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Condemnation of all forms of child sexual exploitation and abuse – “No Grey Areas on the Internet”

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Children’s charities’ coalition on internet safety (CHIS): Letter to Information Commissioner’s Office (UK)

Dear ICO, Re: Consultation on GDPR Consent guidance We were pleased to note there will be a specific and separate consultation in relation to the position of children under the GDPR. We look forward to contributing in an appropriate way

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Safer Internet Day 2017: European Commission welcomes alliance of industry and NGOs for a better internet for minors. eNACSO is member of the Alliance.

Safer Internet Day 2017: European Commission welcomes alliance of industry and NGOs for a better internet for minors. eNACSO is member of the Alliance. On the Safer Internet Day eNACSO is hosted by the Commission at the Berlaymont to the

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eNACSO Members contribution on SID 2017 Day

As every year eNACSO is at Safer Internet Day 2017 with a lot of activities and events taking place all around its European Space! Taking place on Tuesday, 7 February 2017 with a theme of ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’,

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Risks and opportunities for young people online: a teenager’s perspective of the GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to become law across the European Union in May 2018. As we have seen, a range of provisions within the GDPR are of particular importance to children and teenagers and their rights

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SAVE THE DATE! eNACSO Pre-Event @IGF 2016 on December 5th, 2016 from 15:00 to 16:30 at the Workshop Room 7 PALCCO in Guadalajara, Mexico.

eNACSO has the pleasure of inviting you to the pre-Event on “The Internet of Toys and Things”, hosted by the IGF 2016. The pre event will take place on Monday, December 5th, 2016 from 15:00 to 16:30 at the Workshop

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New Report from NSPCC on what children are telling us about bullying

NSPCC has written this report to help people working with children to understand what children who are being bullied are experiencing, think about what support they need, and consider how to respond effectively. Bullying has been one of the top

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Decoding the GDPR and its implications for UK children

On 14 October 2016 the Media Policy Project hosted a round-table meeting at the LSE to discuss the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation on children. Pascal Crowe, postgraduate student at the LSE, attended the meeting and produced a

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New report from NSPCC into children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour online

This review of the literature about online harmful sexual behaviour (HSB) was carried out to help inform and update guidance for practitioners working with children and young people with harmful sexual behaviour. The report brings together current research on the

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Experiences of Peer Bullying among Adolescents and Associated Effects on Young Adult Outcomes: Longitudinal Evidence from Ethiopia, India and Peru

Being bullied has been found to have a significant impact on children’s physical and mental health, psychosocial well-being and educational performance, with lasting effects into adulthood on health, well-being and lifetime earnings. Little is known about bullying in low- and

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To be 13 or 16, that is the question: the implications for UK teenagers of the European GDPR

To discuss the issues arising from the General Data Protection Regulation’s provision that under 16 year-olds will need parental consent before accessing social media or other online services, the LSE’s Media Policy Project, the UK Council for Child Internet Safety’s

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“I wasn’t sure it was normal to watch it” – The impact of online pornography on the values, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of children

The online world has created incredible opportunities for young people to explore, experiment, socialise, create and educate themselves in ways which were previously undreamt of. But it has also exposed children to the risk of harm, including seeing extreme pornography and

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When “free” isn’t is launched

On 15 June 2016, eNACSO released When “Free” Isn’t, a report which makes a strong case for improved policy, law and action to protect children against unfair and damaging business practices online. The launch event was hosted by MEPs Anna

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John Carr new blog: Children, business and the internet – when “free” isn’t

You wait hours for the No. 11 bus then two come along at once. That’s pretty much how things have turned out with investigations into children and e-commerce. Last month first out of the traps was the mega “Study on

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Support eNACSO’s cause!

Over the past decade, eNACSO has been funded by the European Commission through the Safer Internet Programme. The continuation of this programme is now provided under Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). Unfortunately, the programme under the CEF no longer provides opportunities to

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Secondary school students believe social media affects studies.

Our Irish partner, ISPCC brings this news to the attention of eNACSO members. The article was in one of the Irish national newspapers this week  

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Where is the child in all this? Reflections on eNACSO’s intervention at the 10th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2015

A delegation of eNACSO participated at the IGF 2015 in João Pessoa, Brazil, from 10 to 13 November 2015. The main idea was for eNACSO to raise the visibility of children’s voices and issues and advocate for their needs and interests.

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Parliament approves the Data Protection Package, eNACSO’s position

The Data Protection Package was adopted by the EP in April 2016 after extended negotiations between Member States, the EP and the Commission. See the DEBATE, the PRESS RELEASE and the LAST VERSION OF THE REGULATION* *Please note that the

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Better Internet for kids (BIK) – Focus on Data Protection on behalf of eNACSO’s Member

Better Internet for kids (BIK) has recently published the latest edition of the BIK bulletin with a special focus on the topic of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In this article, three members of Save the Children Denmark youth

Child Safety Summit – Dublin, 14-15 April 2016

Our expert John Carr participates at the Child Safety Summit, Facebook, on 14 April 2016 at Facebook Dublin, and at the Child Safety Summit, Google on 15 April 2016 at Google Dublin This year Facebook and Google are collaborating to

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Young People’s Mental Health in Europe: Promoting Prevention and Early Intervention Through Multi- Sector Cooperation

The Lithuanian Member PARAMOS VAIKAMS CENTRAS – CHILDREN SUPPORT CENTRE informs us on this event which will take place on Tuesday 26th April 2016 in Brussels on “Young People’s Mental Health in Europe”   See here and here more details

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“Poor process, bad outcomes”. A eNACSO contribution on the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), from a children’s rights and online safety perspective

On behalf of the eNACSO, the expert John Carr recently spent a couple of days in Brussels talking to people who had been closely involved in writing the GDPR.  Here he reports on what he learned from those conversations.   To

High-Level Launching Conference “Reaching the heights for the rights of the child”

On behalf of eNACSO, John Carr will attend the High-Level Launching Conference “Reaching the heights for the rights of the child” Sofia, 5 – 6 April 2016 – Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child  2016 – 2021. This

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Appfail Report – Threats to Consumers in Mobile Apps

Save the Children Norway, partner of eNACSO has newly pointing out at this outstanding Report recently issued in Norway on the threats to consumer protection hidden in the end-user terms and privacy policies of apps. The Norwegian Consumer Council analysed

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Reflections on eNACSO’s intervention at the ICT 2015 conference, Lisbon, Portugal

Where is the child in all this? Reflections on eNACSO’s intervention at the ICT 2015 conference, Lisbon, Portugal 20-22 October 2015 To download the full document click here  

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ISPCC launches the Cyberbullying campaign “Words Can Hurt. Choose Them Wisely.”

ISPCC, partner of eNACSO has launched a social media public awareness campaign to draw attention to the issue of cyberbullying, advising that: “Words Can Hurt. Choose Them Wisely” The week long campaign runs from 7th-13th March and highlights how cyberbullying

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ISPCC Childline and Vodafone Ireland Foundation Announce Major New Partnership

ISPCC Childline and the Vodafone Ireland Foundation are delighted to have just announced a major five year partnership that aims to keep children safe by keeping them connected. The Partnership will: provide the charity with €2 million in direct funding

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The ISPCC place pressure on Irish Election candidates on issue of Children’s Cyber safety

The forthcoming Irish general election, which will take place on the 26th of February, affords the  eNACSO board member ISPCC an opportunity to call on all candidates to make their promise to the children of Ireland to ‘Invest in Childhood.’

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Revolutionising primary education in Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina launched a brand new education initiative that will potentially give nearly two million primary school students access to quality education. The Government, BRAC and Save the Children came together to successfully convert primary school

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UK – Porn and Age Verification Project

The UK Department for Culture Media & Sport has set out in its manifesto its commitment to require age verification for access to pornographic content online. And as a consequence it’s recently launched this consultation highlighting its preferred approach to

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MIGRANT MINORS and the Internet: a Report by Save the Children Italy

Through the use of Internet, 1 out of 5 children strengthened their decision to leave. Nearly 20% of migrant minors arriving in Italy on their own have gone through bad experiences online. Save the Children Italy has recently issued the

Survey on the transposition of Directive 2011/93/EU on combating sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography

Missing Children Europe, ECPAT and eNACSO have launched a report that examines the transposition of Directive 2011/93/EU on combating sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography by 27 EU Member States. Studies suggest that between 10-20% of

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Child Sexual Abuse Images on the Internet: A Cybertip.ca Analysis

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection has just released a new study on what we are seeing in the images analyzed through Cybertip.ca. Child Sexual Abuse Images on the Internet: A Cybertip.ca Analysis is based on 43,762 unique images and

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Safer Internet Day 2016 – ‘Play your part for a better internet’

Safer Internet Day 2016 is celebrated globally today, on Tuesday 9th February with the slogan ‘Play your part for a better internet’.   The celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use

ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee Public

eNACSO will participate at ICANN GOVERNMENTAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE PUBLIC SAFETY WORKING GROUP Hosted by the European Commission, Directorate-General Migration and Home Affairs Thursday 28 January 2016 Download here the Agenda PSWG meeting 28 Jan FINAL

eNACSO is looking for a Fundraiser

eNACSO is looking for a Fundraiser to secure funding to eNACSO from mid-2016 onwards, when the current EU grant runs out. The external fundraiser, according to his/her experience, exploring new fundraising opportunities from various sources, will identify the most suitable

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) breaking news!

An amendment proposal has been laid down that sets at 16 the child’s consent age with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data. With a view to enabling adoption of a political

eNACSO is looking for a Sustainability Consultant

eNACSO is looking for a Sustainability Consultant able to provide assistance to eNACSO during its closing phase, specifically with regard to structuring it as an independent body. Aspiring candidates are requested to submit their candidature no later than January, 15

Condemnation of all forms of child sexual exploitation and abuse – “No Grey Areas on the Internet”

eNACSO is among the Children’s Organizations that undersigned the Communiqué: Condemnation of all forms of child sexual exploitation and abuse – “No Grey Areas on the Internet” last October, 30 in Berlin on the occasion of the First European Day

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#WeProtect Summit, Abu Dhabi November 16 – 17, 2015

WePROTECT is a global multi-stakeholder response to combating online child abuse and exploitation. Created initially by the UK government and officially launched in December 2014 by Prime Minister David Cameron. Participants are signatories to a global statement of action. 50 countries, 30

Preventative “I take responsibility” online self-help material by Save the Children Finland, partner of eNACSO provides a new strategy to tackle and prevent child sexual abuse

It provides an innovative way to tackle and prevent child sexual abuse. The material is targeted for people who are worried about their sexual interest and/or online behavior regarding minors, but have not (yet) acted in illegal or harmful ways. The material is based

One in Three: Internet Governance and Children’s Rights

This paper argues that Internet governance bodies give little consideration to children’s rights, despite growing calls from international child rights organizations to address their rights in the digital age. Typically, when children are acknowledged it is in the context of

IGF: “policy options for connecting the next billion”

In November 2015, theInternet Governance Forum will focus on the theme of ‘policy options for connecting the next billion’. Following publication of her co-authored report‘One in three: internet governance and children’s rights’, Professor Sonia Livingstone discusses how internet governance needs to

eNACSO will be in Brazil at IGF 2015!

eNACSO will participate at IGF session ‘DATABASES, A TOOL TO DISRUPT THE DISSEMINATION OF CHILD ABUSE IMAGES IN DIGITAL ENVIRONMENTS’ on Tuesday, November 10 • 09:00 – 10:30 The session will address the types and purposes of the wide range

Internet Governance Forum 2015

eNACSO will participate at IGF session ‘DATABASES, A TOOL TO DISRUPT THE DISSEMINATION OF CHILD ABUSE IMAGES IN DIGITAL ENVIRONMENTS’ on Tuesday, November 10 • 09:00 – 10:30   The session will address the types and purposes of the wide

One in Three: Internet Governance and Children’s Rights published by the Global Commission on Internet Governance

This paper argues that Internet governance bodies give little consideration to children’s rights, despite growing calls from international child rights organizations to address their rights in the digital age. Typically, when children are acknowledged it is in the context of

Online grooming: New trends in online sexual abuse

Child sex offenders are grooming children for the purposes of online sexual abuse, with more using social media apps and smartphones, according to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre. Offenders may target hundreds of children at a time

You Decide – A teaching resource about privacy and digital responsability

You Decide is a teaching resource for privacy and digital responsibility for children and young adults aged between 9 and 18. The objective of the website is to increase awareness, reflection and knowledge about privacy and the choices young people

“Sexual rights and sexual risks among online youth”

IS NOW ONLINE the Report entitled:”Sexual rights and sexual risks among online youth” eNACSO’s attempt to better understand opportunities and risks that children and young people might encounter online when exploring their sexuality. This study represents a first step to

Packing bags for ICT2015? Don’t forget the children!

eNACSO will be at the ICT 2015 with a uniquely child-focused session, please download the invitation to the following link and join us!

Your Right to Choose Online – Child Friendly Report

As part of the overall strategy of eNACSO, aiming at strengthening the dialogue with children and enhancing their participation, eNACSO has newly finalized a child version of the Policy Paper on the Internet Business Model whose launch is expected next

LSE: Children’s safety on the internet: a guide to stakeholders

LSE publishes an excellent diagram showing the key players/stakeholders in the online child safety space. Download the article here

Share Aware Help your child stay safe on social networks

An excellent report came out late last week. The project behind the production of the report was led by the  NSPCC and Mumsnet with Professor Sonia Livingstone acting as an adviser. The release of the report was timed to coincide

Youth Manifesto publication is now available!

The Youth Manifesto publication, which outlines the ten key principles that European youth have identified as essential to creating a better internet for the future, is now available online. The Manifesto is specifically aimed at European policy makers, industry and

Does Media Violence Predict Societal Violence? It Depends on What You Look at and Whe

This article presents 2 studies of the association of media violence rates with societal violence rates. In the first study,movie violence and homicide rates are examined across the 20th century and into the 21st (1920–2005). Throughout the mid-20th century small-to-moderate

014 EU KIds Online: Experiences with sexual content: What we know from the research so far

This report reviews research about children’s experiences with sexual content online from the EU Kids Online and Net Children Go Mobile projects: i) Children discuss in diverse ways and through different sets of discourses their encounters with sexual content. ii)

Violent video games research: consensus or confusion? – The Guardian

t seems like a simple question to ask, but it is one that is apparently very difficult to answer: what are the effects of violent media on our behaviour? It’s also a question that regularly produces heated debates, both in

Ofcom – Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Report 2014

One in three children in the UK now has their own tablet computer, which has nearly doubled in a year, finds. Among children aged between 5 and 15, 34% now have their own tablet, rather than using devices belonging to

EU Kids Online Network: Final Recommendations for Policy

This report updates policy advice and recommendations of the EU Kids Online network. It builds on previous policy reports and adds to recommendations on policy implementation, further research and methodological lessons learned contained in the output from the network. Since

Children Support Center (Paramos Vaikams Centras)’ presentation

Children Support Center (Paramos Vaikams Centras) non-governmental organisation located in Vilnius, Lithuania, member of eNACSO network. It ensures psychological well-being of children, adults and whole families affected by violence or sexual abuse. The organisation works simultaneously in different fields, ranging

Is Child Safety considered in new Top-level Domains? Our letter to ICANN

Dear Colleague, We are not associated with or lobbying on behalf of any organization, individual application or applicant that is currently or has previously submitted a proposal to create a new gTLD. We are writing to you to seek your

Is Child Safety considered in new Top-level Domains? Our letter to ICANN

Dear Colleague, We are not associated with or lobbying on behalf of any organization, individual application or applicant that is currently or has previously submitted a proposal to create a new gTLD. We are writing to you to seek your

The Global Online Counter Child Trafficking Conference

The Conference is based one hundred percent online and will be the largest gathering of private sector, third sector and public sector professionals and practitioners across the world representing the business, education, government, health care, law enforcement and non-profit sectors. The Agenda and the Speakers

Innovative approaches for investigating how young children understand risk in new media: Dealing with methodological and ethical challenges

This report has been produced by drawing on examples of (self-assessed) innovative qualitative studies (or studies with a qualitative component) provided by researchers in the EUKids Online network. Its purpose is to offer an approach to qualitative research that balances

Snapchat: the self-destructing message app that’s becoming a phenomenon

A messaging app that makes photos and videos disappear moments after being sent or received is valued at $800m – and could boost the popularity of sexting (read more)

With new ICANN agreement, you’ll need to verify email or phone to register a domain

Domain registrars like GoDaddy will soon be held far more accountable for information on those who are signing up for web domains. In the future, users will need to verify either their email address or phone number within 15 days

Should children’s internet use be filtered? Multi-stakeholder prudishness impedes open deliberation

At the recently held Safer Internet Forum in Brussels, teenagers and their parents expressed strong views against filtering tools. It seems that no-one likes the language of control (as in ‘parental controls’). Kids wish to be trusted, guided, and have

The Guardian – Yes, porn can be vile and degrading but an authoritarian crackdown won’t work

David Cameron’s proposals are a sop – censorship never helps the powerless. Let’s have a real debate on abuse and consent (read more)

Jim Killock: David Cameron is Issuing Bad Advice to Parents

Following the Daivd Cameron’s speech on protecting children and online pornography, Open Rights Group’s Jim Killock on LSE Media Policy Project, argues that the Prime Minister has created a very unfortunate debate about what he expects from Internet Service Providers

BBC News – Chinese firm Huawei controls net filter praised by PM

The BBC reports that Huawei, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of telecoms equipment, is controlling popular ISP TalkTalk’s web censorship system. The system, known as Homesafe, was praised by Prime Minister David Cameron. Customers who do not want filtering

Breakthrough announced on slimmed-down Connecting Europe Facility

Ireland’s transport minister announced on 27 June a “significant breakthrough” with the European Parliament on a new regulation that will see almost €30 billion in EU funding targeted at enhancing the transport, energy and telecoms networks, under the so-called Connecting

Minister claims progress in tackling child abuse images online – BBC News

UK Ministers say agreements reached with internet firms will lead to a “fundamental change” in how images of child abuse are dealt with online. Firms such as Google, Microsoft and Twitter were summoned to a meeting in Whitehall amid calls

Google urged to do more to block internet access to child abuse images – The Guardian

John Carr acknowledged that Google, like all search engines, blocked access to websites they knew contained images of child abuse, but ‘that is them being reactive they can and should be proactive,” he said. Currently there are three safety settings

IOS 7: App Store’s new Kids category is big news for parents and developers -The Guardian

Apple’s software and services boss Eddy Cue announced the upcoming addition of a Kids category to the company’s App Store as part of its iOS 7 software update. Creating a separate App Store category for kids’ apps could enable Apple

Cameron calls on web giants to block child pornography – The Thelegraph

Internet companies must do more to stop “disgusting images” of child pornography from being available online, David Cameron has warned (read more).

Child Online Protection – the aims of policy. A new contribution from John Carr

Children and young people in all parts of the world now access the internet using a broad range of devices. Several of these devices are highly portable and it is therefore no longer practical to rely solely on a parent

Children and the Internet – Robert Madelin, DG CONNECT

In context of the European Commission’s recently released Cyber Security Strategy, the question of how to make the internet a safer place for children is being discussed. In particular, the pros and cons of a voluntary, industry-led approach compared to binding legislation.

Brussels Briefing on ICT – February 2013

In this latest Brussels Briefing on ICT, leading ICT and digital journalist Jennifer Baker provides an extensive update on the latest policy developments. Topics discussed include: – Data Protection Regulation – Broadband Spectrum – Cyber Security: the Network and Information

Conference on Mental Health and ICT in Greece

Obrella, eNACSO member in Greece, organizes the third Mental Health Innovation Forum on 16-17 May 2013 in Athens, Greece. The conference main focus will be “TeleCare & Patient Compliance”: Help Lines – TeleCare – TelePsychiatry – Internet Consultation – e-Learning

EU Super Kids Online

Four eNACSO members have developed new educational tools for kids Protégeles from Spain, Nobody’s Children Foundation from Poland and Save the Children Denmark and Italy have since spring of 2011 worked together on a Daphne project: EU Super Kids Online.

