The aim is to share resources, services and practices between national providers of the services – the European network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) – and to provide services to their users, including industry. In line with the European Commission's Better Internet for Kids strategy, the key vision behind the BIK core service platform is to create a better internet for children and young people.
In more practical terms, the mission is to foster the exchange of knowledge, expertise, resources and best practices between key online safety stakeholders, including industry, in order to increase access to high-quality content for children and young people, step up awareness and empowerment, create a safe environment for children online, and fight against child sexual abuse and child sexual exploitation.
As part of the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) activity line, European Schoolnet coordinates the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs) in collaboration with INHOPE, the International Association of Internet Hotlines. There are currently Safer Internet Centres in 27 EU Member states plus Iceland, Norway and Russia. Each SIC typically comprises an awareness centre, helpline, hotline and youth panel.
Duration: 2014 - 2021
Funding: Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme of the European Union
- Status: Current