Few youngsters, and even fewer parents, are aware of the impact the GDPR will have when it comes into force in May 2018. Not least, children under age 16 will need parental consent to access information society services.
Our aim is to protect and promote the active participation of children online, reinforce national protection and victim support services, and generally assist government, academia, civil society and industry in developing a healthy digital environment.
One example is the Moroccan government's national 3-year eSalama Programme on which we are working with the Council of Europe, in the framework of Morocco's upcoming ratification of the Lanzarote Convention.
Anti-bullying initiatives include the EU-funded programme ENABLE, and an Italian nation-wide anti-bullying training and capactiy-building programme in parntership with the Italian helpline and child protection organization Telefono Azzurro, and the Italian Education Ministry.
Society is shaped by the values, attitudes, skills and knowledge and understanding of its citizens. Developing these competences is more important than ever to engage actively and responsibly in today's rapidly evolving digital world.
Insight works alongside organisations worldwide to provide opportunities for individuals and families in schools and society to develop these. Check out the Internet Literacy Handbook and other resources created or recommended by Insight.
Internet has transformed the way we communicate, learn and play, but is it also shaping us and taking too great a role in even the most private facets of our lives? As experts in education, human rights, communication and more, the Insight team plays an essential in working with governments, institutions and industry in regards the development of new technologies, tools and platforms.
Insight is present on the Ethical board of the EU Mathisis Robotics and machine learning project (ULB, Brussels), on Facebook's Safety Advisory Board (USA), and in the UNICEF WeProtect Fund expert roster.
Every year in February, SID celebrates children's rights (and responsibibilities) on the internet, and remind parents and policy makers of the important role they should be playing.
Developed by Janice Richardson in Luxembourg in 2004 with the EU-funded Safeborders project, SID is celbrated today by almost a million people worldwide. SID 2017 recorded 1 billion impressions on Twitter! Join us on 6th February to celebrate SID 2018.