The European Child Online Safety Conference 2012

eNACSO chair Mr. Kuno Sørensen  will be a speaker on the panel at this conference. There is no doubt that the internet has created a wide range of beneficial opportunities for children and young people in Europe. Increasingly, European children

EuroDIG 2012

At the 2012 EuroDIG in Stockholm eNACSO was represented by five members and the coordinator: Agnieszka Wrzesien, Astrid Winkler, Katalin Baracsi, Georg Ehrmann, John Carr and Marie Bach Drivsholm. eNACSO was focal point for the workshop “Child protection and child

IGF 2012

The 7th annual Internet Governance Forum will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan, 6‒9 November. eNACSO has been playing an active role in the preparation of the IGF and will organize several events during the forum: – Before the forum starts, we

Chair at European Voice meeting

Copyright: Jennifer Jacquemart / (c) European Voice On September 19 eNACSO chair Kuno Sørensen attended the European Voice morning debate “Can we make the Internet a safer place for children”. Kuno Sørensen was on a panel with Robert Madelin, director-general, DG Connect, European Commission Sabine

Response to CEO Coalition

On December 1st 2011 Commissioner Ms Neelie Kroes announced the formation of the “Coalition to make Internet a better Place for Kids”. The Coalition established five separate working groups: WG 1: Reporting tools WG2: Age appropriate privacy settings WG3: Content classification

ROBERT International Conference in Berlin

On 23 and 24 May 2012, the final international conference on the EU study ROBERT was being held in Berlin. Over the last two years this study has carried out a qualitative survey of how children become victims of abuse

Safer Internet Centre Denmark in dialogue with youth forum

Save the Children Denmark operates the Safer Internet Program Hotline against child abuse images. Together with the Danish Media Council for children and young people (awareness centre) and Centre for Digital Youth Care (helpline) we form the national Safer Internet

Romanian children participated in workshop about online safety

European Summer School participants debated for seven days with Sigur.Info project team and experts the problems they face when browsing the Internet and possible solutions for avoiding and combat them. From July 1st to 7th, Save the Children Romania, the

Calls about neglect to NSPCC double in two years

The NSPCC is warning that a sharp increase in reports of neglect cases is putting additional pressure on already stretched children’s services. New figures released by the charity show that reports to its helpline about neglect have doubled over the

New eNACSO members and associate members

eNACSO has expanded its number of members to 25. eNACSO welcome Deutsche Kinderhilfe that is the new full German member of eNACSO. Innocence in Danger which used to be the full German member is still connected to eNACSO as associate member.

eNACSO members meeting 2012

23 eNACSO members and associate members participated in the eNACSO members meeting 30-31 May 2012 in Brussels. The eNACSO members meeting is a biannual event where members get new information and updates on relevant issues, and it is also the

eNACSO annual report 2010-2011

The eNACSO annual report 2010-2011 is now available in a digital version. The annaul report presents an overview of eNACSO activities in the period. Download the annual version here

Brussels Briefing ICT – March 2013

In this latest Brussels Briefing on ICT, leading ICT and digital journalist Jennifer Baker provides an extensive update on the latest policy developments. Topics discussed include: – Data Protection Regulation and Directive – Women in the ICT sector – The

News from Ireland ISPCC

Children’s Rights Referendum Over the last number of years the ISPCC has been advocating for constitutional change to enhance the protection afforded to children, and to further enshrine the rights of children within the Constitution. The Minister for Children &

eNACSO members’ meeting, 2011

17 members and 2 associate members came to Copenhagen for the eNACSO members’ meeting 10-12 October 2011. The members had a packed program focusing on capacity building and networking. Major challenges to children’s safety online were discussed by the participants

Latest achievements of Kék Vonal (Hungary)

Kék Vonal Child Crisis Foundation has been operating a chat counselling service since 2010. The volunteer counsellors helped in 629 chat conversations in 2011. This is a great opportunity for those children, who find it difficult to tell their problems

eNACSO and the CEO coalition to make internet a better place for children

eNACSO welcomes the initiative that Commissioner Neelie Kroes initiated in October 2011 when she called on a coalition of CEOs who  to discuss the following five points:  Children should be able to easily report abusive content, cyber-bullying or grooming using

New legislation in Austria

Austria has introduced new legislation against grooming of children. § 208a, Austrian Criminal Law, is criminalizing the initiating of sexual contacts with underage children since 1 January 2012. Any person, who intends to commit the crime of severe sexual abuse

Obrelas presentation in the Municipality of Athens

The Greek member organization Obrela had a presentation in the Municipality of Athens where they educated volunteers and employers about the grooming process. Furthermore, due to Obrelas collaboration with the Adolescent Health Unit where the Greek Saferinternet Helpline is established,

News from Estonian Union for Child Welfare

Estonian Union for Child Welfare (EUCW) advocates for child rights, coordinates Safer Internet Centre in Estonia and operates Hotline. Since September 2010 EUCW coordinates Safer Internet Centre in Estonia. On the project website www.targaltinternetis.ee there can be found information about training events

eNACSO at Conference on the Council of Europe Strategy on the Rights of the Child

eNACSO member Mr. Theo Noten from ECPAT Netherlands represented eNACSO on Children and Data Protection Conference on the Council of Europe Strategy on the Rights of the Child, Monaco 21 November 2011. The conference objectives aimed: 1. To assess the

Safer Internet Armenia 2012

Over 15 000 Children Take Part in Safer Internet Armenia 2012 About 60 per cent of Armenia’s secondary schools hosted Safer Internet Open Classes between February 7 and February 25 this year. This wide-scale action has been based on the new model

Numa Numa – e-zine for teenagers

Nobody’s Children Foundation in cooperation with Orange Foundation created a new educational tool – “Numa Numa” magazine – designed for teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17. The name of the magazine refers to a viral video posted online

EU Directive adopted

The EU Directive on combating the sexual exploitation of children and child pornography was adopted by the European Parliament and Council on 13 December 2011and has already entered into force. The Directive replaces existing EU legislation and will become the

Safer Internet Forum 2011

eNACSO was represented at The Safer Internet Forum 2011, Luxembourg, by Mr Jon Brown from NSPCC. The focus of the Forum was “Exposed online – a workshop looking at the emergence of “sexting” and challenges for parents and young people.”

EuroDIG 201

The eNACSO board members Naureen Kahn, Agnieszka Wrzesien and John Carr went to Belgrade to participate in the Pan-European dialogue on internet governance. During the EuroDIG Agnieszka Wrzesień spoke in the session “Digital literacy and skills towards economic and social

IGF 2011 in Nairobi

The eNACSO board members Agnieszka Wrzesién and John Carr represented eNACSO at this year’s IGF, held in Nairobi from September 26-30. The network organized a highly successful networking event and Reception for around 40 IGF participants. A Minister from the UK

Mr. John Carr is blogging

External expert and board member of eNACSO Mr. John Carr has recently started blogging about children and young people, the new technologies and staying safe on the internet. Check it out here: http://johnc1912.wordpress.com/ The blog is about the way children and young

Safer Internet Day 2017: European Commission welcomes alliance of industry and NGOs for a better internet for minors. eNACSO is member of the Alliance.

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Children’s charities’ coalition on internet safety (CHIS): Letter to Information Commissioner’s Office (UK)

Dear ICO, Re: Consultation on GDPR Consent guidance We were pleased to note there will be a specific and separate consultation in relation to the position of children under the GDPR. We look forward to contributing in an appropriate way

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Safer Internet Day 2017: European Commission welcomes alliance of industry and NGOs for a better internet for minors. eNACSO is member of the Alliance.

Safer Internet Day 2017: European Commission welcomes alliance of industry and NGOs for a better internet for minors. eNACSO is member of the Alliance. On the Safer Internet Day eNACSO is hosted by the Commission at the Berlaymont to the

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eNACSO Members contribution on SID 2017 Day

As every year eNACSO is at Safer Internet Day 2017 with a lot of activities and events taking place all around its European Space! Taking place on Tuesday, 7 February 2017 with a theme of ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’,

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Risks and opportunities for young people online: a teenager’s perspective of the GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to become law across the European Union in May 2018. As we have seen, a range of provisions within the GDPR are of particular importance to children and teenagers and their rights

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SAVE THE DATE! eNACSO Pre-Event @IGF 2016 on December 5th, 2016 from 15:00 to 16:30 at the Workshop Room 7 PALCCO in Guadalajara, Mexico.

eNACSO has the pleasure of inviting you to the pre-Event on “The Internet of Toys and Things”, hosted by the IGF 2016. The pre event will take place on Monday, December 5th, 2016 from 15:00 to 16:30 at the Workshop

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New Report from NSPCC on what children are telling us about bullying

NSPCC has written this report to help people working with children to understand what children who are being bullied are experiencing, think about what support they need, and consider how to respond effectively. Bullying has been one of the top

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Decoding the GDPR and its implications for UK children

On 14 October 2016 the Media Policy Project hosted a round-table meeting at the LSE to discuss the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation on children. Pascal Crowe, postgraduate student at the LSE, attended the meeting and produced a

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New report from NSPCC into children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour online

This review of the literature about online harmful sexual behaviour (HSB) was carried out to help inform and update guidance for practitioners working with children and young people with harmful sexual behaviour. The report brings together current research on the

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Experiences of Peer Bullying among Adolescents and Associated Effects on Young Adult Outcomes: Longitudinal Evidence from Ethiopia, India and Peru

Being bullied has been found to have a significant impact on children’s physical and mental health, psychosocial well-being and educational performance, with lasting effects into adulthood on health, well-being and lifetime earnings. Little is known about bullying in low- and

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To be 13 or 16, that is the question: the implications for UK teenagers of the European GDPR

To discuss the issues arising from the General Data Protection Regulation’s provision that under 16 year-olds will need parental consent before accessing social media or other online services, the LSE’s Media Policy Project, the UK Council for Child Internet Safety’s

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“I wasn’t sure it was normal to watch it” – The impact of online pornography on the values, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of children

The online world has created incredible opportunities for young people to explore, experiment, socialise, create and educate themselves in ways which were previously undreamt of. But it has also exposed children to the risk of harm, including seeing extreme pornography and

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When “free” isn’t is launched

On 15 June 2016, eNACSO released When “Free” Isn’t, a report which makes a strong case for improved policy, law and action to protect children against unfair and damaging business practices online. The launch event was hosted by MEPs Anna

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John Carr new blog: Children, business and the internet – when “free” isn’t

You wait hours for the No. 11 bus then two come along at once. That’s pretty much how things have turned out with investigations into children and e-commerce. Last month first out of the traps was the mega “Study on

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Support eNACSO’s cause!

Over the past decade, eNACSO has been funded by the European Commission through the Safer Internet Programme. The continuation of this programme is now provided under Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). Unfortunately, the programme under the CEF no longer provides opportunities to

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Secondary school students believe social media affects studies.

Our Irish partner, ISPCC brings this news to the attention of eNACSO members. The article was in one of the Irish national newspapers this week  

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Where is the child in all this? Reflections on eNACSO’s intervention at the 10th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2015

A delegation of eNACSO participated at the IGF 2015 in João Pessoa, Brazil, from 10 to 13 November 2015. The main idea was for eNACSO to raise the visibility of children’s voices and issues and advocate for their needs and interests.

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Parliament approves the Data Protection Package, eNACSO’s position

The Data Protection Package was adopted by the EP in April 2016 after extended negotiations between Member States, the EP and the Commission. See the DEBATE, the PRESS RELEASE and the LAST VERSION OF THE REGULATION* *Please note that the

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Better Internet for kids (BIK) – Focus on Data Protection on behalf of eNACSO’s Member

Better Internet for kids (BIK) has recently published the latest edition of the BIK bulletin with a special focus on the topic of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In this article, three members of Save the Children Denmark youth

Child Safety Summit – Dublin, 14-15 April 2016

Our expert John Carr participates at the Child Safety Summit, Facebook, on 14 April 2016 at Facebook Dublin, and at the Child Safety Summit, Google on 15 April 2016 at Google Dublin This year Facebook and Google are collaborating to

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Young People’s Mental Health in Europe: Promoting Prevention and Early Intervention Through Multi- Sector Cooperation

The Lithuanian Member PARAMOS VAIKAMS CENTRAS – CHILDREN SUPPORT CENTRE informs us on this event which will take place on Tuesday 26th April 2016 in Brussels on “Young People’s Mental Health in Europe”   See here and here more details

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“Poor process, bad outcomes”. A eNACSO contribution on the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), from a children’s rights and online safety perspective

On behalf of the eNACSO, the expert John Carr recently spent a couple of days in Brussels talking to people who had been closely involved in writing the GDPR.  Here he reports on what he learned from those conversations.   To

High-Level Launching Conference “Reaching the heights for the rights of the child”

On behalf of eNACSO, John Carr will attend the High-Level Launching Conference “Reaching the heights for the rights of the child” Sofia, 5 – 6 April 2016 – Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child  2016 – 2021. This

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Appfail Report – Threats to Consumers in Mobile Apps

Save the Children Norway, partner of eNACSO has newly pointing out at this outstanding Report recently issued in Norway on the threats to consumer protection hidden in the end-user terms and privacy policies of apps. The Norwegian Consumer Council analysed

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Reflections on eNACSO’s intervention at the ICT 2015 conference, Lisbon, Portugal

Where is the child in all this? Reflections on eNACSO’s intervention at the ICT 2015 conference, Lisbon, Portugal 20-22 October 2015 To download the full document click here  

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ISPCC launches the Cyberbullying campaign “Words Can Hurt. Choose Them Wisely.”

ISPCC, partner of eNACSO has launched a social media public awareness campaign to draw attention to the issue of cyberbullying, advising that: “Words Can Hurt. Choose Them Wisely” The week long campaign runs from 7th-13th March and highlights how cyberbullying

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ISPCC Childline and Vodafone Ireland Foundation Announce Major New Partnership

ISPCC Childline and the Vodafone Ireland Foundation are delighted to have just announced a major five year partnership that aims to keep children safe by keeping them connected. The Partnership will: provide the charity with €2 million in direct funding

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The ISPCC place pressure on Irish Election candidates on issue of Children’s Cyber safety

The forthcoming Irish general election, which will take place on the 26th of February, affords the  eNACSO board member ISPCC an opportunity to call on all candidates to make their promise to the children of Ireland to ‘Invest in Childhood.’

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Revolutionising primary education in Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina launched a brand new education initiative that will potentially give nearly two million primary school students access to quality education. The Government, BRAC and Save the Children came together to successfully convert primary school

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UK – Porn and Age Verification Project

The UK Department for Culture Media & Sport has set out in its manifesto its commitment to require age verification for access to pornographic content online. And as a consequence it’s recently launched this consultation highlighting its preferred approach to

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MIGRANT MINORS and the Internet: a Report by Save the Children Italy

Through the use of Internet, 1 out of 5 children strengthened their decision to leave. Nearly 20% of migrant minors arriving in Italy on their own have gone through bad experiences online. Save the Children Italy has recently issued the

Survey on the transposition of Directive 2011/93/EU on combating sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography

Missing Children Europe, ECPAT and eNACSO have launched a report that examines the transposition of Directive 2011/93/EU on combating sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography by 27 EU Member States. Studies suggest that between 10-20% of

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Child Sexual Abuse Images on the Internet: A Cybertip.ca Analysis

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection has just released a new study on what we are seeing in the images analyzed through Cybertip.ca. Child Sexual Abuse Images on the Internet: A Cybertip.ca Analysis is based on 43,762 unique images and

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Safer Internet Day 2016 – ‘Play your part for a better internet’

Safer Internet Day 2016 is celebrated globally today, on Tuesday 9th February with the slogan ‘Play your part for a better internet’.   The celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use

ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee Public

eNACSO will participate at ICANN GOVERNMENTAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE PUBLIC SAFETY WORKING GROUP Hosted by the European Commission, Directorate-General Migration and Home Affairs Thursday 28 January 2016 Download here the Agenda PSWG meeting 28 Jan FINAL

eNACSO is looking for a Fundraiser

eNACSO is looking for a Fundraiser to secure funding to eNACSO from mid-2016 onwards, when the current EU grant runs out. The external fundraiser, according to his/her experience, exploring new fundraising opportunities from various sources, will identify the most suitable

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) breaking news!

An amendment proposal has been laid down that sets at 16 the child’s consent age with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data. With a view to enabling adoption of a political

eNACSO is looking for a Sustainability Consultant

eNACSO is looking for a Sustainability Consultant able to provide assistance to eNACSO during its closing phase, specifically with regard to structuring it as an independent body. Aspiring candidates are requested to submit their candidature no later than January, 15

Condemnation of all forms of child sexual exploitation and abuse – “No Grey Areas on the Internet”

eNACSO is among the Children’s Organizations that undersigned the Communiqué: Condemnation of all forms of child sexual exploitation and abuse – “No Grey Areas on the Internet” last October, 30 in Berlin on the occasion of the First European Day

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#WeProtect Summit, Abu Dhabi November 16 – 17, 2015

WePROTECT is a global multi-stakeholder response to combating online child abuse and exploitation. Created initially by the UK government and officially launched in December 2014 by Prime Minister David Cameron. Participants are signatories to a global statement of action. 50 countries, 30

Preventative “I take responsibility” online self-help material by Save the Children Finland, partner of eNACSO provides a new strategy to tackle and prevent child sexual abuse

It provides an innovative way to tackle and prevent child sexual abuse. The material is targeted for people who are worried about their sexual interest and/or online behavior regarding minors, but have not (yet) acted in illegal or harmful ways. The material is based

One in Three: Internet Governance and Children’s Rights

This paper argues that Internet governance bodies give little consideration to children’s rights, despite growing calls from international child rights organizations to address their rights in the digital age. Typically, when children are acknowledged it is in the context of

IGF: “policy options for connecting the next billion”

In November 2015, theInternet Governance Forum will focus on the theme of ‘policy options for connecting the next billion’. Following publication of her co-authored report‘One in three: internet governance and children’s rights’, Professor Sonia Livingstone discusses how internet governance needs to

eNACSO will be in Brazil at IGF 2015!

eNACSO will participate at IGF session ‘DATABASES, A TOOL TO DISRUPT THE DISSEMINATION OF CHILD ABUSE IMAGES IN DIGITAL ENVIRONMENTS’ on Tuesday, November 10 • 09:00 – 10:30 The session will address the types and purposes of the wide range

Internet Governance Forum 2015

eNACSO will participate at IGF session ‘DATABASES, A TOOL TO DISRUPT THE DISSEMINATION OF CHILD ABUSE IMAGES IN DIGITAL ENVIRONMENTS’ on Tuesday, November 10 • 09:00 – 10:30   The session will address the types and purposes of the wide

One in Three: Internet Governance and Children’s Rights published by the Global Commission on Internet Governance

This paper argues that Internet governance bodies give little consideration to children’s rights, despite growing calls from international child rights organizations to address their rights in the digital age. Typically, when children are acknowledged it is in the context of

Online grooming: New trends in online sexual abuse

Child sex offenders are grooming children for the purposes of online sexual abuse, with more using social media apps and smartphones, according to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre. Offenders may target hundreds of children at a time

You Decide – A teaching resource about privacy and digital responsability

You Decide is a teaching resource for privacy and digital responsibility for children and young adults aged between 9 and 18. The objective of the website is to increase awareness, reflection and knowledge about privacy and the choices young people

“Sexual rights and sexual risks among online youth”

IS NOW ONLINE the Report entitled:”Sexual rights and sexual risks among online youth” eNACSO’s attempt to better understand opportunities and risks that children and young people might encounter online when exploring their sexuality. This study represents a first step to

Packing bags for ICT2015? Don’t forget the children!

eNACSO will be at the ICT 2015 with a uniquely child-focused session, please download the invitation to the following link and join us!

Your Right to Choose Online – Child Friendly Report

As part of the overall strategy of eNACSO, aiming at strengthening the dialogue with children and enhancing their participation, eNACSO has newly finalized a child version of the Policy Paper on the Internet Business Model whose launch is expected next

LSE: Children’s safety on the internet: a guide to stakeholders

LSE publishes an excellent diagram showing the key players/stakeholders in the online child safety space. Download the article here

Share Aware Help your child stay safe on social networks

An excellent report came out late last week. The project behind the production of the report was led by the  NSPCC and Mumsnet with Professor Sonia Livingstone acting as an adviser. The release of the report was timed to coincide

Youth Manifesto publication is now available!

The Youth Manifesto publication, which outlines the ten key principles that European youth have identified as essential to creating a better internet for the future, is now available online. The Manifesto is specifically aimed at European policy makers, industry and

Does Media Violence Predict Societal Violence? It Depends on What You Look at and Whe

This article presents 2 studies of the association of media violence rates with societal violence rates. In the first study,movie violence and homicide rates are examined across the 20th century and into the 21st (1920–2005). Throughout the mid-20th century small-to-moderate

014 EU KIds Online: Experiences with sexual content: What we know from the research so far

This report reviews research about children’s experiences with sexual content online from the EU Kids Online and Net Children Go Mobile projects: i) Children discuss in diverse ways and through different sets of discourses their encounters with sexual content. ii)

Violent video games research: consensus or confusion? – The Guardian

t seems like a simple question to ask, but it is one that is apparently very difficult to answer: what are the effects of violent media on our behaviour? It’s also a question that regularly produces heated debates, both in

Ofcom – Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Report 2014

One in three children in the UK now has their own tablet computer, which has nearly doubled in a year, finds. Among children aged between 5 and 15, 34% now have their own tablet, rather than using devices belonging to

EU Kids Online Network: Final Recommendations for Policy

This report updates policy advice and recommendations of the EU Kids Online network. It builds on previous policy reports and adds to recommendations on policy implementation, further research and methodological lessons learned contained in the output from the network. Since

Children Support Center (Paramos Vaikams Centras)’ presentation

Children Support Center (Paramos Vaikams Centras) non-governmental organisation located in Vilnius, Lithuania, member of eNACSO network. It ensures psychological well-being of children, adults and whole families affected by violence or sexual abuse. The organisation works simultaneously in different fields, ranging

Is Child Safety considered in new Top-level Domains? Our letter to ICANN

Dear Colleague, We are not associated with or lobbying on behalf of any organization, individual application or applicant that is currently or has previously submitted a proposal to create a new gTLD. We are writing to you to seek your

Is Child Safety considered in new Top-level Domains? Our letter to ICANN

Dear Colleague, We are not associated with or lobbying on behalf of any organization, individual application or applicant that is currently or has previously submitted a proposal to create a new gTLD. We are writing to you to seek your

The Global Online Counter Child Trafficking Conference

The Conference is based one hundred percent online and will be the largest gathering of private sector, third sector and public sector professionals and practitioners across the world representing the business, education, government, health care, law enforcement and non-profit sectors. The Agenda and the Speakers

Innovative approaches for investigating how young children understand risk in new media: Dealing with methodological and ethical challenges

This report has been produced by drawing on examples of (self-assessed) innovative qualitative studies (or studies with a qualitative component) provided by researchers in the EUKids Online network. Its purpose is to offer an approach to qualitative research that balances

Snapchat: the self-destructing message app that’s becoming a phenomenon

A messaging app that makes photos and videos disappear moments after being sent or received is valued at $800m – and could boost the popularity of sexting (read more)

With new ICANN agreement, you’ll need to verify email or phone to register a domain

Domain registrars like GoDaddy will soon be held far more accountable for information on those who are signing up for web domains. In the future, users will need to verify either their email address or phone number within 15 days

Should children’s internet use be filtered? Multi-stakeholder prudishness impedes open deliberation

At the recently held Safer Internet Forum in Brussels, teenagers and their parents expressed strong views against filtering tools. It seems that no-one likes the language of control (as in ‘parental controls’). Kids wish to be trusted, guided, and have

The Guardian – Yes, porn can be vile and degrading but an authoritarian crackdown won’t work

David Cameron’s proposals are a sop – censorship never helps the powerless. Let’s have a real debate on abuse and consent (read more)

Jim Killock: David Cameron is Issuing Bad Advice to Parents

Following the Daivd Cameron’s speech on protecting children and online pornography, Open Rights Group’s Jim Killock on LSE Media Policy Project, argues that the Prime Minister has created a very unfortunate debate about what he expects from Internet Service Providers

BBC News – Chinese firm Huawei controls net filter praised by PM

The BBC reports that Huawei, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of telecoms equipment, is controlling popular ISP TalkTalk’s web censorship system. The system, known as Homesafe, was praised by Prime Minister David Cameron. Customers who do not want filtering

Breakthrough announced on slimmed-down Connecting Europe Facility

Ireland’s transport minister announced on 27 June a “significant breakthrough” with the European Parliament on a new regulation that will see almost €30 billion in EU funding targeted at enhancing the transport, energy and telecoms networks, under the so-called Connecting

Minister claims progress in tackling child abuse images online – BBC News

UK Ministers say agreements reached with internet firms will lead to a “fundamental change” in how images of child abuse are dealt with online. Firms such as Google, Microsoft and Twitter were summoned to a meeting in Whitehall amid calls

Google urged to do more to block internet access to child abuse images – The Guardian

John Carr acknowledged that Google, like all search engines, blocked access to websites they knew contained images of child abuse, but ‘that is them being reactive they can and should be proactive,” he said. Currently there are three safety settings

IOS 7: App Store’s new Kids category is big news for parents and developers -The Guardian

Apple’s software and services boss Eddy Cue announced the upcoming addition of a Kids category to the company’s App Store as part of its iOS 7 software update. Creating a separate App Store category for kids’ apps could enable Apple

Cameron calls on web giants to block child pornography – The Thelegraph

Internet companies must do more to stop “disgusting images” of child pornography from being available online, David Cameron has warned (read more).

