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Expert group on Safer Internet for Children

The expert group on safer Internet for children helps improve coordination and cooperation among EU Member States to keep children safe when using the internet.

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The creation of a new expert group on safer Internet for children was announced by the Commission on Safer Internet Day 2019. The expert group will help improve coordination and cooperation between EU countries and propose concrete actions to keep children safe when using the internet.

The group is composed of representatives from EU countries, Iceland and Norway. It will discuss a range of topics, from how to protect children from harmful content to how to avoid unfair commercial practices in online advertising directed at children.

One particular aim of the group is to facilitate the sharing of best practices between EU countries on how to implement some of the specific provisions concerning minors in key existing legal acts. These include measures to protect minors from harmful content in the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) and rules on requiring parental consent to access children’s data covered by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Safer Internet Day 2021: A better internet for children and young people

Last Tuesday, 9 February 2021, was Safer Internet Day. Launched in 2004 and promoted by the EU-funded network of Safer Internet Centres in Member States, the day was celebrated online in more than 170 countries worldwide. The theme "Together for a better internet" is a call for everyone to join in making the internet a safer and better place, especially for children and young people.

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