces. This can be done by employing a more holistic, child-rights-friendly approach to digital access and competency. 

Register here and do spread the word to your colleagues, family and friends.

Further information:


What we are doing to support the SID 2023 slogan of "Together for a better internet"…

COFACE acknowledges that it is only together that we can create a better internet. No one actor can carry the weight of the digital transition; policymakers, industry, and civil society have a shared responsibility. COFACE are taking this approach in how we connect with key stakeholders to ensure that the burden is not left on families. Families are keen and ready to embrace the opportunities that digitalisation brings but need the right support in place to do so.

What we are doing to mark the 20th anniversary of Safer Internet Day…

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COFACE Families Europe is network of civil society associations representing the interests of all families. COFACE Families Europe's areas of work include social/family policy, education, disability, gender equality, migration, consumer issues, and the digital transition. Find out more at

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