Child Online Protection – the aims of policy. A new contribution from John Carr

Children and young people in all parts of the world now access the internet using a broad range of devices. Several of these devices are highly portable and it is therefore no longer practical to rely solely on a parent

Children and the Internet – Robert Madelin, DG CONNECT

In context of the European Commission’s recently released Cyber Security Strategy, the question of how to make the internet a safer place for children is being discussed. In particular, the pros and cons of a voluntary, industry-led approach compared to binding legislation.

Brussels Briefing on ICT – February 2013

In this latest Brussels Briefing on ICT, leading ICT and digital journalist Jennifer Baker provides an extensive update on the latest policy developments. Topics discussed include: – Data Protection Regulation – Broadband Spectrum – Cyber Security: the Network and Information

Conference on Mental Health and ICT in Greece

Obrella, eNACSO member in Greece, organizes the third Mental Health Innovation Forum on 16-17 May 2013 in Athens, Greece. The conference main focus will be “TeleCare & Patient Compliance”: Help Lines – TeleCare – TelePsychiatry – Internet Consultation – e-Learning

EU Super Kids Online

Four eNACSO members have developed new educational tools for kids Protégeles from Spain, Nobody’s Children Foundation from Poland and Save the Children Denmark and Italy have since spring of 2011 worked together on a Daphne project: EU Super Kids Online.

The European Child Online Safety Conference 2012

eNACSO chair Mr. Kuno Sørensen  will be a speaker on the panel at this conference. There is no doubt that the internet has created a wide range of beneficial opportunities for children and young people in Europe. Increasingly, European children

EuroDIG 2012

At the 2012 EuroDIG in Stockholm eNACSO was represented by five members and the coordinator: Agnieszka Wrzesien, Astrid Winkler, Katalin Baracsi, Georg Ehrmann, John Carr and Marie Bach Drivsholm. eNACSO was focal point for the workshop “Child protection and child

IGF 2012

The 7th annual Internet Governance Forum will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan, 6‒9 November. eNACSO has been playing an active role in the preparation of the IGF and will organize several events during the forum: – Before the forum starts, we

Chair at European Voice meeting

Copyright: Jennifer Jacquemart / (c) European Voice On September 19 eNACSO chair Kuno Sørensen attended the European Voice morning debate “Can we make the Internet a safer place for children”. Kuno Sørensen was on a panel with Robert Madelin, director-general, DG Connect, European Commission Sabine

Response to CEO Coalition

On December 1st 2011 Commissioner Ms Neelie Kroes announced the formation of the “Coalition to make Internet a better Place for Kids”. The Coalition established five separate working groups: WG 1: Reporting tools WG2: Age appropriate privacy settings WG3: Content classification

ROBERT International Conference in Berlin

On 23 and 24 May 2012, the final international conference on the EU study ROBERT was being held in Berlin. Over the last two years this study has carried out a qualitative survey of how children become victims of abuse

Safer Internet Centre Denmark in dialogue with youth forum

Save the Children Denmark operates the Safer Internet Program Hotline against child abuse images. Together with the Danish Media Council for children and young people (awareness centre) and Centre for Digital Youth Care (helpline) we form the national Safer Internet

Romanian children participated in workshop about online safety

European Summer School participants debated for seven days with Sigur.Info project team and experts the problems they face when browsing the Internet and possible solutions for avoiding and combat them. From July 1st to 7th, Save the Children Romania, the

Calls about neglect to NSPCC double in two years

The NSPCC is warning that a sharp increase in reports of neglect cases is putting additional pressure on already stretched children’s services. New figures released by the charity show that reports to its helpline about neglect have doubled over the

New eNACSO members and associate members

eNACSO has expanded its number of members to 25. eNACSO welcome Deutsche Kinderhilfe that is the new full German member of eNACSO. Innocence in Danger which used to be the full German member is still connected to eNACSO as associate member.

eNACSO members meeting 2012

23 eNACSO members and associate members participated in the eNACSO members meeting 30-31 May 2012 in Brussels. The eNACSO members meeting is a biannual event where members get new information and updates on relevant issues, and it is also the

eNACSO annual report 2010-2011

The eNACSO annual report 2010-2011 is now available in a digital version. The annaul report presents an overview of eNACSO activities in the period. Download the annual version here

Brussels Briefing ICT – March 2013

In this latest Brussels Briefing on ICT, leading ICT and digital journalist Jennifer Baker provides an extensive update on the latest policy developments. Topics discussed include: – Data Protection Regulation and Directive – Women in the ICT sector – The

News from Ireland ISPCC

Children’s Rights Referendum Over the last number of years the ISPCC has been advocating for constitutional change to enhance the protection afforded to children, and to further enshrine the rights of children within the Constitution. The Minister for Children &

eNACSO members’ meeting, 2011

17 members and 2 associate members came to Copenhagen for the eNACSO members’ meeting 10-12 October 2011. The members had a packed program focusing on capacity building and networking. Major challenges to children’s safety online were discussed by the participants

Latest achievements of Kék Vonal (Hungary)

Kék Vonal Child Crisis Foundation has been operating a chat counselling service since 2010. The volunteer counsellors helped in 629 chat conversations in 2011. This is a great opportunity for those children, who find it difficult to tell their problems

eNACSO and the CEO coalition to make internet a better place for children

eNACSO welcomes the initiative that Commissioner Neelie Kroes initiated in October 2011 when she called on a coalition of CEOs who  to discuss the following five points:  Children should be able to easily report abusive content, cyber-bullying or grooming using

New legislation in Austria

Austria has introduced new legislation against grooming of children. § 208a, Austrian Criminal Law, is criminalizing the initiating of sexual contacts with underage children since 1 January 2012. Any person, who intends to commit the crime of severe sexual abuse

Obrelas presentation in the Municipality of Athens

The Greek member organization Obrela had a presentation in the Municipality of Athens where they educated volunteers and employers about the grooming process. Furthermore, due to Obrelas collaboration with the Adolescent Health Unit where the Greek Saferinternet Helpline is established,

News from Estonian Union for Child Welfare

Estonian Union for Child Welfare (EUCW) advocates for child rights, coordinates Safer Internet Centre in Estonia and operates Hotline. Since September 2010 EUCW coordinates Safer Internet Centre in Estonia. On the project website www.targaltinternetis.ee there can be found information about training events

eNACSO at Conference on the Council of Europe Strategy on the Rights of the Child

eNACSO member Mr. Theo Noten from ECPAT Netherlands represented eNACSO on Children and Data Protection Conference on the Council of Europe Strategy on the Rights of the Child, Monaco 21 November 2011. The conference objectives aimed: 1. To assess the

Safer Internet Armenia 2012

Over 15 000 Children Take Part in Safer Internet Armenia 2012 About 60 per cent of Armenia’s secondary schools hosted Safer Internet Open Classes between February 7 and February 25 this year. This wide-scale action has been based on the new model

Numa Numa – e-zine for teenagers

Nobody’s Children Foundation in cooperation with Orange Foundation created a new educational tool – “Numa Numa” magazine – designed for teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17. The name of the magazine refers to a viral video posted online

EU Directive adopted

The EU Directive on combating the sexual exploitation of children and child pornography was adopted by the European Parliament and Council on 13 December 2011and has already entered into force. The Directive replaces existing EU legislation and will become the

Safer Internet Forum 2011

eNACSO was represented at The Safer Internet Forum 2011, Luxembourg, by Mr Jon Brown from NSPCC. The focus of the Forum was “Exposed online – a workshop looking at the emergence of “sexting” and challenges for parents and young people.”

EuroDIG 201

The eNACSO board members Naureen Kahn, Agnieszka Wrzesien and John Carr went to Belgrade to participate in the Pan-European dialogue on internet governance. During the EuroDIG Agnieszka Wrzesień spoke in the session “Digital literacy and skills towards economic and social

IGF 2011 in Nairobi

The eNACSO board members Agnieszka Wrzesién and John Carr represented eNACSO at this year’s IGF, held in Nairobi from September 26-30. The network organized a highly successful networking event and Reception for around 40 IGF participants. A Minister from the UK

Mr. John Carr is blogging

External expert and board member of eNACSO Mr. John Carr has recently started blogging about children and young people, the new technologies and staying safe on the internet. Check it out here: http://johnc1912.wordpress.com/ The blog is about the way children and young

eNACSO Members contribution on SID 2017 Day

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Children’s charities’ coalition on internet safety (CHIS): Letter to Information Commissioner’s Office (UK)

Dear ICO, Re: Consultation on GDPR Consent guidance We were pleased to note there will be a specific and separate consultation in relation to the position of children under the GDPR. We look forward to contributing in an appropriate way

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Safer Internet Day 2017: European Commission welcomes alliance of industry and NGOs for a better internet for minors. eNACSO is member of the Alliance.

Safer Internet Day 2017: European Commission welcomes alliance of industry and NGOs for a better internet for minors. eNACSO is member of the Alliance. On the Safer Internet Day eNACSO is hosted by the Commission at the Berlaymont to the

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eNACSO Members contribution on SID 2017 Day

As every year eNACSO is at Safer Internet Day 2017 with a lot of activities and events taking place all around its European Space! Taking place on Tuesday, 7 February 2017 with a theme of ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’,

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Risks and opportunities for young people online: a teenager’s perspective of the GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to become law across the European Union in May 2018. As we have seen, a range of provisions within the GDPR are of particular importance to children and teenagers and their rights

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SAVE THE DATE! eNACSO Pre-Event @IGF 2016 on December 5th, 2016 from 15:00 to 16:30 at the Workshop Room 7 PALCCO in Guadalajara, Mexico.

eNACSO has the pleasure of inviting you to the pre-Event on “The Internet of Toys and Things”, hosted by the IGF 2016. The pre event will take place on Monday, December 5th, 2016 from 15:00 to 16:30 at the Workshop

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New Report from NSPCC on what children are telling us about bullying

NSPCC has written this report to help people working with children to understand what children who are being bullied are experiencing, think about what support they need, and consider how to respond effectively. Bullying has been one of the top

LSE

Decoding the GDPR and its implications for UK children

On 14 October 2016 the Media Policy Project hosted a round-table meeting at the LSE to discuss the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation on children. Pascal Crowe, postgraduate student at the LSE, attended the meeting and produced a

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New report from NSPCC into children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour online

This review of the literature about online harmful sexual behaviour (HSB) was carried out to help inform and update guidance for practitioners working with children and young people with harmful sexual behaviour. The report brings together current research on the

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Experiences of Peer Bullying among Adolescents and Associated Effects on Young Adult Outcomes: Longitudinal Evidence from Ethiopia, India and Peru

Being bullied has been found to have a significant impact on children’s physical and mental health, psychosocial well-being and educational performance, with lasting effects into adulthood on health, well-being and lifetime earnings. Little is known about bullying in low- and

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To be 13 or 16, that is the question: the implications for UK teenagers of the European GDPR

To discuss the issues arising from the General Data Protection Regulation’s provision that under 16 year-olds will need parental consent before accessing social media or other online services, the LSE’s Media Policy Project, the UK Council for Child Internet Safety’s

ChildLine Helpline; Calling childline

“I wasn’t sure it was normal to watch it” – The impact of online pornography on the values, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of children

The online world has created incredible opportunities for young people to explore, experiment, socialise, create and educate themselves in ways which were previously undreamt of. But it has also exposed children to the risk of harm, including seeing extreme pornography and

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When “free” isn’t is launched

On 15 June 2016, eNACSO released When “Free” Isn’t, a report which makes a strong case for improved policy, law and action to protect children against unfair and damaging business practices online. The launch event was hosted by MEPs Anna

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John Carr new blog: Children, business and the internet – when “free” isn’t

You wait hours for the No. 11 bus then two come along at once. That’s pretty much how things have turned out with investigations into children and e-commerce. Last month first out of the traps was the mega “Study on

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Support eNACSO’s cause!

Over the past decade, eNACSO has been funded by the European Commission through the Safer Internet Programme. The continuation of this programme is now provided under Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). Unfortunately, the programme under the CEF no longer provides opportunities to

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Secondary school students believe social media affects studies.

Our Irish partner, ISPCC brings this news to the attention of eNACSO members. The article was in one of the Irish national newspapers this week  

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Where is the child in all this? Reflections on eNACSO’s intervention at the 10th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2015

A delegation of eNACSO participated at the IGF 2015 in João Pessoa, Brazil, from 10 to 13 November 2015. The main idea was for eNACSO to raise the visibility of children’s voices and issues and advocate for their needs and interests.

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Parliament approves the Data Protection Package, eNACSO’s position

The Data Protection Package was adopted by the EP in April 2016 after extended negotiations between Member States, the EP and the Commission. See the DEBATE, the PRESS RELEASE and the LAST VERSION OF THE REGULATION* *Please note that the

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Better Internet for kids (BIK) – Focus on Data Protection on behalf of eNACSO’s Member

Better Internet for kids (BIK) has recently published the latest edition of the BIK bulletin with a special focus on the topic of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In this article, three members of Save the Children Denmark youth

Child Safety Summit – Dublin, 14-15 April 2016

Our expert John Carr participates at the Child Safety Summit, Facebook, on 14 April 2016 at Facebook Dublin, and at the Child Safety Summit, Google on 15 April 2016 at Google Dublin This year Facebook and Google are collaborating to

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Young People’s Mental Health in Europe: Promoting Prevention and Early Intervention Through Multi- Sector Cooperation

The Lithuanian Member PARAMOS VAIKAMS CENTRAS – CHILDREN SUPPORT CENTRE informs us on this event which will take place on Tuesday 26th April 2016 in Brussels on “Young People’s Mental Health in Europe”   See here and here more details

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“Poor process, bad outcomes”. A eNACSO contribution on the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), from a children’s rights and online safety perspective

On behalf of the eNACSO, the expert John Carr recently spent a couple of days in Brussels talking to people who had been closely involved in writing the GDPR.  Here he reports on what he learned from those conversations.   To

High-Level Launching Conference “Reaching the heights for the rights of the child”

On behalf of eNACSO, John Carr will attend the High-Level Launching Conference “Reaching the heights for the rights of the child” Sofia, 5 – 6 April 2016 – Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child  2016 – 2021. This

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Appfail Report – Threats to Consumers in Mobile Apps

Save the Children Norway, partner of eNACSO has newly pointing out at this outstanding Report recently issued in Norway on the threats to consumer protection hidden in the end-user terms and privacy policies of apps. The Norwegian Consumer Council analysed

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Reflections on eNACSO’s intervention at the ICT 2015 conference, Lisbon, Portugal

Where is the child in all this? Reflections on eNACSO’s intervention at the ICT 2015 conference, Lisbon, Portugal 20-22 October 2015 To download the full document click here  

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ISPCC launches the Cyberbullying campaign “Words Can Hurt. Choose Them Wisely.”

ISPCC, partner of eNACSO has launched a social media public awareness campaign to draw attention to the issue of cyberbullying, advising that: “Words Can Hurt. Choose Them Wisely” The week long campaign runs from 7th-13th March and highlights how cyberbullying

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ISPCC Childline and Vodafone Ireland Foundation Announce Major New Partnership

ISPCC Childline and the Vodafone Ireland Foundation are delighted to have just announced a major five year partnership that aims to keep children safe by keeping them connected. The Partnership will: provide the charity with €2 million in direct funding

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The ISPCC place pressure on Irish Election candidates on issue of Children’s Cyber safety

The forthcoming Irish general election, which will take place on the 26th of February, affords the  eNACSO board member ISPCC an opportunity to call on all candidates to make their promise to the children of Ireland to ‘Invest in Childhood.’

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Revolutionising primary education in Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina launched a brand new education initiative that will potentially give nearly two million primary school students access to quality education. The Government, BRAC and Save the Children came together to successfully convert primary school

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UK – Porn and Age Verification Project

The UK Department for Culture Media & Sport has set out in its manifesto its commitment to require age verification for access to pornographic content online. And as a consequence it’s recently launched this consultation highlighting its preferred approach to

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MIGRANT MINORS and the Internet: a Report by Save the Children Italy

Through the use of Internet, 1 out of 5 children strengthened their decision to leave. Nearly 20% of migrant minors arriving in Italy on their own have gone through bad experiences online. Save the Children Italy has recently issued the

Survey on the transposition of Directive 2011/93/EU on combating sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography

Missing Children Europe, ECPAT and eNACSO have launched a report that examines the transposition of Directive 2011/93/EU on combating sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography by 27 EU Member States. Studies suggest that between 10-20% of

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Child Sexual Abuse Images on the Internet: A Cybertip.ca Analysis

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection has just released a new study on what we are seeing in the images analyzed through Cybertip.ca. Child Sexual Abuse Images on the Internet: A Cybertip.ca Analysis is based on 43,762 unique images and

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Safer Internet Day 2016 – ‘Play your part for a better internet’

Safer Internet Day 2016 is celebrated globally today, on Tuesday 9th February with the slogan ‘Play your part for a better internet’.   The celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use

ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee Public

eNACSO will participate at ICANN GOVERNMENTAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE PUBLIC SAFETY WORKING GROUP Hosted by the European Commission, Directorate-General Migration and Home Affairs Thursday 28 January 2016 Download here the Agenda PSWG meeting 28 Jan FINAL

eNACSO is looking for a Fundraiser

eNACSO is looking for a Fundraiser to secure funding to eNACSO from mid-2016 onwards, when the current EU grant runs out. The external fundraiser, according to his/her experience, exploring new fundraising opportunities from various sources, will identify the most suitable

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) breaking news!

An amendment proposal has been laid down that sets at 16 the child’s consent age with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data. With a view to enabling adoption of a political

eNACSO is looking for a Sustainability Consultant

eNACSO is looking for a Sustainability Consultant able to provide assistance to eNACSO during its closing phase, specifically with regard to structuring it as an independent body. Aspiring candidates are requested to submit their candidature no later than January, 15

Condemnation of all forms of child sexual exploitation and abuse – “No Grey Areas on the Internet”

eNACSO is among the Children’s Organizations that undersigned the Communiqué: Condemnation of all forms of child sexual exploitation and abuse – “No Grey Areas on the Internet” last October, 30 in Berlin on the occasion of the First European Day

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#WeProtect Summit, Abu Dhabi November 16 – 17, 2015

WePROTECT is a global multi-stakeholder response to combating online child abuse and exploitation. Created initially by the UK government and officially launched in December 2014 by Prime Minister David Cameron. Participants are signatories to a global statement of action. 50 countries, 30

Preventative “I take responsibility” online self-help material by Save the Children Finland, partner of eNACSO provides a new strategy to tackle and prevent child sexual abuse

It provides an innovative way to tackle and prevent child sexual abuse. The material is targeted for people who are worried about their sexual interest and/or online behavior regarding minors, but have not (yet) acted in illegal or harmful ways. The material is based

One in Three: Internet Governance and Children’s Rights

This paper argues that Internet governance bodies give little consideration to children’s rights, despite growing calls from international child rights organizations to address their rights in the digital age. Typically, when children are acknowledged it is in the context of

IGF: “policy options for connecting the next billion”

In November 2015, theInternet Governance Forum will focus on the theme of ‘policy options for connecting the next billion’. Following publication of her co-authored report‘One in three: internet governance and children’s rights’, Professor Sonia Livingstone discusses how internet governance needs to

eNACSO will be in Brazil at IGF 2015!

eNACSO will participate at IGF session ‘DATABASES, A TOOL TO DISRUPT THE DISSEMINATION OF CHILD ABUSE IMAGES IN DIGITAL ENVIRONMENTS’ on Tuesday, November 10 • 09:00 – 10:30 The session will address the types and purposes of the wide range

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eNACSO will participate at IGF session ‘DATABASES, A TOOL TO DISRUPT THE DISSEMINATION OF CHILD ABUSE IMAGES IN DIGITAL ENVIRONMENTS’ on Tuesday, November 10 • 09:00 – 10:30   The session will address the types and purposes of the wide

One in Three: Internet Governance and Children’s Rights published by the Global Commission on Internet Governance

This paper argues that Internet governance bodies give little consideration to children’s rights, despite growing calls from international child rights organizations to address their rights in the digital age. Typically, when children are acknowledged it is in the context of

Online grooming: New trends in online sexual abuse

Child sex offenders are grooming children for the purposes of online sexual abuse, with more using social media apps and smartphones, according to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre. Offenders may target hundreds of children at a time

You Decide – A teaching resource about privacy and digital responsability

You Decide is a teaching resource for privacy and digital responsibility for children and young adults aged between 9 and 18. The objective of the website is to increase awareness, reflection and knowledge about privacy and the choices young people

“Sexual rights and sexual risks among online youth”

IS NOW ONLINE the Report entitled:”Sexual rights and sexual risks among online youth” eNACSO’s attempt to better understand opportunities and risks that children and young people might encounter online when exploring their sexuality. This study represents a first step to

Packing bags for ICT2015? Don’t forget the children!

eNACSO will be at the ICT 2015 with a uniquely child-focused session, please download the invitation to the following link and join us!

Your Right to Choose Online – Child Friendly Report

As part of the overall strategy of eNACSO, aiming at strengthening the dialogue with children and enhancing their participation, eNACSO has newly finalized a child version of the Policy Paper on the Internet Business Model whose launch is expected next

LSE: Children’s safety on the internet: a guide to stakeholders

LSE publishes an excellent diagram showing the key players/stakeholders in the online child safety space. Download the article here

Share Aware Help your child stay safe on social networks

An excellent report came out late last week. The project behind the production of the report was led by the  NSPCC and Mumsnet with Professor Sonia Livingstone acting as an adviser. The release of the report was timed to coincide

Youth Manifesto publication is now available!

The Youth Manifesto publication, which outlines the ten key principles that European youth have identified as essential to creating a better internet for the future, is now available online. The Manifesto is specifically aimed at European policy makers, industry and

Does Media Violence Predict Societal Violence? It Depends on What You Look at and Whe

This article presents 2 studies of the association of media violence rates with societal violence rates. In the first study,movie violence and homicide rates are examined across the 20th century and into the 21st (1920–2005). Throughout the mid-20th century small-to-moderate

014 EU KIds Online: Experiences with sexual content: What we know from the research so far

This report reviews research about children’s experiences with sexual content online from the EU Kids Online and Net Children Go Mobile projects: i) Children discuss in diverse ways and through different sets of discourses their encounters with sexual content. ii)

Violent video games research: consensus or confusion? – The Guardian

t seems like a simple question to ask, but it is one that is apparently very difficult to answer: what are the effects of violent media on our behaviour? It’s also a question that regularly produces heated debates, both in

Ofcom – Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Report 2014

One in three children in the UK now has their own tablet computer, which has nearly doubled in a year, finds. Among children aged between 5 and 15, 34% now have their own tablet, rather than using devices belonging to

EU Kids Online Network: Final Recommendations for Policy

This report updates policy advice and recommendations of the EU Kids Online network. It builds on previous policy reports and adds to recommendations on policy implementation, further research and methodological lessons learned contained in the output from the network. Since

Children Support Center (Paramos Vaikams Centras)’ presentation

Children Support Center (Paramos Vaikams Centras) non-governmental organisation located in Vilnius, Lithuania, member of eNACSO network. It ensures psychological well-being of children, adults and whole families affected by violence or sexual abuse. The organisation works simultaneously in different fields, ranging

Is Child Safety considered in new Top-level Domains? Our letter to ICANN

Dear Colleague, We are not associated with or lobbying on behalf of any organization, individual application or applicant that is currently or has previously submitted a proposal to create a new gTLD. We are writing to you to seek your

Is Child Safety considered in new Top-level Domains? Our letter to ICANN

Dear Colleague, We are not associated with or lobbying on behalf of any organization, individual application or applicant that is currently or has previously submitted a proposal to create a new gTLD. We are writing to you to seek your

The Global Online Counter Child Trafficking Conference

The Conference is based one hundred percent online and will be the largest gathering of private sector, third sector and public sector professionals and practitioners across the world representing the business, education, government, health care, law enforcement and non-profit sectors. The Agenda and the Speakers

Innovative approaches for investigating how young children understand risk in new media: Dealing with methodological and ethical challenges

This report has been produced by drawing on examples of (self-assessed) innovative qualitative studies (or studies with a qualitative component) provided by researchers in the EUKids Online network. Its purpose is to offer an approach to qualitative research that balances

Snapchat: the self-destructing message app that’s becoming a phenomenon

A messaging app that makes photos and videos disappear moments after being sent or received is valued at $800m – and could boost the popularity of sexting (read more)

With new ICANN agreement, you’ll need to verify email or phone to register a domain

Domain registrars like GoDaddy will soon be held far more accountable for information on those who are signing up for web domains. In the future, users will need to verify either their email address or phone number within 15 days

Should children’s internet use be filtered? Multi-stakeholder prudishness impedes open deliberation

At the recently held Safer Internet Forum in Brussels, teenagers and their parents expressed strong views against filtering tools. It seems that no-one likes the language of control (as in ‘parental controls’). Kids wish to be trusted, guided, and have

The Guardian – Yes, porn can be vile and degrading but an authoritarian crackdown won’t work

David Cameron’s proposals are a sop – censorship never helps the powerless. Let’s have a real debate on abuse and consent (read more)

Jim Killock: David Cameron is Issuing Bad Advice to Parents

Following the Daivd Cameron’s speech on protecting children and online pornography, Open Rights Group’s Jim Killock on LSE Media Policy Project, argues that the Prime Minister has created a very unfortunate debate about what he expects from Internet Service Providers

BBC News – Chinese firm Huawei controls net filter praised by PM

The BBC reports that Huawei, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of telecoms equipment, is controlling popular ISP TalkTalk’s web censorship system. The system, known as Homesafe, was praised by Prime Minister David Cameron. Customers who do not want filtering

Breakthrough announced on slimmed-down Connecting Europe Facility

Ireland’s transport minister announced on 27 June a “significant breakthrough” with the European Parliament on a new regulation that will see almost €30 billion in EU funding targeted at enhancing the transport, energy and telecoms networks, under the so-called Connecting

Minister claims progress in tackling child abuse images online – BBC News

UK Ministers say agreements reached with internet firms will lead to a “fundamental change” in how images of child abuse are dealt with online. Firms such as Google, Microsoft and Twitter were summoned to a meeting in Whitehall amid calls

Google urged to do more to block internet access to child abuse images – The Guardian

John Carr acknowledged that Google, like all search engines, blocked access to websites they knew contained images of child abuse, but ‘that is them being reactive they can and should be proactive,” he said. Currently there are three safety settings

IOS 7: App Store’s new Kids category is big news for parents and developers -The Guardian

Apple’s software and services boss Eddy Cue announced the upcoming addition of a Kids category to the company’s App Store as part of its iOS 7 software update. Creating a separate App Store category for kids’ apps could enable Apple

Cameron calls on web giants to block child pornography – The Thelegraph

Internet companies must do more to stop “disgusting images” of child pornography from being available online, David Cameron has warned (read more).

Child Online Protection – the aims of policy. A new contribution from John Carr

Children and young people in all parts of the world now access the internet using a broad range of devices. Several of these devices are highly portable and it is therefore no longer practical to rely solely on a parent

Children and the Internet – Robert Madelin, DG CONNECT

In context of the European Commission’s recently released Cyber Security Strategy, the question of how to make the internet a safer place for children is being discussed. In particular, the pros and cons of a voluntary, industry-led approach compared to binding legislation.

Brussels Briefing on ICT – February 2013

In this latest Brussels Briefing on ICT, leading ICT and digital journalist Jennifer Baker provides an extensive update on the latest policy developments. Topics discussed include: – Data Protection Regulation – Broadband Spectrum – Cyber Security: the Network and Information

Conference on Mental Health and ICT in Greece

Obrella, eNACSO member in Greece, organizes the third Mental Health Innovation Forum on 16-17 May 2013 in Athens, Greece. The conference main focus will be “TeleCare & Patient Compliance”: Help Lines – TeleCare – TelePsychiatry – Internet Consultation – e-Learning

EU Super Kids Online

Four eNACSO members have developed new educational tools for kids Protégeles from Spain, Nobody’s Children Foundation from Poland and Save the Children Denmark and Italy have since spring of 2011 worked together on a Daphne project: EU Super Kids Online.

The European Child Online Safety Conference 2012

eNACSO chair Mr. Kuno Sørensen  will be a speaker on the panel at this conference. There is no doubt that the internet has created a wide range of beneficial opportunities for children and young people in Europe. Increasingly, European children

EuroDIG 2012

At the 2012 EuroDIG in Stockholm eNACSO was represented by five members and the coordinator: Agnieszka Wrzesien, Astrid Winkler, Katalin Baracsi, Georg Ehrmann, John Carr and Marie Bach Drivsholm. eNACSO was focal point for the workshop “Child protection and child

IGF 2012

The 7th annual Internet Governance Forum will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan, 6‒9 November. eNACSO has been playing an active role in the preparation of the IGF and will organize several events during the forum: – Before the forum starts, we

Chair at European Voice meeting

Copyright: Jennifer Jacquemart / (c) European Voice On September 19 eNACSO chair Kuno Sørensen attended the European Voice morning debate “Can we make the Internet a safer place for children”. Kuno Sørensen was on a panel with Robert Madelin, director-general, DG Connect, European Commission Sabine

Response to CEO Coalition

On December 1st 2011 Commissioner Ms Neelie Kroes announced the formation of the “Coalition to make Internet a better Place for Kids”. The Coalition established five separate working groups: WG 1: Reporting tools WG2: Age appropriate privacy settings WG3: Content classification

ROBERT International Conference in Berlin

On 23 and 24 May 2012, the final international conference on the EU study ROBERT was being held in Berlin. Over the last two years this study has carried out a qualitative survey of how children become victims of abuse

Safer Internet Centre Denmark in dialogue with youth forum

Save the Children Denmark operates the Safer Internet Program Hotline against child abuse images. Together with the Danish Media Council for children and young people (awareness centre) and Centre for Digital Youth Care (helpline) we form the national Safer Internet

Romanian children participated in workshop about online safety

European Summer School participants debated for seven days with Sigur.Info project team and experts the problems they face when browsing the Internet and possible solutions for avoiding and combat them. From July 1st to 7th, Save the Children Romania, the

Calls about neglect to NSPCC double in two years

The NSPCC is warning that a sharp increase in reports of neglect cases is putting additional pressure on already stretched children’s services. New figures released by the charity show that reports to its helpline about neglect have doubled over the

New eNACSO members and associate members

eNACSO has expanded its number of members to 25. eNACSO welcome Deutsche Kinderhilfe that is the new full German member of eNACSO. Innocence in Danger which used to be the full German member is still connected to eNACSO as associate member.

eNACSO members meeting 2012

23 eNACSO members and associate members participated in the eNACSO members meeting 30-31 May 2012 in Brussels. The eNACSO members meeting is a biannual event where members get new information and updates on relevant issues, and it is also the

eNACSO annual report 2010-2011

The eNACSO annual report 2010-2011 is now available in a digital version. The annaul report presents an overview of eNACSO activities in the period. Download the annual version here

Brussels Briefing ICT – March 2013

In this latest Brussels Briefing on ICT, leading ICT and digital journalist Jennifer Baker provides an extensive update on the latest policy developments. Topics discussed include: – Data Protection Regulation and Directive – Women in the ICT sector – The

News from Ireland ISPCC

Children’s Rights Referendum Over the last number of years the ISPCC has been advocating for constitutional change to enhance the protection afforded to children, and to further enshrine the rights of children within the Constitution. The Minister for Children &

eNACSO members’ meeting, 2011

17 members and 2 associate members came to Copenhagen for the eNACSO members’ meeting 10-12 October 2011. The members had a packed program focusing on capacity building and networking. Major challenges to children’s safety online were discussed by the participants

Latest achievements of Kék Vonal (Hungary)

Kék Vonal Child Crisis Foundation has been operating a chat counselling service since 2010. The volunteer counsellors helped in 629 chat conversations in 2011. This is a great opportunity for those children, who find it difficult to tell their problems

eNACSO and the CEO coalition to make internet a better place for children

eNACSO welcomes the initiative that Commissioner Neelie Kroes initiated in October 2011 when she called on a coalition of CEOs who  to discuss the following five points:  Children should be able to easily report abusive content, cyber-bullying or grooming using

New legislation in Austria

Austria has introduced new legislation against grooming of children. § 208a, Austrian Criminal Law, is criminalizing the initiating of sexual contacts with underage children since 1 January 2012. Any person, who intends to commit the crime of severe sexual abuse

Obrelas presentation in the Municipality of Athens

The Greek member organization Obrela had a presentation in the Municipality of Athens where they educated volunteers and employers about the grooming process. Furthermore, due to Obrelas collaboration with the Adolescent Health Unit where the Greek Saferinternet Helpline is established,

News from Estonian Union for Child Welfare

Estonian Union for Child Welfare (EUCW) advocates for child rights, coordinates Safer Internet Centre in Estonia and operates Hotline. Since September 2010 EUCW coordinates Safer Internet Centre in Estonia. On the project website www.targaltinternetis.ee there can be found information about training events

eNACSO at Conference on the Council of Europe Strategy on the Rights of the Child

eNACSO member Mr. Theo Noten from ECPAT Netherlands represented eNACSO on Children and Data Protection Conference on the Council of Europe Strategy on the Rights of the Child, Monaco 21 November 2011. The conference objectives aimed: 1. To assess the

Safer Internet Armenia 2012

Over 15 000 Children Take Part in Safer Internet Armenia 2012 About 60 per cent of Armenia’s secondary schools hosted Safer Internet Open Classes between February 7 and February 25 this year. This wide-scale action has been based on the new model

Numa Numa – e-zine for teenagers

Nobody’s Children Foundation in cooperation with Orange Foundation created a new educational tool – “Numa Numa” magazine – designed for teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17. The name of the magazine refers to a viral video posted online

EU Directive adopted

The EU Directive on combating the sexual exploitation of children and child pornography was adopted by the European Parliament and Council on 13 December 2011and has already entered into force. The Directive replaces existing EU legislation and will become the

Safer Internet Forum 2011

eNACSO was represented at The Safer Internet Forum 2011, Luxembourg, by Mr Jon Brown from NSPCC. The focus of the Forum was “Exposed online – a workshop looking at the emergence of “sexting” and challenges for parents and young people.”

EuroDIG 201

The eNACSO board members Naureen Kahn, Agnieszka Wrzesien and John Carr went to Belgrade to participate in the Pan-European dialogue on internet governance. During the EuroDIG Agnieszka Wrzesień spoke in the session “Digital literacy and skills towards economic and social

IGF 2011 in Nairobi

The eNACSO board members Agnieszka Wrzesién and John Carr represented eNACSO at this year’s IGF, held in Nairobi from September 26-30. The network organized a highly successful networking event and Reception for around 40 IGF participants. A Minister from the UK

Mr. John Carr is blogging

External expert and board member of eNACSO Mr. John Carr has recently started blogging about children and young people, the new technologies and staying safe on the internet. Check it out here: http://johnc1912.wordpress.com/ The blog is about the way children and young

Risks and opportunities for young people online: a teenager’s perspective of the GDPR

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Children’s charities’ coalition on internet safety (CHIS): Letter to Information Commissioner’s Office (UK)

Dear ICO, Re: Consultation on GDPR Consent guidance We were pleased to note there will be a specific and separate consultation in relation to the position of children under the GDPR. We look forward to contributing in an appropriate way

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Safer Internet Day 2017: European Commission welcomes alliance of industry and NGOs for a better internet for minors. eNACSO is member of the Alliance.

Safer Internet Day 2017: European Commission welcomes alliance of industry and NGOs for a better internet for minors. eNACSO is member of the Alliance. On the Safer Internet Day eNACSO is hosted by the Commission at the Berlaymont to the

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eNACSO Members contribution on SID 2017 Day

As every year eNACSO is at Safer Internet Day 2017 with a lot of activities and events taking place all around its European Space! Taking place on Tuesday, 7 February 2017 with a theme of ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’,

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Risks and opportunities for young people online: a teenager’s perspective of the GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to become law across the European Union in May 2018. As we have seen, a range of provisions within the GDPR are of particular importance to children and teenagers and their rights

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SAVE THE DATE! eNACSO Pre-Event @IGF 2016 on December 5th, 2016 from 15:00 to 16:30 at the Workshop Room 7 PALCCO in Guadalajara, Mexico.

eNACSO has the pleasure of inviting you to the pre-Event on “The Internet of Toys and Things”, hosted by the IGF 2016. The pre event will take place on Monday, December 5th, 2016 from 15:00 to 16:30 at the Workshop

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New Report from NSPCC on what children are telling us about bullying

NSPCC has written this report to help people working with children to understand what children who are being bullied are experiencing, think about what support they need, and consider how to respond effectively. Bullying has been one of the top

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Decoding the GDPR and its implications for UK children

On 14 October 2016 the Media Policy Project hosted a round-table meeting at the LSE to discuss the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation on children. Pascal Crowe, postgraduate student at the LSE, attended the meeting and produced a

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New report from NSPCC into children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour online

This review of the literature about online harmful sexual behaviour (HSB) was carried out to help inform and update guidance for practitioners working with children and young people with harmful sexual behaviour. The report brings together current research on the

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Experiences of Peer Bullying among Adolescents and Associated Effects on Young Adult Outcomes: Longitudinal Evidence from Ethiopia, India and Peru

Being bullied has been found to have a significant impact on children’s physical and mental health, psychosocial well-being and educational performance, with lasting effects into adulthood on health, well-being and lifetime earnings. Little is known about bullying in low- and

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To be 13 or 16, that is the question: the implications for UK teenagers of the European GDPR

To discuss the issues arising from the General Data Protection Regulation’s provision that under 16 year-olds will need parental consent before accessing social media or other online services, the LSE’s Media Policy Project, the UK Council for Child Internet Safety’s

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“I wasn’t sure it was normal to watch it” – The impact of online pornography on the values, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of children

The online world has created incredible opportunities for young people to explore, experiment, socialise, create and educate themselves in ways which were previously undreamt of. But it has also exposed children to the risk of harm, including seeing extreme pornography and

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When “free” isn’t is launched

On 15 June 2016, eNACSO released When “Free” Isn’t, a report which makes a strong case for improved policy, law and action to protect children against unfair and damaging business practices online. The launch event was hosted by MEPs Anna

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John Carr new blog: Children, business and the internet – when “free” isn’t

You wait hours for the No. 11 bus then two come along at once. That’s pretty much how things have turned out with investigations into children and e-commerce. Last month first out of the traps was the mega “Study on

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Support eNACSO’s cause!

Over the past decade, eNACSO has been funded by the European Commission through the Safer Internet Programme. The continuation of this programme is now provided under Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). Unfortunately, the programme under the CEF no longer provides opportunities to

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Secondary school students believe social media affects studies.

Our Irish partner, ISPCC brings this news to the attention of eNACSO members. The article was in one of the Irish national newspapers this week  

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Where is the child in all this? Reflections on eNACSO’s intervention at the 10th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2015

A delegation of eNACSO participated at the IGF 2015 in João Pessoa, Brazil, from 10 to 13 November 2015. The main idea was for eNACSO to raise the visibility of children’s voices and issues and advocate for their needs and interests.

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Parliament approves the Data Protection Package, eNACSO’s position

The Data Protection Package was adopted by the EP in April 2016 after extended negotiations between Member States, the EP and the Commission. See the DEBATE, the PRESS RELEASE and the LAST VERSION OF THE REGULATION* *Please note that the

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Better Internet for kids (BIK) – Focus on Data Protection on behalf of eNACSO’s Member

Better Internet for kids (BIK) has recently published the latest edition of the BIK bulletin with a special focus on the topic of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In this article, three members of Save the Children Denmark youth

Child Safety Summit – Dublin, 14-15 April 2016

Our expert John Carr participates at the Child Safety Summit, Facebook, on 14 April 2016 at Facebook Dublin, and at the Child Safety Summit, Google on 15 April 2016 at Google Dublin This year Facebook and Google are collaborating to

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Young People’s Mental Health in Europe: Promoting Prevention and Early Intervention Through Multi- Sector Cooperation

The Lithuanian Member PARAMOS VAIKAMS CENTRAS – CHILDREN SUPPORT CENTRE informs us on this event which will take place on Tuesday 26th April 2016 in Brussels on “Young People’s Mental Health in Europe”   See here and here more details

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“Poor process, bad outcomes”. A eNACSO contribution on the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), from a children’s rights and online safety perspective

On behalf of the eNACSO, the expert John Carr recently spent a couple of days in Brussels talking to people who had been closely involved in writing the GDPR.  Here he reports on what he learned from those conversations.   To

High-Level Launching Conference “Reaching the heights for the rights of the child”

On behalf of eNACSO, John Carr will attend the High-Level Launching Conference “Reaching the heights for the rights of the child” Sofia, 5 – 6 April 2016 – Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child  2016 – 2021. This

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Appfail Report – Threats to Consumers in Mobile Apps

Save the Children Norway, partner of eNACSO has newly pointing out at this outstanding Report recently issued in Norway on the threats to consumer protection hidden in the end-user terms and privacy policies of apps. The Norwegian Consumer Council analysed

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Reflections on eNACSO’s intervention at the ICT 2015 conference, Lisbon, Portugal

Where is the child in all this? Reflections on eNACSO’s intervention at the ICT 2015 conference, Lisbon, Portugal 20-22 October 2015 To download the full document click here  

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ISPCC launches the Cyberbullying campaign “Words Can Hurt. Choose Them Wisely.”

ISPCC, partner of eNACSO has launched a social media public awareness campaign to draw attention to the issue of cyberbullying, advising that: “Words Can Hurt. Choose Them Wisely” The week long campaign runs from 7th-13th March and highlights how cyberbullying

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ISPCC Childline and Vodafone Ireland Foundation Announce Major New Partnership

ISPCC Childline and the Vodafone Ireland Foundation are delighted to have just announced a major five year partnership that aims to keep children safe by keeping them connected. The Partnership will: provide the charity with €2 million in direct funding

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The ISPCC place pressure on Irish Election candidates on issue of Children’s Cyber safety

The forthcoming Irish general election, which will take place on the 26th of February, affords the  eNACSO board member ISPCC an opportunity to call on all candidates to make their promise to the children of Ireland to ‘Invest in Childhood.’

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Revolutionising primary education in Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina launched a brand new education initiative that will potentially give nearly two million primary school students access to quality education. The Government, BRAC and Save the Children came together to successfully convert primary school

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UK – Porn and Age Verification Project

The UK Department for Culture Media & Sport has set out in its manifesto its commitment to require age verification for access to pornographic content online. And as a consequence it’s recently launched this consultation highlighting its preferred approach to

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MIGRANT MINORS and the Internet: a Report by Save the Children Italy

Through the use of Internet, 1 out of 5 children strengthened their decision to leave. Nearly 20% of migrant minors arriving in Italy on their own have gone through bad experiences online. Save the Children Italy has recently issued the

Survey on the transposition of Directive 2011/93/EU on combating sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography

Missing Children Europe, ECPAT and eNACSO have launched a report that examines the transposition of Directive 2011/93/EU on combating sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography by 27 EU Member States. Studies suggest that between 10-20% of

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Child Sexual Abuse Images on the Internet: A Cybertip.ca Analysis

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection has just released a new study on what we are seeing in the images analyzed through Cybertip.ca. Child Sexual Abuse Images on the Internet: A Cybertip.ca Analysis is based on 43,762 unique images and

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Safer Internet Day 2016 – ‘Play your part for a better internet’

Safer Internet Day 2016 is celebrated globally today, on Tuesday 9th February with the slogan ‘Play your part for a better internet’.   The celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use

ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee Public

eNACSO will participate at ICANN GOVERNMENTAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE PUBLIC SAFETY WORKING GROUP Hosted by the European Commission, Directorate-General Migration and Home Affairs Thursday 28 January 2016 Download here the Agenda PSWG meeting 28 Jan FINAL

eNACSO is looking for a Fundraiser

eNACSO is looking for a Fundraiser to secure funding to eNACSO from mid-2016 onwards, when the current EU grant runs out. The external fundraiser, according to his/her experience, exploring new fundraising opportunities from various sources, will identify the most suitable

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) breaking news!

An amendment proposal has been laid down that sets at 16 the child’s consent age with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data. With a view to enabling adoption of a political

eNACSO is looking for a Sustainability Consultant

eNACSO is looking for a Sustainability Consultant able to provide assistance to eNACSO during its closing phase, specifically with regard to structuring it as an independent body. Aspiring candidates are requested to submit their candidature no later than January, 15

Condemnation of all forms of child sexual exploitation and abuse – “No Grey Areas on the Internet”

eNACSO is among the Children’s Organizations that undersigned the Communiqué: Condemnation of all forms of child sexual exploitation and abuse – “No Grey Areas on the Internet” last October, 30 in Berlin on the occasion of the First European Day

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#WeProtect Summit, Abu Dhabi November 16 – 17, 2015

WePROTECT is a global multi-stakeholder response to combating online child abuse and exploitation. Created initially by the UK government and officially launched in December 2014 by Prime Minister David Cameron. Participants are signatories to a global statement of action. 50 countries, 30

Preventative “I take responsibility” online self-help material by Save the Children Finland, partner of eNACSO provides a new strategy to tackle and prevent child sexual abuse

It provides an innovative way to tackle and prevent child sexual abuse. The material is targeted for people who are worried about their sexual interest and/or online behavior regarding minors, but have not (yet) acted in illegal or harmful ways. The material is based

One in Three: Internet Governance and Children’s Rights

This paper argues that Internet governance bodies give little consideration to children’s rights, despite growing calls from international child rights organizations to address their rights in the digital age. Typically, when children are acknowledged it is in the context of

IGF: “policy options for connecting the next billion”

In November 2015, theInternet Governance Forum will focus on the theme of ‘policy options for connecting the next billion’. Following publication of her co-authored report‘One in three: internet governance and children’s rights’, Professor Sonia Livingstone discusses how internet governance needs to

eNACSO will be in Brazil at IGF 2015!

eNACSO will participate at IGF session ‘DATABASES, A TOOL TO DISRUPT THE DISSEMINATION OF CHILD ABUSE IMAGES IN DIGITAL ENVIRONMENTS’ on Tuesday, November 10 • 09:00 – 10:30 The session will address the types and purposes of the wide range

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eNACSO will participate at IGF session ‘DATABASES, A TOOL TO DISRUPT THE DISSEMINATION OF CHILD ABUSE IMAGES IN DIGITAL ENVIRONMENTS’ on Tuesday, November 10 • 09:00 – 10:30   The session will address the types and purposes of the wide

One in Three: Internet Governance and Children’s Rights published by the Global Commission on Internet Governance

This paper argues that Internet governance bodies give little consideration to children’s rights, despite growing calls from international child rights organizations to address their rights in the digital age. Typically, when children are acknowledged it is in the context of

Online grooming: New trends in online sexual abuse

Child sex offenders are grooming children for the purposes of online sexual abuse, with more using social media apps and smartphones, according to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre. Offenders may target hundreds of children at a time

You Decide – A teaching resource about privacy and digital responsability

You Decide is a teaching resource for privacy and digital responsibility for children and young adults aged between 9 and 18. The objective of the website is to increase awareness, reflection and knowledge about privacy and the choices young people

“Sexual rights and sexual risks among online youth”

IS NOW ONLINE the Report entitled:”Sexual rights and sexual risks among online youth” eNACSO’s attempt to better understand opportunities and risks that children and young people might encounter online when exploring their sexuality. This study represents a first step to

Packing bags for ICT2015? Don’t forget the children!

eNACSO will be at the ICT 2015 with a uniquely child-focused session, please download the invitation to the following link and join us!

Your Right to Choose Online – Child Friendly Report

As part of the overall strategy of eNACSO, aiming at strengthening the dialogue with children and enhancing their participation, eNACSO has newly finalized a child version of the Policy Paper on the Internet Business Model whose launch is expected next

LSE: Children’s safety on the internet: a guide to stakeholders

LSE publishes an excellent diagram showing the key players/stakeholders in the online child safety space. Download the article here

Share Aware Help your child stay safe on social networks

An excellent report came out late last week. The project behind the production of the report was led by the  NSPCC and Mumsnet with Professor Sonia Livingstone acting as an adviser. The release of the report was timed to coincide

Youth Manifesto publication is now available!

The Youth Manifesto publication, which outlines the ten key principles that European youth have identified as essential to creating a better internet for the future, is now available online. The Manifesto is specifically aimed at European policy makers, industry and

Does Media Violence Predict Societal Violence? It Depends on What You Look at and Whe

This article presents 2 studies of the association of media violence rates with societal violence rates. In the first study,movie violence and homicide rates are examined across the 20th century and into the 21st (1920–2005). Throughout the mid-20th century small-to-moderate

014 EU KIds Online: Experiences with sexual content: What we know from the research so far

This report reviews research about children’s experiences with sexual content online from the EU Kids Online and Net Children Go Mobile projects: i) Children discuss in diverse ways and through different sets of discourses their encounters with sexual content. ii)

Violent video games research: consensus or confusion? – The Guardian

t seems like a simple question to ask, but it is one that is apparently very difficult to answer: what are the effects of violent media on our behaviour? It’s also a question that regularly produces heated debates, both in

Ofcom – Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Report 2014

One in three children in the UK now has their own tablet computer, which has nearly doubled in a year, finds. Among children aged between 5 and 15, 34% now have their own tablet, rather than using devices belonging to

EU Kids Online Network: Final Recommendations for Policy

This report updates policy advice and recommendations of the EU Kids Online network. It builds on previous policy reports and adds to recommendations on policy implementation, further research and methodological lessons learned contained in the output from the network. Since

Children Support Center (Paramos Vaikams Centras)’ presentation

Children Support Center (Paramos Vaikams Centras) non-governmental organisation located in Vilnius, Lithuania, member of eNACSO network. It ensures psychological well-being of children, adults and whole families affected by violence or sexual abuse. The organisation works simultaneously in different fields, ranging

Is Child Safety considered in new Top-level Domains? Our letter to ICANN

Dear Colleague, We are not associated with or lobbying on behalf of any organization, individual application or applicant that is currently or has previously submitted a proposal to create a new gTLD. We are writing to you to seek your

Is Child Safety considered in new Top-level Domains? Our letter to ICANN

Dear Colleague, We are not associated with or lobbying on behalf of any organization, individual application or applicant that is currently or has previously submitted a proposal to create a new gTLD. We are writing to you to seek your

The Global Online Counter Child Trafficking Conference

The Conference is based one hundred percent online and will be the largest gathering of private sector, third sector and public sector professionals and practitioners across the world representing the business, education, government, health care, law enforcement and non-profit sectors. The Agenda and the Speakers

Innovative approaches for investigating how young children understand risk in new media: Dealing with methodological and ethical challenges

This report has been produced by drawing on examples of (self-assessed) innovative qualitative studies (or studies with a qualitative component) provided by researchers in the EUKids Online network. Its purpose is to offer an approach to qualitative research that balances

Snapchat: the self-destructing message app that’s becoming a phenomenon

A messaging app that makes photos and videos disappear moments after being sent or received is valued at $800m – and could boost the popularity of sexting (read more)

With new ICANN agreement, you’ll need to verify email or phone to register a domain

Domain registrars like GoDaddy will soon be held far more accountable for information on those who are signing up for web domains. In the future, users will need to verify either their email address or phone number within 15 days

Should children’s internet use be filtered? Multi-stakeholder prudishness impedes open deliberation

At the recently held Safer Internet Forum in Brussels, teenagers and their parents expressed strong views against filtering tools. It seems that no-one likes the language of control (as in ‘parental controls’). Kids wish to be trusted, guided, and have

The Guardian – Yes, porn can be vile and degrading but an authoritarian crackdown won’t work

David Cameron’s proposals are a sop – censorship never helps the powerless. Let’s have a real debate on abuse and consent (read more)

Jim Killock: David Cameron is Issuing Bad Advice to Parents

Following the Daivd Cameron’s speech on protecting children and online pornography, Open Rights Group’s Jim Killock on LSE Media Policy Project, argues that the Prime Minister has created a very unfortunate debate about what he expects from Internet Service Providers

BBC News – Chinese firm Huawei controls net filter praised by PM

The BBC reports that Huawei, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of telecoms equipment, is controlling popular ISP TalkTalk’s web censorship system. The system, known as Homesafe, was praised by Prime Minister David Cameron. Customers who do not want filtering

Breakthrough announced on slimmed-down Connecting Europe Facility

Ireland’s transport minister announced on 27 June a “significant breakthrough” with the European Parliament on a new regulation that will see almost €30 billion in EU funding targeted at enhancing the transport, energy and telecoms networks, under the so-called Connecting

Minister claims progress in tackling child abuse images online – BBC News

UK Ministers say agreements reached with internet firms will lead to a “fundamental change” in how images of child abuse are dealt with online. Firms such as Google, Microsoft and Twitter were summoned to a meeting in Whitehall amid calls

Google urged to do more to block internet access to child abuse images – The Guardian

John Carr acknowledged that Google, like all search engines, blocked access to websites they knew contained images of child abuse, but ‘that is them being reactive they can and should be proactive,” he said. Currently there are three safety settings

IOS 7: App Store’s new Kids category is big news for parents and developers -The Guardian

Apple’s software and services boss Eddy Cue announced the upcoming addition of a Kids category to the company’s App Store as part of its iOS 7 software update. Creating a separate App Store category for kids’ apps could enable Apple

Cameron calls on web giants to block child pornography – The Thelegraph

Internet companies must do more to stop “disgusting images” of child pornography from being available online, David Cameron has warned (read more).

Child Online Protection – the aims of policy. A new contribution from John Carr

Children and young people in all parts of the world now access the internet using a broad range of devices. Several of these devices are highly portable and it is therefore no longer practical to rely solely on a parent

Children and the Internet – Robert Madelin, DG CONNECT

In context of the European Commission’s recently released Cyber Security Strategy, the question of how to make the internet a safer place for children is being discussed. In particular, the pros and cons of a voluntary, industry-led approach compared to binding legislation.

Brussels Briefing on ICT – February 2013

In this latest Brussels Briefing on ICT, leading ICT and digital journalist Jennifer Baker provides an extensive update on the latest policy developments. Topics discussed include: – Data Protection Regulation – Broadband Spectrum – Cyber Security: the Network and Information

Conference on Mental Health and ICT in Greece

Obrella, eNACSO member in Greece, organizes the third Mental Health Innovation Forum on 16-17 May 2013 in Athens, Greece. The conference main focus will be “TeleCare & Patient Compliance”: Help Lines – TeleCare – TelePsychiatry – Internet Consultation – e-Learning

EU Super Kids Online

Four eNACSO members have developed new educational tools for kids Protégeles from Spain, Nobody’s Children Foundation from Poland and Save the Children Denmark and Italy have since spring of 2011 worked together on a Daphne project: EU Super Kids Online.

The European Child Online Safety Conference 2012

eNACSO chair Mr. Kuno Sørensen  will be a speaker on the panel at this conference. There is no doubt that the internet has created a wide range of beneficial opportunities for children and young people in Europe. Increasingly, European children

EuroDIG 2012

At the 2012 EuroDIG in Stockholm eNACSO was represented by five members and the coordinator: Agnieszka Wrzesien, Astrid Winkler, Katalin Baracsi, Georg Ehrmann, John Carr and Marie Bach Drivsholm. eNACSO was focal point for the workshop “Child protection and child

IGF 2012

The 7th annual Internet Governance Forum will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan, 6‒9 November. eNACSO has been playing an active role in the preparation of the IGF and will organize several events during the forum: – Before the forum starts, we

Chair at European Voice meeting

Copyright: Jennifer Jacquemart / (c) European Voice On September 19 eNACSO chair Kuno Sørensen attended the European Voice morning debate “Can we make the Internet a safer place for children”. Kuno Sørensen was on a panel with Robert Madelin, director-general, DG Connect, European Commission Sabine

Response to CEO Coalition

On December 1st 2011 Commissioner Ms Neelie Kroes announced the formation of the “Coalition to make Internet a better Place for Kids”. The Coalition established five separate working groups: WG 1: Reporting tools WG2: Age appropriate privacy settings WG3: Content classification

ROBERT International Conference in Berlin

On 23 and 24 May 2012, the final international conference on the EU study ROBERT was being held in Berlin. Over the last two years this study has carried out a qualitative survey of how children become victims of abuse

Safer Internet Centre Denmark in dialogue with youth forum

Save the Children Denmark operates the Safer Internet Program Hotline against child abuse images. Together with the Danish Media Council for children and young people (awareness centre) and Centre for Digital Youth Care (helpline) we form the national Safer Internet

Romanian children participated in workshop about online safety

European Summer School participants debated for seven days with Sigur.Info project team and experts the problems they face when browsing the Internet and possible solutions for avoiding and combat them. From July 1st to 7th, Save the Children Romania, the

Calls about neglect to NSPCC double in two years

The NSPCC is warning that a sharp increase in reports of neglect cases is putting additional pressure on already stretched children’s services. New figures released by the charity show that reports to its helpline about neglect have doubled over the

New eNACSO members and associate members

eNACSO has expanded its number of members to 25. eNACSO welcome Deutsche Kinderhilfe that is the new full German member of eNACSO. Innocence in Danger which used to be the full German member is still connected to eNACSO as associate member.

eNACSO members meeting 2012

23 eNACSO members and associate members participated in the eNACSO members meeting 30-31 May 2012 in Brussels. The eNACSO members meeting is a biannual event where members get new information and updates on relevant issues, and it is also the

eNACSO annual report 2010-2011

The eNACSO annual report 2010-2011 is now available in a digital version. The annaul report presents an overview of eNACSO activities in the period. Download the annual version here

Brussels Briefing ICT – March 2013

In this latest Brussels Briefing on ICT, leading ICT and digital journalist Jennifer Baker provides an extensive update on the latest policy developments. Topics discussed include: – Data Protection Regulation and Directive – Women in the ICT sector – The

News from Ireland ISPCC

Children’s Rights Referendum Over the last number of years the ISPCC has been advocating for constitutional change to enhance the protection afforded to children, and to further enshrine the rights of children within the Constitution. The Minister for Children &

eNACSO members’ meeting, 2011

17 members and 2 associate members came to Copenhagen for the eNACSO members’ meeting 10-12 October 2011. The members had a packed program focusing on capacity building and networking. Major challenges to children’s safety online were discussed by the participants

Latest achievements of Kék Vonal (Hungary)

Kék Vonal Child Crisis Foundation has been operating a chat counselling service since 2010. The volunteer counsellors helped in 629 chat conversations in 2011. This is a great opportunity for those children, who find it difficult to tell their problems

eNACSO and the CEO coalition to make internet a better place for children

eNACSO welcomes the initiative that Commissioner Neelie Kroes initiated in October 2011 when she called on a coalition of CEOs who  to discuss the following five points:  Children should be able to easily report abusive content, cyber-bullying or grooming using

New legislation in Austria

Austria has introduced new legislation against grooming of children. § 208a, Austrian Criminal Law, is criminalizing the initiating of sexual contacts with underage children since 1 January 2012. Any person, who intends to commit the crime of severe sexual abuse

Obrelas presentation in the Municipality of Athens

The Greek member organization Obrela had a presentation in the Municipality of Athens where they educated volunteers and employers about the grooming process. Furthermore, due to Obrelas collaboration with the Adolescent Health Unit where the Greek Saferinternet Helpline is established,

News from Estonian Union for Child Welfare

Estonian Union for Child Welfare (EUCW) advocates for child rights, coordinates Safer Internet Centre in Estonia and operates Hotline. Since September 2010 EUCW coordinates Safer Internet Centre in Estonia. On the project website www.targaltinternetis.ee there can be found information about training events

eNACSO at Conference on the Council of Europe Strategy on the Rights of the Child

eNACSO member Mr. Theo Noten from ECPAT Netherlands represented eNACSO on Children and Data Protection Conference on the Council of Europe Strategy on the Rights of the Child, Monaco 21 November 2011. The conference objectives aimed: 1. To assess the

Safer Internet Armenia 2012

Over 15 000 Children Take Part in Safer Internet Armenia 2012 About 60 per cent of Armenia’s secondary schools hosted Safer Internet Open Classes between February 7 and February 25 this year. This wide-scale action has been based on the new model

Numa Numa – e-zine for teenagers

Nobody’s Children Foundation in cooperation with Orange Foundation created a new educational tool – “Numa Numa” magazine – designed for teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17. The name of the magazine refers to a viral video posted online

EU Directive adopted

The EU Directive on combating the sexual exploitation of children and child pornography was adopted by the European Parliament and Council on 13 December 2011and has already entered into force. The Directive replaces existing EU legislation and will become the

Safer Internet Forum 2011

eNACSO was represented at The Safer Internet Forum 2011, Luxembourg, by Mr Jon Brown from NSPCC. The focus of the Forum was “Exposed online – a workshop looking at the emergence of “sexting” and challenges for parents and young people.”

EuroDIG 201

The eNACSO board members Naureen Kahn, Agnieszka Wrzesien and John Carr went to Belgrade to participate in the Pan-European dialogue on internet governance. During the EuroDIG Agnieszka Wrzesień spoke in the session “Digital literacy and skills towards economic and social

IGF 2011 in Nairobi

The eNACSO board members Agnieszka Wrzesién and John Carr represented eNACSO at this year’s IGF, held in Nairobi from September 26-30. The network organized a highly successful networking event and Reception for around 40 IGF participants. A Minister from the UK

Mr. John Carr is blogging

External expert and board member of eNACSO Mr. John Carr has recently started blogging about children and young people, the new technologies and staying safe on the internet. Check it out here: http://johnc1912.wordpress.com/ The blog is about the way children and young

SAVE THE DATE! eNACSO Pre-Event @IGF 2016 on December 5th, 2016 from 15:00 to 16:30 at the Workshop Room 7 PALCCO in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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Children’s charities’ coalition on internet safety (CHIS): Letter to Information Commissioner’s Office (UK)

Dear ICO, Re: Consultation on GDPR Consent guidance We were pleased to note there will be a specific and separate consultation in relation to the position of children under the GDPR. We look forward to contributing in an appropriate way

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Safer Internet Day 2017: European Commission welcomes alliance of industry and NGOs for a better internet for minors. eNACSO is member of the Alliance.

Safer Internet Day 2017: European Commission welcomes alliance of industry and NGOs for a better internet for minors. eNACSO is member of the Alliance. On the Safer Internet Day eNACSO is hosted by the Commission at the Berlaymont to the

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eNACSO Members contribution on SID 2017 Day

As every year eNACSO is at Safer Internet Day 2017 with a lot of activities and events taking place all around its European Space! Taking place on Tuesday, 7 February 2017 with a theme of ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’,

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Risks and opportunities for young people online: a teenager’s perspective of the GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to become law across the European Union in May 2018. As we have seen, a range of provisions within the GDPR are of particular importance to children and teenagers and their rights

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SAVE THE DATE! eNACSO Pre-Event @IGF 2016 on December 5th, 2016 from 15:00 to 16:30 at the Workshop Room 7 PALCCO in Guadalajara, Mexico.

eNACSO has the pleasure of inviting you to the pre-Event on “The Internet of Toys and Things”, hosted by the IGF 2016. The pre event will take place on Monday, December 5th, 2016 from 15:00 to 16:30 at the Workshop

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New Report from NSPCC on what children are telling us about bullying

NSPCC has written this report to help people working with children to understand what children who are being bullied are experiencing, think about what support they need, and consider how to respond effectively. Bullying has been one of the top

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Decoding the GDPR and its implications for UK children

On 14 October 2016 the Media Policy Project hosted a round-table meeting at the LSE to discuss the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation on children. Pascal Crowe, postgraduate student at the LSE, attended the meeting and produced a

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New report from NSPCC into children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour online

This review of the literature about online harmful sexual behaviour (HSB) was carried out to help inform and update guidance for practitioners working with children and young people with harmful sexual behaviour. The report brings together current research on the

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Experiences of Peer Bullying among Adolescents and Associated Effects on Young Adult Outcomes: Longitudinal Evidence from Ethiopia, India and Peru

Being bullied has been found to have a significant impact on children’s physical and mental health, psychosocial well-being and educational performance, with lasting effects into adulthood on health, well-being and lifetime earnings. Little is known about bullying in low- and

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To be 13 or 16, that is the question: the implications for UK teenagers of the European GDPR

To discuss the issues arising from the General Data Protection Regulation’s provision that under 16 year-olds will need parental consent before accessing social media or other online services, the LSE’s Media Policy Project, the UK Council for Child Internet Safety’s

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“I wasn’t sure it was normal to watch it” – The impact of online pornography on the values, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of children

The online world has created incredible opportunities for young people to explore, experiment, socialise, create and educate themselves in ways which were previously undreamt of. But it has also exposed children to the risk of harm, including seeing extreme pornography and

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When “free” isn’t is launched

On 15 June 2016, eNACSO released When “Free” Isn’t, a report which makes a strong case for improved policy, law and action to protect children against unfair and damaging business practices online. The launch event was hosted by MEPs Anna

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John Carr new blog: Children, business and the internet – when “free” isn’t

You wait hours for the No. 11 bus then two come along at once. That’s pretty much how things have turned out with investigations into children and e-commerce. Last month first out of the traps was the mega “Study on

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Support eNACSO’s cause!

Over the past decade, eNACSO has been funded by the European Commission through the Safer Internet Programme. The continuation of this programme is now provided under Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). Unfortunately, the programme under the CEF no longer provides opportunities to

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Secondary school students believe social media affects studies.

Our Irish partner, ISPCC brings this news to the attention of eNACSO members. The article was in one of the Irish national newspapers this week  

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Where is the child in all this? Reflections on eNACSO’s intervention at the 10th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2015

A delegation of eNACSO participated at the IGF 2015 in João Pessoa, Brazil, from 10 to 13 November 2015. The main idea was for eNACSO to raise the visibility of children’s voices and issues and advocate for their needs and interests.

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Parliament approves the Data Protection Package, eNACSO’s position

The Data Protection Package was adopted by the EP in April 2016 after extended negotiations between Member States, the EP and the Commission. See the DEBATE, the PRESS RELEASE and the LAST VERSION OF THE REGULATION* *Please note that the

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Better Internet for kids (BIK) – Focus on Data Protection on behalf of eNACSO’s Member

Better Internet for kids (BIK) has recently published the latest edition of the BIK bulletin with a special focus on the topic of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In this article, three members of Save the Children Denmark youth

Child Safety Summit – Dublin, 14-15 April 2016

Our expert John Carr participates at the Child Safety Summit, Facebook, on 14 April 2016 at Facebook Dublin, and at the Child Safety Summit, Google on 15 April 2016 at Google Dublin This year Facebook and Google are collaborating to

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Young People’s Mental Health in Europe: Promoting Prevention and Early Intervention Through Multi- Sector Cooperation

The Lithuanian Member PARAMOS VAIKAMS CENTRAS – CHILDREN SUPPORT CENTRE informs us on this event which will take place on Tuesday 26th April 2016 in Brussels on “Young People’s Mental Health in Europe”   See here and here more details

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“Poor process, bad outcomes”. A eNACSO contribution on the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), from a children’s rights and online safety perspective

On behalf of the eNACSO, the expert John Carr recently spent a couple of days in Brussels talking to people who had been closely involved in writing the GDPR.  Here he reports on what he learned from those conversations.   To

High-Level Launching Conference “Reaching the heights for the rights of the child”

On behalf of eNACSO, John Carr will attend the High-Level Launching Conference “Reaching the heights for the rights of the child” Sofia, 5 – 6 April 2016 – Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child  2016 – 2021. This

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Appfail Report – Threats to Consumers in Mobile Apps

Save the Children Norway, partner of eNACSO has newly pointing out at this outstanding Report recently issued in Norway on the threats to consumer protection hidden in the end-user terms and privacy policies of apps. The Norwegian Consumer Council analysed

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Reflections on eNACSO’s intervention at the ICT 2015 conference, Lisbon, Portugal

Where is the child in all this? Reflections on eNACSO’s intervention at the ICT 2015 conference, Lisbon, Portugal 20-22 October 2015 To download the full document click here  

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ISPCC launches the Cyberbullying campaign “Words Can Hurt. Choose Them Wisely.”

ISPCC, partner of eNACSO has launched a social media public awareness campaign to draw attention to the issue of cyberbullying, advising that: “Words Can Hurt. Choose Them Wisely” The week long campaign runs from 7th-13th March and highlights how cyberbullying

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ISPCC Childline and Vodafone Ireland Foundation Announce Major New Partnership

ISPCC Childline and the Vodafone Ireland Foundation are delighted to have just announced a major five year partnership that aims to keep children safe by keeping them connected. The Partnership will: provide the charity with €2 million in direct funding

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The ISPCC place pressure on Irish Election candidates on issue of Children’s Cyber safety

The forthcoming Irish general election, which will take place on the 26th of February, affords the  eNACSO board member ISPCC an opportunity to call on all candidates to make their promise to the children of Ireland to ‘Invest in Childhood.’

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Revolutionising primary education in Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina launched a brand new education initiative that will potentially give nearly two million primary school students access to quality education. The Government, BRAC and Save the Children came together to successfully convert primary school

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UK – Porn and Age Verification Project

The UK Department for Culture Media & Sport has set out in its manifesto its commitment to require age verification for access to pornographic content online. And as a consequence it’s recently launched this consultation highlighting its preferred approach to

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MIGRANT MINORS and the Internet: a Report by Save the Children Italy

Through the use of Internet, 1 out of 5 children strengthened their decision to leave. Nearly 20% of migrant minors arriving in Italy on their own have gone through bad experiences online. Save the Children Italy has recently issued the

Survey on the transposition of Directive 2011/93/EU on combating sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography

Missing Children Europe, ECPAT and eNACSO have launched a report that examines the transposition of Directive 2011/93/EU on combating sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography by 27 EU Member States. Studies suggest that between 10-20% of

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Child Sexual Abuse Images on the Internet: A Cybertip.ca Analysis

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection has just released a new study on what we are seeing in the images analyzed through Cybertip.ca. Child Sexual Abuse Images on the Internet: A Cybertip.ca Analysis is based on 43,762 unique images and

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Safer Internet Day 2016 – ‘Play your part for a better internet’

Safer Internet Day 2016 is celebrated globally today, on Tuesday 9th February with the slogan ‘Play your part for a better internet’.   The celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use

ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee Public

eNACSO will participate at ICANN GOVERNMENTAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE PUBLIC SAFETY WORKING GROUP Hosted by the European Commission, Directorate-General Migration and Home Affairs Thursday 28 January 2016 Download here the Agenda PSWG meeting 28 Jan FINAL

eNACSO is looking for a Fundraiser

eNACSO is looking for a Fundraiser to secure funding to eNACSO from mid-2016 onwards, when the current EU grant runs out. The external fundraiser, according to his/her experience, exploring new fundraising opportunities from various sources, will identify the most suitable

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) breaking news!

An amendment proposal has been laid down that sets at 16 the child’s consent age with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data. With a view to enabling adoption of a political

eNACSO is looking for a Sustainability Consultant

eNACSO is looking for a Sustainability Consultant able to provide assistance to eNACSO during its closing phase, specifically with regard to structuring it as an independent body. Aspiring candidates are requested to submit their candidature no later than January, 15

Condemnation of all forms of child sexual exploitation and abuse – “No Grey Areas on the Internet”

eNACSO is among the Children’s Organizations that undersigned the Communiqué: Condemnation of all forms of child sexual exploitation and abuse – “No Grey Areas on the Internet” last October, 30 in Berlin on the occasion of the First European Day

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#WeProtect Summit, Abu Dhabi November 16 – 17, 2015

WePROTECT is a global multi-stakeholder response to combating online child abuse and exploitation. Created initially by the UK government and officially launched in December 2014 by Prime Minister David Cameron. Participants are signatories to a global statement of action. 50 countries, 30

Preventative “I take responsibility” online self-help material by Save the Children Finland, partner of eNACSO provides a new strategy to tackle and prevent child sexual abuse

It provides an innovative way to tackle and prevent child sexual abuse. The material is targeted for people who are worried about their sexual interest and/or online behavior regarding minors, but have not (yet) acted in illegal or harmful ways. The material is based

One in Three: Internet Governance and Children’s Rights

This paper argues that Internet governance bodies give little consideration to children’s rights, despite growing calls from international child rights organizations to address their rights in the digital age. Typically, when children are acknowledged it is in the context of

IGF: “policy options for connecting the next billion”

In November 2015, theInternet Governance Forum will focus on the theme of ‘policy options for connecting the next billion’. Following publication of her co-authored report‘One in three: internet governance and children’s rights’, Professor Sonia Livingstone discusses how internet governance needs to

eNACSO will be in Brazil at IGF 2015!

eNACSO will participate at IGF session ‘DATABASES, A TOOL TO DISRUPT THE DISSEMINATION OF CHILD ABUSE IMAGES IN DIGITAL ENVIRONMENTS’ on Tuesday, November 10 • 09:00 – 10:30 The session will address the types and purposes of the wide range

Internet Governance Forum 2015

eNACSO will participate at IGF session ‘DATABASES, A TOOL TO DISRUPT THE DISSEMINATION OF CHILD ABUSE IMAGES IN DIGITAL ENVIRONMENTS’ on Tuesday, November 10 • 09:00 – 10:30   The session will address the types and purposes of the wide

One in Three: Internet Governance and Children’s Rights published by the Global Commission on Internet Governance

This paper argues that Internet governance bodies give little consideration to children’s rights, despite growing calls from international child rights organizations to address their rights in the digital age. Typically, when children are acknowledged it is in the context of

Online grooming: New trends in online sexual abuse

Child sex offenders are grooming children for the purposes of online sexual abuse, with more using social media apps and smartphones, according to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre. Offenders may target hundreds of children at a time

You Decide – A teaching resource about privacy and digital responsability

You Decide is a teaching resource for privacy and digital responsibility for children and young adults aged between 9 and 18. The objective of the website is to increase awareness, reflection and knowledge about privacy and the choices young people

“Sexual rights and sexual risks among online youth”

IS NOW ONLINE the Report entitled:”Sexual rights and sexual risks among online youth” eNACSO’s attempt to better understand opportunities and risks that children and young people might encounter online when exploring their sexuality. This study represents a first step to

Packing bags for ICT2015? Don’t forget the children!

eNACSO will be at the ICT 2015 with a uniquely child-focused session, please download the invitation to the following link and join us!

Your Right to Choose Online – Child Friendly Report

As part of the overall strategy of eNACSO, aiming at strengthening the dialogue with children and enhancing their participation, eNACSO has newly finalized a child version of the Policy Paper on the Internet Business Model whose launch is expected next

LSE: Children’s safety on the internet: a guide to stakeholders

LSE publishes an excellent diagram showing the key players/stakeholders in the online child safety space. Download the article here

Share Aware Help your child stay safe on social networks

An excellent report came out late last week. The project behind the production of the report was led by the  NSPCC and Mumsnet with Professor Sonia Livingstone acting as an adviser. The release of the report was timed to coincide

Youth Manifesto publication is now available!

The Youth Manifesto publication, which outlines the ten key principles that European youth have identified as essential to creating a better internet for the future, is now available online. The Manifesto is specifically aimed at European policy makers, industry and

Does Media Violence Predict Societal Violence? It Depends on What You Look at and Whe

This article presents 2 studies of the association of media violence rates with societal violence rates. In the first study,movie violence and homicide rates are examined across the 20th century and into the 21st (1920–2005). Throughout the mid-20th century small-to-moderate

014 EU KIds Online: Experiences with sexual content: What we know from the research so far

This report reviews research about children’s experiences with sexual content online from the EU Kids Online and Net Children Go Mobile projects: i) Children discuss in diverse ways and through different sets of discourses their encounters with sexual content. ii)

Violent video games research: consensus or confusion? – The Guardian

t seems like a simple question to ask, but it is one that is apparently very difficult to answer: what are the effects of violent media on our behaviour? It’s also a question that regularly produces heated debates, both in

Ofcom – Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Report 2014

One in three children in the UK now has their own tablet computer, which has nearly doubled in a year, finds. Among children aged between 5 and 15, 34% now have their own tablet, rather than using devices belonging to

EU Kids Online Network: Final Recommendations for Policy

This report updates policy advice and recommendations of the EU Kids Online network. It builds on previous policy reports and adds to recommendations on policy implementation, further research and methodological lessons learned contained in the output from the network. Since

Children Support Center (Paramos Vaikams Centras)’ presentation

Children Support Center (Paramos Vaikams Centras) non-governmental organisation located in Vilnius, Lithuania, member of eNACSO network. It ensures psychological well-being of children, adults and whole families affected by violence or sexual abuse. The organisation works simultaneously in different fields, ranging

Is Child Safety considered in new Top-level Domains? Our letter to ICANN

Dear Colleague, We are not associated with or lobbying on behalf of any organization, individual application or applicant that is currently or has previously submitted a proposal to create a new gTLD. We are writing to you to seek your

Is Child Safety considered in new Top-level Domains? Our letter to ICANN

Dear Colleague, We are not associated with or lobbying on behalf of any organization, individual application or applicant that is currently or has previously submitted a proposal to create a new gTLD. We are writing to you to seek your

The Global Online Counter Child Trafficking Conference

The Conference is based one hundred percent online and will be the largest gathering of private sector, third sector and public sector professionals and practitioners across the world representing the business, education, government, health care, law enforcement and non-profit sectors. The Agenda and the Speakers

Innovative approaches for investigating how young children understand risk in new media: Dealing with methodological and ethical challenges

This report has been produced by drawing on examples of (self-assessed) innovative qualitative studies (or studies with a qualitative component) provided by researchers in the EUKids Online network. Its purpose is to offer an approach to qualitative research that balances

Snapchat: the self-destructing message app that’s becoming a phenomenon

A messaging app that makes photos and videos disappear moments after being sent or received is valued at $800m – and could boost the popularity of sexting (read more)

With new ICANN agreement, you’ll need to verify email or phone to register a domain

Domain registrars like GoDaddy will soon be held far more accountable for information on those who are signing up for web domains. In the future, users will need to verify either their email address or phone number within 15 days

Should children’s internet use be filtered? Multi-stakeholder prudishness impedes open deliberation

At the recently held Safer Internet Forum in Brussels, teenagers and their parents expressed strong views against filtering tools. It seems that no-one likes the language of control (as in ‘parental controls’). Kids wish to be trusted, guided, and have

The Guardian – Yes, porn can be vile and degrading but an authoritarian crackdown won’t work

David Cameron’s proposals are a sop – censorship never helps the powerless. Let’s have a real debate on abuse and consent (read more)

Jim Killock: David Cameron is Issuing Bad Advice to Parents

Following the Daivd Cameron’s speech on protecting children and online pornography, Open Rights Group’s Jim Killock on LSE Media Policy Project, argues that the Prime Minister has created a very unfortunate debate about what he expects from Internet Service Providers

BBC News – Chinese firm Huawei controls net filter praised by PM

The BBC reports that Huawei, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of telecoms equipment, is controlling popular ISP TalkTalk’s web censorship system. The system, known as Homesafe, was praised by Prime Minister David Cameron. Customers who do not want filtering

Breakthrough announced on slimmed-down Connecting Europe Facility

Ireland’s transport minister announced on 27 June a “significant breakthrough” with the European Parliament on a new regulation that will see almost €30 billion in EU funding targeted at enhancing the transport, energy and telecoms networks, under the so-called Connecting

Minister claims progress in tackling child abuse images online – BBC News

UK Ministers say agreements reached with internet firms will lead to a “fundamental change” in how images of child abuse are dealt with online. Firms such as Google, Microsoft and Twitter were summoned to a meeting in Whitehall amid calls

Google urged to do more to block internet access to child abuse images – The Guardian

John Carr acknowledged that Google, like all search engines, blocked access to websites they knew contained images of child abuse, but ‘that is them being reactive they can and should be proactive,” he said. Currently there are three safety settings

IOS 7: App Store’s new Kids category is big news for parents and developers -The Guardian

Apple’s software and services boss Eddy Cue announced the upcoming addition of a Kids category to the company’s App Store as part of its iOS 7 software update. Creating a separate App Store category for kids’ apps could enable Apple

Cameron calls on web giants to block child pornography – The Thelegraph

Internet companies must do more to stop “disgusting images” of child pornography from being available online, David Cameron has warned (read more).

Child Online Protection – the aims of policy. A new contribution from John Carr

Children and young people in all parts of the world now access the internet using a broad range of devices. Several of these devices are highly portable and it is therefore no longer practical to rely solely on a parent

Children and the Internet – Robert Madelin, DG CONNECT

In context of the European Commission’s recently released Cyber Security Strategy, the question of how to make the internet a safer place for children is being discussed. In particular, the pros and cons of a voluntary, industry-led approach compared to binding legislation.

Brussels Briefing on ICT – February 2013

In this latest Brussels Briefing on ICT, leading ICT and digital journalist Jennifer Baker provides an extensive update on the latest policy developments. Topics discussed include: – Data Protection Regulation – Broadband Spectrum – Cyber Security: the Network and Information

Conference on Mental Health and ICT in Greece

Obrella, eNACSO member in Greece, organizes the third Mental Health Innovation Forum on 16-17 May 2013 in Athens, Greece. The conference main focus will be “TeleCare & Patient Compliance”: Help Lines – TeleCare – TelePsychiatry – Internet Consultation – e-Learning

EU Super Kids Online

Four eNACSO members have developed new educational tools for kids Protégeles from Spain, Nobody’s Children Foundation from Poland and Save the Children Denmark and Italy have since spring of 2011 worked together on a Daphne project: EU Super Kids Online.

The European Child Online Safety Conference 2012

eNACSO chair Mr. Kuno Sørensen  will be a speaker on the panel at this conference. There is no doubt that the internet has created a wide range of beneficial opportunities for children and young people in Europe. Increasingly, European children

EuroDIG 2012

At the 2012 EuroDIG in Stockholm eNACSO was represented by five members and the coordinator: Agnieszka Wrzesien, Astrid Winkler, Katalin Baracsi, Georg Ehrmann, John Carr and Marie Bach Drivsholm. eNACSO was focal point for the workshop “Child protection and child

IGF 2012

The 7th annual Internet Governance Forum will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan, 6‒9 November. eNACSO has been playing an active role in the preparation of the IGF and will organize several events during the forum: – Before the forum starts, we

Chair at European Voice meeting

Copyright: Jennifer Jacquemart / (c) European Voice On September 19 eNACSO chair Kuno Sørensen attended the European Voice morning debate “Can we make the Internet a safer place for children”. Kuno Sørensen was on a panel with Robert Madelin, director-general, DG Connect, European Commission Sabine

Response to CEO Coalition

On December 1st 2011 Commissioner Ms Neelie Kroes announced the formation of the “Coalition to make Internet a better Place for Kids”. The Coalition established five separate working groups: WG 1: Reporting tools WG2: Age appropriate privacy settings WG3: Content classification

ROBERT International Conference in Berlin

On 23 and 24 May 2012, the final international conference on the EU study ROBERT was being held in Berlin. Over the last two years this study has carried out a qualitative survey of how children become victims of abuse

Safer Internet Centre Denmark in dialogue with youth forum

Save the Children Denmark operates the Safer Internet Program Hotline against child abuse images. Together with the Danish Media Council for children and young people (awareness centre) and Centre for Digital Youth Care (helpline) we form the national Safer Internet

Romanian children participated in workshop about online safety

European Summer School participants debated for seven days with Sigur.Info project team and experts the problems they face when browsing the Internet and possible solutions for avoiding and combat them. From July 1st to 7th, Save the Children Romania, the

Calls about neglect to NSPCC double in two years

The NSPCC is warning that a sharp increase in reports of neglect cases is putting additional pressure on already stretched children’s services. New figures released by the charity show that reports to its helpline about neglect have doubled over the

New eNACSO members and associate members

eNACSO has expanded its number of members to 25. eNACSO welcome Deutsche Kinderhilfe that is the new full German member of eNACSO. Innocence in Danger which used to be the full German member is still connected to eNACSO as associate member.

eNACSO members meeting 2012

23 eNACSO members and associate members participated in the eNACSO members meeting 30-31 May 2012 in Brussels. The eNACSO members meeting is a biannual event where members get new information and updates on relevant issues, and it is also the

eNACSO annual report 2010-2011

The eNACSO annual report 2010-2011 is now available in a digital version. The annaul report presents an overview of eNACSO activities in the period. Download the annual version here

Brussels Briefing ICT – March 2013

In this latest Brussels Briefing on ICT, leading ICT and digital journalist Jennifer Baker provides an extensive update on the latest policy developments. Topics discussed include: – Data Protection Regulation and Directive – Women in the ICT sector – The

News from Ireland ISPCC

Children’s Rights Referendum Over the last number of years the ISPCC has been advocating for constitutional change to enhance the protection afforded to children, and to further enshrine the rights of children within the Constitution. The Minister for Children &

eNACSO members’ meeting, 2011

17 members and 2 associate members came to Copenhagen for the eNACSO members’ meeting 10-12 October 2011. The members had a packed program focusing on capacity building and networking. Major challenges to children’s safety online were discussed by the participants

Latest achievements of Kék Vonal (Hungary)

Kék Vonal Child Crisis Foundation has been operating a chat counselling service since 2010. The volunteer counsellors helped in 629 chat conversations in 2011. This is a great opportunity for those children, who find it difficult to tell their problems

eNACSO and the CEO coalition to make internet a better place for children

eNACSO welcomes the initiative that Commissioner Neelie Kroes initiated in October 2011 when she called on a coalition of CEOs who  to discuss the following five points:  Children should be able to easily report abusive content, cyber-bullying or grooming using

New legislation in Austria

Austria has introduced new legislation against grooming of children. § 208a, Austrian Criminal Law, is criminalizing the initiating of sexual contacts with underage children since 1 January 2012. Any person, who intends to commit the crime of severe sexual abuse

Obrelas presentation in the Municipality of Athens

The Greek member organization Obrela had a presentation in the Municipality of Athens where they educated volunteers and employers about the grooming process. Furthermore, due to Obrelas collaboration with the Adolescent Health Unit where the Greek Saferinternet Helpline is established,

News from Estonian Union for Child Welfare

Estonian Union for Child Welfare (EUCW) advocates for child rights, coordinates Safer Internet Centre in Estonia and operates Hotline. Since September 2010 EUCW coordinates Safer Internet Centre in Estonia. On the project website www.targaltinternetis.ee there can be found information about training events

eNACSO at Conference on the Council of Europe Strategy on the Rights of the Child

eNACSO member Mr. Theo Noten from ECPAT Netherlands represented eNACSO on Children and Data Protection Conference on the Council of Europe Strategy on the Rights of the Child, Monaco 21 November 2011. The conference objectives aimed: 1. To assess the

Safer Internet Armenia 2012

Over 15 000 Children Take Part in Safer Internet Armenia 2012 About 60 per cent of Armenia’s secondary schools hosted Safer Internet Open Classes between February 7 and February 25 this year. This wide-scale action has been based on the new model

Numa Numa – e-zine for teenagers

Nobody’s Children Foundation in cooperation with Orange Foundation created a new educational tool – “Numa Numa” magazine – designed for teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17. The name of the magazine refers to a viral video posted online

EU Directive adopted

The EU Directive on combating the sexual exploitation of children and child pornography was adopted by the European Parliament and Council on 13 December 2011and has already entered into force. The Directive replaces existing EU legislation and will become the

Safer Internet Forum 2011

eNACSO was represented at The Safer Internet Forum 2011, Luxembourg, by Mr Jon Brown from NSPCC. The focus of the Forum was “Exposed online – a workshop looking at the emergence of “sexting” and challenges for parents and young people.”

EuroDIG 201

The eNACSO board members Naureen Kahn, Agnieszka Wrzesien and John Carr went to Belgrade to participate in the Pan-European dialogue on internet governance. During the EuroDIG Agnieszka Wrzesień spoke in the session “Digital literacy and skills towards economic and social

IGF 2011 in Nairobi

The eNACSO board members Agnieszka Wrzesién and John Carr represented eNACSO at this year’s IGF, held in Nairobi from September 26-30. The network organized a highly successful networking event and Reception for around 40 IGF participants. A Minister from the UK

Mr. John Carr is blogging

External expert and board member of eNACSO Mr. John Carr has recently started blogging about children and young people, the new technologies and staying safe on the internet. Check it out here: http://johnc1912.wordpress.com/ The blog is about the way children and young

New Report from NSPCC on what children are telling us about bullying

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Children’s charities’ coalition on internet safety (CHIS): Letter to Information Commissioner’s Office (UK)

Dear ICO, Re: Consultation on GDPR Consent guidance We were pleased to note there will be a specific and separate consultation in relation to the position of children under the GDPR. We look forward to contributing in an appropriate way

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Safer Internet Day 2017: European Commission welcomes alliance of industry and NGOs for a better internet for minors. eNACSO is member of the Alliance.

Safer Internet Day 2017: European Commission welcomes alliance of industry and NGOs for a better internet for minors. eNACSO is member of the Alliance. On the Safer Internet Day eNACSO is hosted by the Commission at the Berlaymont to the

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eNACSO Members contribution on SID 2017 Day

As every year eNACSO is at Safer Internet Day 2017 with a lot of activities and events taking place all around its European Space! Taking place on Tuesday, 7 February 2017 with a theme of ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’,

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Risks and opportunities for young people online: a teenager’s perspective of the GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to become law across the European Union in May 2018. As we have seen, a range of provisions within the GDPR are of particular importance to children and teenagers and their rights

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SAVE THE DATE! eNACSO Pre-Event @IGF 2016 on December 5th, 2016 from 15:00 to 16:30 at the Workshop Room 7 PALCCO in Guadalajara, Mexico.

eNACSO has the pleasure of inviting you to the pre-Event on “The Internet of Toys and Things”, hosted by the IGF 2016. The pre event will take place on Monday, December 5th, 2016 from 15:00 to 16:30 at the Workshop

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New Report from NSPCC on what children are telling us about bullying

NSPCC has written this report to help people working with children to understand what children who are being bullied are experiencing, think about what support they need, and consider how to respond effectively. Bullying has been one of the top

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Decoding the GDPR and its implications for UK children

On 14 October 2016 the Media Policy Project hosted a round-table meeting at the LSE to discuss the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation on children. Pascal Crowe, postgraduate student at the LSE, attended the meeting and produced a

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New report from NSPCC into children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour online

This review of the literature about online harmful sexual behaviour (HSB) was carried out to help inform and update guidance for practitioners working with children and young people with harmful sexual behaviour. The report brings together current research on the

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Experiences of Peer Bullying among Adolescents and Associated Effects on Young Adult Outcomes: Longitudinal Evidence from Ethiopia, India and Peru

Being bullied has been found to have a significant impact on children’s physical and mental health, psychosocial well-being and educational performance, with lasting effects into adulthood on health, well-being and lifetime earnings. Little is known about bullying in low- and

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To be 13 or 16, that is the question: the implications for UK teenagers of the European GDPR

To discuss the issues arising from the General Data Protection Regulation’s provision that under 16 year-olds will need parental consent before accessing social media or other online services, the LSE’s Media Policy Project, the UK Council for Child Internet Safety’s

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“I wasn’t sure it was normal to watch it” – The impact of online pornography on the values, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of children

The online world has created incredible opportunities for young people to explore, experiment, socialise, create and educate themselves in ways which were previously undreamt of. But it has also exposed children to the risk of harm, including seeing extreme pornography and

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When “free” isn’t is launched

On 15 June 2016, eNACSO released When “Free” Isn’t, a report which makes a strong case for improved policy, law and action to protect children against unfair and damaging business practices online. The launch event was hosted by MEPs Anna

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John Carr new blog: Children, business and the internet – when “free” isn’t

You wait hours for the No. 11 bus then two come along at once. That’s pretty much how things have turned out with investigations into children and e-commerce. Last month first out of the traps was the mega “Study on

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Support eNACSO’s cause!

Over the past decade, eNACSO has been funded by the European Commission through the Safer Internet Programme. The continuation of this programme is now provided under Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). Unfortunately, the programme under the CEF no longer provides opportunities to

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Secondary school students believe social media affects studies.

Our Irish partner, ISPCC brings this news to the attention of eNACSO members. The article was in one of the Irish national newspapers this week  

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Where is the child in all this? Reflections on eNACSO’s intervention at the 10th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2015

A delegation of eNACSO participated at the IGF 2015 in João Pessoa, Brazil, from 10 to 13 November 2015. The main idea was for eNACSO to raise the visibility of children’s voices and issues and advocate for their needs and interests.

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Parliament approves the Data Protection Package, eNACSO’s position

The Data Protection Package was adopted by the EP in April 2016 after extended negotiations between Member States, the EP and the Commission. See the DEBATE, the PRESS RELEASE and the LAST VERSION OF THE REGULATION* *Please note that the

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Better Internet for kids (BIK) – Focus on Data Protection on behalf of eNACSO’s Member

Better Internet for kids (BIK) has recently published the latest edition of the BIK bulletin with a special focus on the topic of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In this article, three members of Save the Children Denmark youth

Child Safety Summit – Dublin, 14-15 April 2016

Our expert John Carr participates at the Child Safety Summit, Facebook, on 14 April 2016 at Facebook Dublin, and at the Child Safety Summit, Google on 15 April 2016 at Google Dublin This year Facebook and Google are collaborating to

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Young People’s Mental Health in Europe: Promoting Prevention and Early Intervention Through Multi- Sector Cooperation

The Lithuanian Member PARAMOS VAIKAMS CENTRAS – CHILDREN SUPPORT CENTRE informs us on this event which will take place on Tuesday 26th April 2016 in Brussels on “Young People’s Mental Health in Europe”   See here and here more details

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“Poor process, bad outcomes”. A eNACSO contribution on the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), from a children’s rights and online safety perspective

On behalf of the eNACSO, the expert John Carr recently spent a couple of days in Brussels talking to people who had been closely involved in writing the GDPR.  Here he reports on what he learned from those conversations.   To

High-Level Launching Conference “Reaching the heights for the rights of the child”

On behalf of eNACSO, John Carr will attend the High-Level Launching Conference “Reaching the heights for the rights of the child” Sofia, 5 – 6 April 2016 – Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child  2016 – 2021. This

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Appfail Report – Threats to Consumers in Mobile Apps

Save the Children Norway, partner of eNACSO has newly pointing out at this outstanding Report recently issued in Norway on the threats to consumer protection hidden in the end-user terms and privacy policies of apps. The Norwegian Consumer Council analysed

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Reflections on eNACSO’s intervention at the ICT 2015 conference, Lisbon, Portugal

Where is the child in all this? Reflections on eNACSO’s intervention at the ICT 2015 conference, Lisbon, Portugal 20-22 October 2015 To download the full document click here  

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ISPCC launches the Cyberbullying campaign “Words Can Hurt. Choose Them Wisely.”

ISPCC, partner of eNACSO has launched a social media public awareness campaign to draw attention to the issue of cyberbullying, advising that: “Words Can Hurt. Choose Them Wisely” The week long campaign runs from 7th-13th March and highlights how cyberbullying

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ISPCC Childline and Vodafone Ireland Foundation Announce Major New Partnership

ISPCC Childline and the Vodafone Ireland Foundation are delighted to have just announced a major five year partnership that aims to keep children safe by keeping them connected. The Partnership will: provide the charity with €2 million in direct funding

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The ISPCC place pressure on Irish Election candidates on issue of Children’s Cyber safety

The forthcoming Irish general election, which will take place on the 26th of February, affords the  eNACSO board member ISPCC an opportunity to call on all candidates to make their promise to the children of Ireland to ‘Invest in Childhood.’

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Revolutionising primary education in Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina launched a brand new education initiative that will potentially give nearly two million primary school students access to quality education. The Government, BRAC and Save the Children came together to successfully convert primary school

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UK – Porn and Age Verification Project

The UK Department for Culture Media & Sport has set out in its manifesto its commitment to require age verification for access to pornographic content online. And as a consequence it’s recently launched this consultation highlighting its preferred approach to

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MIGRANT MINORS and the Internet: a Report by Save the Children Italy

Through the use of Internet, 1 out of 5 children strengthened their decision to leave. Nearly 20% of migrant minors arriving in Italy on their own have gone through bad experiences online. Save the Children Italy has recently issued the

Survey on the transposition of Directive 2011/93/EU on combating sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography

Missing Children Europe, ECPAT and eNACSO have launched a report that examines the transposition of Directive 2011/93/EU on combating sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography by 27 EU Member States. Studies suggest that between 10-20% of

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Child Sexual Abuse Images on the Internet: A Cybertip.ca Analysis

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection has just released a new study on what we are seeing in the images analyzed through Cybertip.ca. Child Sexual Abuse Images on the Internet: A Cybertip.ca Analysis is based on 43,762 unique images and

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Safer Internet Day 2016 – ‘Play your part for a better internet’

Safer Internet Day 2016 is celebrated globally today, on Tuesday 9th February with the slogan ‘Play your part for a better internet’.   The celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use

ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee Public

eNACSO will participate at ICANN GOVERNMENTAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE PUBLIC SAFETY WORKING GROUP Hosted by the European Commission, Directorate-General Migration and Home Affairs Thursday 28 January 2016 Download here the Agenda PSWG meeting 28 Jan FINAL

eNACSO is looking for a Fundraiser

eNACSO is looking for a Fundraiser to secure funding to eNACSO from mid-2016 onwards, when the current EU grant runs out. The external fundraiser, according to his/her experience, exploring new fundraising opportunities from various sources, will identify the most suitable

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) breaking news!

An amendment proposal has been laid down that sets at 16 the child’s consent age with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data. With a view to enabling adoption of a political

eNACSO is looking for a Sustainability Consultant

eNACSO is looking for a Sustainability Consultant able to provide assistance to eNACSO during its closing phase, specifically with regard to structuring it as an independent body. Aspiring candidates are requested to submit their candidature no later than January, 15

Condemnation of all forms of child sexual exploitation and abuse – “No Grey Areas on the Internet”

eNACSO is among the Children’s Organizations that undersigned the Communiqué: Condemnation of all forms of child sexual exploitation and abuse – “No Grey Areas on the Internet” last October, 30 in Berlin on the occasion of the First European Day

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#WeProtect Summit, Abu Dhabi November 16 – 17, 2015

WePROTECT is a global multi-stakeholder response to combating online child abuse and exploitation. Created initially by the UK government and officially launched in December 2014 by Prime Minister David Cameron. Participants are signatories to a global statement of action. 50 countries, 30

Preventative “I take responsibility” online self-help material by Save the Children Finland, partner of eNACSO provides a new strategy to tackle and prevent child sexual abuse

It provides an innovative way to tackle and prevent child sexual abuse. The material is targeted for people who are worried about their sexual interest and/or online behavior regarding minors, but have not (yet) acted in illegal or harmful ways. The material is based

One in Three: Internet Governance and Children’s Rights

This paper argues that Internet governance bodies give little consideration to children’s rights, despite growing calls from international child rights organizations to address their rights in the digital age. Typically, when children are acknowledged it is in the context of

IGF: “policy options for connecting the next billion”

In November 2015, theInternet Governance Forum will focus on the theme of ‘policy options for connecting the next billion’. Following publication of her co-authored report‘One in three: internet governance and children’s rights’, Professor Sonia Livingstone discusses how internet governance needs to

eNACSO will be in Brazil at IGF 2015!

eNACSO will participate at IGF session ‘DATABASES, A TOOL TO DISRUPT THE DISSEMINATION OF CHILD ABUSE IMAGES IN DIGITAL ENVIRONMENTS’ on Tuesday, November 10 • 09:00 – 10:30 The session will address the types and purposes of the wide range

Internet Governance Forum 2015

eNACSO will participate at IGF session ‘DATABASES, A TOOL TO DISRUPT THE DISSEMINATION OF CHILD ABUSE IMAGES IN DIGITAL ENVIRONMENTS’ on Tuesday, November 10 • 09:00 – 10:30   The session will address the types and purposes of the wide

One in Three: Internet Governance and Children’s Rights published by the Global Commission on Internet Governance

This paper argues that Internet governance bodies give little consideration to children’s rights, despite growing calls from international child rights organizations to address their rights in the digital age. Typically, when children are acknowledged it is in the context of

Online grooming: New trends in online sexual abuse

Child sex offenders are grooming children for the purposes of online sexual abuse, with more using social media apps and smartphones, according to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre. Offenders may target hundreds of children at a time

You Decide – A teaching resource about privacy and digital responsability

You Decide is a teaching resource for privacy and digital responsibility for children and young adults aged between 9 and 18. The objective of the website is to increase awareness, reflection and knowledge about privacy and the choices young people

“Sexual rights and sexual risks among online youth”

IS NOW ONLINE the Report entitled:”Sexual rights and sexual risks among online youth” eNACSO’s attempt to better understand opportunities and risks that children and young people might encounter online when exploring their sexuality. This study represents a first step to

Packing bags for ICT2015? Don’t forget the children!

eNACSO will be at the ICT 2015 with a uniquely child-focused session, please download the invitation to the following link and join us!

Your Right to Choose Online – Child Friendly Report

As part of the overall strategy of eNACSO, aiming at strengthening the dialogue with children and enhancing their participation, eNACSO has newly finalized a child version of the Policy Paper on the Internet Business Model whose launch is expected next

LSE: Children’s safety on the internet: a guide to stakeholders

LSE publishes an excellent diagram showing the key players/stakeholders in the online child safety space. Download the article here

Share Aware Help your child stay safe on social networks

An excellent report came out late last week. The project behind the production of the report was led by the  NSPCC and Mumsnet with Professor Sonia Livingstone acting as an adviser. The release of the report was timed to coincide

Youth Manifesto publication is now available!

The Youth Manifesto publication, which outlines the ten key principles that European youth have identified as essential to creating a better internet for the future, is now available online. The Manifesto is specifically aimed at European policy makers, industry and

Does Media Violence Predict Societal Violence? It Depends on What You Look at and Whe

This article presents 2 studies of the association of media violence rates with societal violence rates. In the first study,movie violence and homicide rates are examined across the 20th century and into the 21st (1920–2005). Throughout the mid-20th century small-to-moderate

014 EU KIds Online: Experiences with sexual content: What we know from the research so far

This report reviews research about children’s experiences with sexual content online from the EU Kids Online and Net Children Go Mobile projects: i) Children discuss in diverse ways and through different sets of discourses their encounters with sexual content. ii)

Violent video games research: consensus or confusion? – The Guardian

t seems like a simple question to ask, but it is one that is apparently very difficult to answer: what are the effects of violent media on our behaviour? It’s also a question that regularly produces heated debates, both in

Ofcom – Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Report 2014

One in three children in the UK now has their own tablet computer, which has nearly doubled in a year, finds. Among children aged between 5 and 15, 34% now have their own tablet, rather than using devices belonging to

EU Kids Online Network: Final Recommendations for Policy

This report updates policy advice and recommendations of the EU Kids Online network. It builds on previous policy reports and adds to recommendations on policy implementation, further research and methodological lessons learned contained in the output from the network. Since

Children Support Center (Paramos Vaikams Centras)’ presentation

Children Support Center (Paramos Vaikams Centras) non-governmental organisation located in Vilnius, Lithuania, member of eNACSO network. It ensures psychological well-being of children, adults and whole families affected by violence or sexual abuse. The organisation works simultaneously in different fields, ranging

Is Child Safety considered in new Top-level Domains? Our letter to ICANN

Dear Colleague, We are not associated with or lobbying on behalf of any organization, individual application or applicant that is currently or has previously submitted a proposal to create a new gTLD. We are writing to you to seek your

Is Child Safety considered in new Top-level Domains? Our letter to ICANN

Dear Colleague, We are not associated with or lobbying on behalf of any organization, individual application or applicant that is currently or has previously submitted a proposal to create a new gTLD. We are writing to you to seek your

The Global Online Counter Child Trafficking Conference

The Conference is based one hundred percent online and will be the largest gathering of private sector, third sector and public sector professionals and practitioners across the world representing the business, education, government, health care, law enforcement and non-profit sectors. The Agenda and the Speakers

Innovative approaches for investigating how young children understand risk in new media: Dealing with methodological and ethical challenges

This report has been produced by drawing on examples of (self-assessed) innovative qualitative studies (or studies with a qualitative component) provided by researchers in the EUKids Online network. Its purpose is to offer an approach to qualitative research that balances

Snapchat: the self-destructing message app that’s becoming a phenomenon

A messaging app that makes photos and videos disappear moments after being sent or received is valued at $800m – and could boost the popularity of sexting (read more)

With new ICANN agreement, you’ll need to verify email or phone to register a domain

Domain registrars like GoDaddy will soon be held far more accountable for information on those who are signing up for web domains. In the future, users will need to verify either their email address or phone number within 15 days

Should children’s internet use be filtered? Multi-stakeholder prudishness impedes open deliberation

At the recently held Safer Internet Forum in Brussels, teenagers and their parents expressed strong views against filtering tools. It seems that no-one likes the language of control (as in ‘parental controls’). Kids wish to be trusted, guided, and have

The Guardian – Yes, porn can be vile and degrading but an authoritarian crackdown won’t work

David Cameron’s proposals are a sop – censorship never helps the powerless. Let’s have a real debate on abuse and consent (read more)

Jim Killock: David Cameron is Issuing Bad Advice to Parents

Following the Daivd Cameron’s speech on protecting children and online pornography, Open Rights Group’s Jim Killock on LSE Media Policy Project, argues that the Prime Minister has created a very unfortunate debate about what he expects from Internet Service Providers

BBC News – Chinese firm Huawei controls net filter praised by PM

The BBC reports that Huawei, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of telecoms equipment, is controlling popular ISP TalkTalk’s web censorship system. The system, known as Homesafe, was praised by Prime Minister David Cameron. Customers who do not want filtering

Breakthrough announced on slimmed-down Connecting Europe Facility

Ireland’s transport minister announced on 27 June a “significant breakthrough” with the European Parliament on a new regulation that will see almost €30 billion in EU funding targeted at enhancing the transport, energy and telecoms networks, under the so-called Connecting

Minister claims progress in tackling child abuse images online – BBC News

UK Ministers say agreements reached with internet firms will lead to a “fundamental change” in how images of child abuse are dealt with online. Firms such as Google, Microsoft and Twitter were summoned to a meeting in Whitehall amid calls

Google urged to do more to block internet access to child abuse images – The Guardian

John Carr acknowledged that Google, like all search engines, blocked access to websites they knew contained images of child abuse, but ‘that is them being reactive they can and should be proactive,” he said. Currently there are three safety settings

IOS 7: App Store’s new Kids category is big news for parents and developers -The Guardian

Apple’s software and services boss Eddy Cue announced the upcoming addition of a Kids category to the company’s App Store as part of its iOS 7 software update. Creating a separate App Store category for kids’ apps could enable Apple

Cameron calls on web giants to block child pornography – The Thelegraph

Internet companies must do more to stop “disgusting images” of child pornography from being available online, David Cameron has warned (read more).

Child Online Protection – the aims of policy. A new contribution from John Carr

Children and young people in all parts of the world now access the internet using a broad range of devices. Several of these devices are highly portable and it is therefore no longer practical to rely solely on a parent

Children and the Internet – Robert Madelin, DG CONNECT

In context of the European Commission’s recently released Cyber Security Strategy, the question of how to make the internet a safer place for children is being discussed. In particular, the pros and cons of a voluntary, industry-led approach compared to binding legislation.

Brussels Briefing on ICT – February 2013

In this latest Brussels Briefing on ICT, leading ICT and digital journalist Jennifer Baker provides an extensive update on the latest policy developments. Topics discussed include: – Data Protection Regulation – Broadband Spectrum – Cyber Security: the Network and Information

Conference on Mental Health and ICT in Greece

Obrella, eNACSO member in Greece, organizes the third Mental Health Innovation Forum on 16-17 May 2013 in Athens, Greece. The conference main focus will be “TeleCare & Patient Compliance”: Help Lines – TeleCare – TelePsychiatry – Internet Consultation – e-Learning

EU Super Kids Online

Four eNACSO members have developed new educational tools for kids Protégeles from Spain, Nobody’s Children Foundation from Poland and Save the Children Denmark and Italy have since spring of 2011 worked together on a Daphne project: EU Super Kids Online.

The European Child Online Safety Conference 2012

eNACSO chair Mr. Kuno Sørensen  will be a speaker on the panel at this conference. There is no doubt that the internet has created a wide range of beneficial opportunities for children and young people in Europe. Increasingly, European children

EuroDIG 2012

At the 2012 EuroDIG in Stockholm eNACSO was represented by five members and the coordinator: Agnieszka Wrzesien, Astrid Winkler, Katalin Baracsi, Georg Ehrmann, John Carr and Marie Bach Drivsholm. eNACSO was focal point for the workshop “Child protection and child

IGF 2012

The 7th annual Internet Governance Forum will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan, 6‒9 November. eNACSO has been playing an active role in the preparation of the IGF and will organize several events during the forum: – Before the forum starts, we

Chair at European Voice meeting

Copyright: Jennifer Jacquemart / (c) European Voice On September 19 eNACSO chair Kuno Sørensen attended the European Voice morning debate “Can we make the Internet a safer place for children”. Kuno Sørensen was on a panel with Robert Madelin, director-general, DG Connect, European Commission Sabine

Response to CEO Coalition

On December 1st 2011 Commissioner Ms Neelie Kroes announced the formation of the “Coalition to make Internet a better Place for Kids”. The Coalition established five separate working groups: WG 1: Reporting tools WG2: Age appropriate privacy settings WG3: Content classification

ROBERT International Conference in Berlin

On 23 and 24 May 2012, the final international conference on the EU study ROBERT was being held in Berlin. Over the last two years this study has carried out a qualitative survey of how children become victims of abuse

Safer Internet Centre Denmark in dialogue with youth forum

Save the Children Denmark operates the Safer Internet Program Hotline against child abuse images. Together with the Danish Media Council for children and young people (awareness centre) and Centre for Digital Youth Care (helpline) we form the national Safer Internet

Romanian children participated in workshop about online safety

European Summer School participants debated for seven days with Sigur.Info project team and experts the problems they face when browsing the Internet and possible solutions for avoiding and combat them. From July 1st to 7th, Save the Children Romania, the

Calls about neglect to NSPCC double in two years

The NSPCC is warning that a sharp increase in reports of neglect cases is putting additional pressure on already stretched children’s services. New figures released by the charity show that reports to its helpline about neglect have doubled over the

New eNACSO members and associate members

eNACSO has expanded its number of members to 25. eNACSO welcome Deutsche Kinderhilfe that is the new full German member of eNACSO. Innocence in Danger which used to be the full German member is still connected to eNACSO as associate member.

eNACSO members meeting 2012

23 eNACSO members and associate members participated in the eNACSO members meeting 30-31 May 2012 in Brussels. The eNACSO members meeting is a biannual event where members get new information and updates on relevant issues, and it is also the

eNACSO annual report 2010-2011

The eNACSO annual report 2010-2011 is now available in a digital version. The annaul report presents an overview of eNACSO activities in the period. Download the annual version here

Brussels Briefing ICT – March 2013

In this latest Brussels Briefing on ICT, leading ICT and digital journalist Jennifer Baker provides an extensive update on the latest policy developments. Topics discussed include: – Data Protection Regulation and Directive – Women in the ICT sector – The

News from Ireland ISPCC

Children’s Rights Referendum Over the last number of years the ISPCC has been advocating for constitutional change to enhance the protection afforded to children, and to further enshrine the rights of children within the Constitution. The Minister for Children &

eNACSO members’ meeting, 2011

17 members and 2 associate members came to Copenhagen for the eNACSO members’ meeting 10-12 October 2011. The members had a packed program focusing on capacity building and networking. Major challenges to children’s safety online were discussed by the participants

Latest achievements of Kék Vonal (Hungary)

Kék Vonal Child Crisis Foundation has been operating a chat counselling service since 2010. The volunteer counsellors helped in 629 chat conversations in 2011. This is a great opportunity for those children, who find it difficult to tell their problems

eNACSO and the CEO coalition to make internet a better place for children

eNACSO welcomes the initiative that Commissioner Neelie Kroes initiated in October 2011 when she called on a coalition of CEOs who  to discuss the following five points:  Children should be able to easily report abusive content, cyber-bullying or grooming using

New legislation in Austria

Austria has introduced new legislation against grooming of children. § 208a, Austrian Criminal Law, is criminalizing the initiating of sexual contacts with underage children since 1 January 2012. Any person, who intends to commit the crime of severe sexual abuse

Obrelas presentation in the Municipality of Athens

The Greek member organization Obrela had a presentation in the Municipality of Athens where they educated volunteers and employers about the grooming process. Furthermore, due to Obrelas collaboration with the Adolescent Health Unit where the Greek Saferinternet Helpline is established,

News from Estonian Union for Child Welfare

Estonian Union for Child Welfare (EUCW) advocates for child rights, coordinates Safer Internet Centre in Estonia and operates Hotline. Since September 2010 EUCW coordinates Safer Internet Centre in Estonia. On the project website www.targaltinternetis.ee there can be found information about training events

eNACSO at Conference on the Council of Europe Strategy on the Rights of the Child

eNACSO member Mr. Theo Noten from ECPAT Netherlands represented eNACSO on Children and Data Protection Conference on the Council of Europe Strategy on the Rights of the Child, Monaco 21 November 2011. The conference objectives aimed: 1. To assess the

Safer Internet Armenia 2012

Over 15 000 Children Take Part in Safer Internet Armenia 2012 About 60 per cent of Armenia’s secondary schools hosted Safer Internet Open Classes between February 7 and February 25 this year. This wide-scale action has been based on the new model

Numa Numa – e-zine for teenagers

Nobody’s Children Foundation in cooperation with Orange Foundation created a new educational tool – “Numa Numa” magazine – designed for teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17. The name of the magazine refers to a viral video posted online

EU Directive adopted

The EU Directive on combating the sexual exploitation of children and child pornography was adopted by the European Parliament and Council on 13 December 2011and has already entered into force. The Directive replaces existing EU legislation and will become the

Safer Internet Forum 2011

eNACSO was represented at The Safer Internet Forum 2011, Luxembourg, by Mr Jon Brown from NSPCC. The focus of the Forum was “Exposed online – a workshop looking at the emergence of “sexting” and challenges for parents and young people.”

EuroDIG 201

The eNACSO board members Naureen Kahn, Agnieszka Wrzesien and John Carr went to Belgrade to participate in the Pan-European dialogue on internet governance. During the EuroDIG Agnieszka Wrzesień spoke in the session “Digital literacy and skills towards economic and social

IGF 2011 in Nairobi

The eNACSO board members Agnieszka Wrzesién and John Carr represented eNACSO at this year’s IGF, held in Nairobi from September 26-30. The network organized a highly successful networking event and Reception for around 40 IGF participants. A Minister from the UK

Mr. John Carr is blogging

External expert and board member of eNACSO Mr. John Carr has recently started blogging about children and young people, the new technologies and staying safe on the internet. Check it out here: http://johnc1912.wordpress.com/ The blog is about the way children and young

Decoding the GDPR and its implications for UK children

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Children’s charities’ coalition on internet safety (CHIS): Letter to Information Commissioner’s Office (UK)

Dear ICO, Re: Consultation on GDPR Consent guidance We were pleased to note there will be a specific and separate consultation in relation to the position of children under the GDPR. We look forward to contributing in an appropriate way

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Safer Internet Day 2017: European Commission welcomes alliance of industry and NGOs for a better internet for minors. eNACSO is member of the Alliance.

Safer Internet Day 2017: European Commission welcomes alliance of industry and NGOs for a better internet for minors. eNACSO is member of the Alliance. On the Safer Internet Day eNACSO is hosted by the Commission at the Berlaymont to the

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eNACSO Members contribution on SID 2017 Day

As every year eNACSO is at Safer Internet Day 2017 with a lot of activities and events taking place all around its European Space! Taking place on Tuesday, 7 February 2017 with a theme of ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’,

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Risks and opportunities for young people online: a teenager’s perspective of the GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to become law across the European Union in May 2018. As we have seen, a range of provisions within the GDPR are of particular importance to children and teenagers and their rights

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SAVE THE DATE! eNACSO Pre-Event @IGF 2016 on December 5th, 2016 from 15:00 to 16:30 at the Workshop Room 7 PALCCO in Guadalajara, Mexico.

eNACSO has the pleasure of inviting you to the pre-Event on “The Internet of Toys and Things”, hosted by the IGF 2016. The pre event will take place on Monday, December 5th, 2016 from 15:00 to 16:30 at the Workshop

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New Report from NSPCC on what children are telling us about bullying

NSPCC has written this report to help people working with children to understand what children who are being bullied are experiencing, think about what support they need, and consider how to respond effectively. Bullying has been one of the top

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Decoding the GDPR and its implications for UK children

On 14 October 2016 the Media Policy Project hosted a round-table meeting at the LSE to discuss the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation on children. Pascal Crowe, postgraduate student at the LSE, attended the meeting and produced a

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New report from NSPCC into children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour online

This review of the literature about online harmful sexual behaviour (HSB) was carried out to help inform and update guidance for practitioners working with children and young people with harmful sexual behaviour. The report brings together current research on the

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Experiences of Peer Bullying among Adolescents and Associated Effects on Young Adult Outcomes: Longitudinal Evidence from Ethiopia, India and Peru

Being bullied has been found to have a significant impact on children’s physical and mental health, psychosocial well-being and educational performance, with lasting effects into adulthood on health, well-being and lifetime earnings. Little is known about bullying in low- and

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To be 13 or 16, that is the question: the implications for UK teenagers of the European GDPR

To discuss the issues arising from the General Data Protection Regulation’s provision that under 16 year-olds will need parental consent before accessing social media or other online services, the LSE’s Media Policy Project, the UK Council for Child Internet Safety’s

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“I wasn’t sure it was normal to watch it” – The impact of online pornography on the values, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of children

The online world has created incredible opportunities for young people to explore, experiment, socialise, create and educate themselves in ways which were previously undreamt of. But it has also exposed children to the risk of harm, including seeing extreme pornography and

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When “free” isn’t is launched

On 15 June 2016, eNACSO released When “Free” Isn’t, a report which makes a strong case for improved policy, law and action to protect children against unfair and damaging business practices online. The launch event was hosted by MEPs Anna

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John Carr new blog: Children, business and the internet – when “free” isn’t

You wait hours for the No. 11 bus then two come along at once. That’s pretty much how things have turned out with investigations into children and e-commerce. Last month first out of the traps was the mega “Study on

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Support eNACSO’s cause!

Over the past decade, eNACSO has been funded by the European Commission through the Safer Internet Programme. The continuation of this programme is now provided under Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). Unfortunately, the programme under the CEF no longer provides opportunities to

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Secondary school students believe social media affects studies.

Our Irish partner, ISPCC brings this news to the attention of eNACSO members. The article was in one of the Irish national newspapers this week  

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Where is the child in all this? Reflections on eNACSO’s intervention at the 10th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2015

A delegation of eNACSO participated at the IGF 2015 in João Pessoa, Brazil, from 10 to 13 November 2015. The main idea was for eNACSO to raise the visibility of children’s voices and issues and advocate for their needs and interests.

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Parliament approves the Data Protection Package, eNACSO’s position

The Data Protection Package was adopted by the EP in April 2016 after extended negotiations between Member States, the EP and the Commission. See the DEBATE, the PRESS RELEASE and the LAST VERSION OF THE REGULATION* *Please note that the

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Better Internet for kids (BIK) – Focus on Data Protection on behalf of eNACSO’s Member

Better Internet for kids (BIK) has recently published the latest edition of the BIK bulletin with a special focus on the topic of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In this article, three members of Save the Children Denmark youth

Child Safety Summit – Dublin, 14-15 April 2016

Our expert John Carr participates at the Child Safety Summit, Facebook, on 14 April 2016 at Facebook Dublin, and at the Child Safety Summit, Google on 15 April 2016 at Google Dublin This year Facebook and Google are collaborating to

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Young People’s Mental Health in Europe: Promoting Prevention and Early Intervention Through Multi- Sector Cooperation

The Lithuanian Member PARAMOS VAIKAMS CENTRAS – CHILDREN SUPPORT CENTRE informs us on this event which will take place on Tuesday 26th April 2016 in Brussels on “Young People’s Mental Health in Europe”   See here and here more details

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“Poor process, bad outcomes”. A eNACSO contribution on the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), from a children’s rights and online safety perspective

On behalf of the eNACSO, the expert John Carr recently spent a couple of days in Brussels talking to people who had been closely involved in writing the GDPR.  Here he reports on what he learned from those conversations.   To

High-Level Launching Conference “Reaching the heights for the rights of the child”

On behalf of eNACSO, John Carr will attend the High-Level Launching Conference “Reaching the heights for the rights of the child” Sofia, 5 – 6 April 2016 – Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child  2016 – 2021. This

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Appfail Report – Threats to Consumers in Mobile Apps

Save the Children Norway, partner of eNACSO has newly pointing out at this outstanding Report recently issued in Norway on the threats to consumer protection hidden in the end-user terms and privacy policies of apps. The Norwegian Consumer Council analysed

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Reflections on eNACSO’s intervention at the ICT 2015 conference, Lisbon, Portugal

Where is the child in all this? Reflections on eNACSO’s intervention at the ICT 2015 conference, Lisbon, Portugal 20-22 October 2015 To download the full document click here  

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ISPCC launches the Cyberbullying campaign “Words Can Hurt. Choose Them Wisely.”

ISPCC, partner of eNACSO has launched a social media public awareness campaign to draw attention to the issue of cyberbullying, advising that: “Words Can Hurt. Choose Them Wisely” The week long campaign runs from 7th-13th March and highlights how cyberbullying

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ISPCC Childline and Vodafone Ireland Foundation Announce Major New Partnership

ISPCC Childline and the Vodafone Ireland Foundation are delighted to have just announced a major five year partnership that aims to keep children safe by keeping them connected. The Partnership will: provide the charity with €2 million in direct funding

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The ISPCC place pressure on Irish Election candidates on issue of Children’s Cyber safety

The forthcoming Irish general election, which will take place on the 26th of February, affords the  eNACSO board member ISPCC an opportunity to call on all candidates to make their promise to the children of Ireland to ‘Invest in Childhood.’

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Revolutionising primary education in Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina launched a brand new education initiative that will potentially give nearly two million primary school students access to quality education. The Government, BRAC and Save the Children came together to successfully convert primary school

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UK – Porn and Age Verification Project

The UK Department for Culture Media & Sport has set out in its manifesto its commitment to require age verification for access to pornographic content online. And as a consequence it’s recently launched this consultation highlighting its preferred approach to

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MIGRANT MINORS and the Internet: a Report by Save the Children Italy

Through the use of Internet, 1 out of 5 children strengthened their decision to leave. Nearly 20% of migrant minors arriving in Italy on their own have gone through bad experiences online. Save the Children Italy has recently issued the

Survey on the transposition of Directive 2011/93/EU on combating sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography

Missing Children Europe, ECPAT and eNACSO have launched a report that examines the transposition of Directive 2011/93/EU on combating sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography by 27 EU Member States. Studies suggest that between 10-20% of

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Child Sexual Abuse Images on the Internet: A Cybertip.ca Analysis

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection has just released a new study on what we are seeing in the images analyzed through Cybertip.ca. Child Sexual Abuse Images on the Internet: A Cybertip.ca Analysis is based on 43,762 unique images and

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Safer Internet Day 2016 – ‘Play your part for a better internet’

Safer Internet Day 2016 is celebrated globally today, on Tuesday 9th February with the slogan ‘Play your part for a better internet’.   The celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use

ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee Public

eNACSO will participate at ICANN GOVERNMENTAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE PUBLIC SAFETY WORKING GROUP Hosted by the European Commission, Directorate-General Migration and Home Affairs Thursday 28 January 2016 Download here the Agenda PSWG meeting 28 Jan FINAL

eNACSO is looking for a Fundraiser

eNACSO is looking for a Fundraiser to secure funding to eNACSO from mid-2016 onwards, when the current EU grant runs out. The external fundraiser, according to his/her experience, exploring new fundraising opportunities from various sources, will identify the most suitable

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) breaking news!

An amendment proposal has been laid down that sets at 16 the child’s consent age with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data. With a view to enabling adoption of a political

eNACSO is looking for a Sustainability Consultant

eNACSO is looking for a Sustainability Consultant able to provide assistance to eNACSO during its closing phase, specifically with regard to structuring it as an independent body. Aspiring candidates are requested to submit their candidature no later than January, 15

Condemnation of all forms of child sexual exploitation and abuse – “No Grey Areas on the Internet”

eNACSO is among the Children’s Organizations that undersigned the Communiqué: Condemnation of all forms of child sexual exploitation and abuse – “No Grey Areas on the Internet” last October, 30 in Berlin on the occasion of the First European Day

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#WeProtect Summit, Abu Dhabi November 16 – 17, 2015

WePROTECT is a global multi-stakeholder response to combating online child abuse and exploitation. Created initially by the UK government and officially launched in December 2014 by Prime Minister David Cameron. Participants are signatories to a global statement of action. 50 countries, 30

Preventative “I take responsibility” online self-help material by Save the Children Finland, partner of eNACSO provides a new strategy to tackle and prevent child sexual abuse

It provides an innovative way to tackle and prevent child sexual abuse. The material is targeted for people who are worried about their sexual interest and/or online behavior regarding minors, but have not (yet) acted in illegal or harmful ways. The material is based

One in Three: Internet Governance and Children’s Rights

This paper argues that Internet governance bodies give little consideration to children’s rights, despite growing calls from international child rights organizations to address their rights in the digital age. Typically, when children are acknowledged it is in the context of

IGF: “policy options for connecting the next billion”

In November 2015, theInternet Governance Forum will focus on the theme of ‘policy options for connecting the next billion’. Following publication of her co-authored report‘One in three: internet governance and children’s rights’, Professor Sonia Livingstone discusses how internet governance needs to

eNACSO will be in Brazil at IGF 2015!

eNACSO will participate at IGF session ‘DATABASES, A TOOL TO DISRUPT THE DISSEMINATION OF CHILD ABUSE IMAGES IN DIGITAL ENVIRONMENTS’ on Tuesday, November 10 • 09:00 – 10:30 The session will address the types and purposes of the wide range

Internet Governance Forum 2015

eNACSO will participate at IGF session ‘DATABASES, A TOOL TO DISRUPT THE DISSEMINATION OF CHILD ABUSE IMAGES IN DIGITAL ENVIRONMENTS’ on Tuesday, November 10 • 09:00 – 10:30   The session will address the types and purposes of the wide

One in Three: Internet Governance and Children’s Rights published by the Global Commission on Internet Governance

This paper argues that Internet governance bodies give little consideration to children’s rights, despite growing calls from international child rights organizations to address their rights in the digital age. Typically, when children are acknowledged it is in the context of

Online grooming: New trends in online sexual abuse

Child sex offenders are grooming children for the purposes of online sexual abuse, with more using social media apps and smartphones, according to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre. Offenders may target hundreds of children at a time

You Decide – A teaching resource about privacy and digital responsability

You Decide is a teaching resource for privacy and digital responsibility for children and young adults aged between 9 and 18. The objective of the website is to increase awareness, reflection and knowledge about privacy and the choices young people

“Sexual rights and sexual risks among online youth”

IS NOW ONLINE the Report entitled:”Sexual rights and sexual risks among online youth” eNACSO’s attempt to better understand opportunities and risks that children and young people might encounter online when exploring their sexuality. This study represents a first step to

Packing bags for ICT2015? Don’t forget the children!

eNACSO will be at the ICT 2015 with a uniquely child-focused session, please download the invitation to the following link and join us!

Your Right to Choose Online – Child Friendly Report

As part of the overall strategy of eNACSO, aiming at strengthening the dialogue with children and enhancing their participation, eNACSO has newly finalized a child version of the Policy Paper on the Internet Business Model whose launch is expected next

LSE: Children’s safety on the internet: a guide to stakeholders

LSE publishes an excellent diagram showing the key players/stakeholders in the online child safety space. Download the article here

Share Aware Help your child stay safe on social networks

An excellent report came out late last week. The project behind the production of the report was led by the  NSPCC and Mumsnet with Professor Sonia Livingstone acting as an adviser. The release of the report was timed to coincide

Youth Manifesto publication is now available!

The Youth Manifesto publication, which outlines the ten key principles that European youth have identified as essential to creating a better internet for the future, is now available online. The Manifesto is specifically aimed at European policy makers, industry and

Does Media Violence Predict Societal Violence? It Depends on What You Look at and Whe

This article presents 2 studies of the association of media violence rates with societal violence rates. In the first study,movie violence and homicide rates are examined across the 20th century and into the 21st (1920–2005). Throughout the mid-20th century small-to-moderate

014 EU KIds Online: Experiences with sexual content: What we know from the research so far

This report reviews research about children’s experiences with sexual content online from the EU Kids Online and Net Children Go Mobile projects: i) Children discuss in diverse ways and through different sets of discourses their encounters with sexual content. ii)

Violent video games research: consensus or confusion? – The Guardian

t seems like a simple question to ask, but it is one that is apparently very difficult to answer: what are the effects of violent media on our behaviour? It’s also a question that regularly produces heated debates, both in

Ofcom – Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Report 2014

One in three children in the UK now has their own tablet computer, which has nearly doubled in a year, finds. Among children aged between 5 and 15, 34% now have their own tablet, rather than using devices belonging to

EU Kids Online Network: Final Recommendations for Policy

This report updates policy advice and recommendations of the EU Kids Online network. It builds on previous policy reports and adds to recommendations on policy implementation, further research and methodological lessons learned contained in the output from the network. Since

Children Support Center (Paramos Vaikams Centras)’ presentation

Children Support Center (Paramos Vaikams Centras) non-governmental organisation located in Vilnius, Lithuania, member of eNACSO network. It ensures psychological well-being of children, adults and whole families affected by violence or sexual abuse. The organisation works simultaneously in different fields, ranging

Is Child Safety considered in new Top-level Domains? Our letter to ICANN

Dear Colleague, We are not associated with or lobbying on behalf of any organization, individual application or applicant that is currently or has previously submitted a proposal to create a new gTLD. We are writing to you to seek your

Is Child Safety considered in new Top-level Domains? Our letter to ICANN

Dear Colleague, We are not associated with or lobbying on behalf of any organization, individual application or applicant that is currently or has previously submitted a proposal to create a new gTLD. We are writing to you to seek your

The Global Online Counter Child Trafficking Conference

The Conference is based one hundred percent online and will be the largest gathering of private sector, third sector and public sector professionals and practitioners across the world representing the business, education, government, health care, law enforcement and non-profit sectors. The Agenda and the Speakers

Innovative approaches for investigating how young children understand risk in new media: Dealing with methodological and ethical challenges

This report has been produced by drawing on examples of (self-assessed) innovative qualitative studies (or studies with a qualitative component) provided by researchers in the EUKids Online network. Its purpose is to offer an approach to qualitative research that balances

Snapchat: the self-destructing message app that’s becoming a phenomenon

A messaging app that makes photos and videos disappear moments after being sent or received is valued at $800m – and could boost the popularity of sexting (read more)

With new ICANN agreement, you’ll need to verify email or phone to register a domain

Domain registrars like GoDaddy will soon be held far more accountable for information on those who are signing up for web domains. In the future, users will need to verify either their email address or phone number within 15 days

Should children’s internet use be filtered? Multi-stakeholder prudishness impedes open deliberation

At the recently held Safer Internet Forum in Brussels, teenagers and their parents expressed strong views against filtering tools. It seems that no-one likes the language of control (as in ‘parental controls’). Kids wish to be trusted, guided, and have

The Guardian – Yes, porn can be vile and degrading but an authoritarian crackdown won’t work

David Cameron’s proposals are a sop – censorship never helps the powerless. Let’s have a real debate on abuse and consent (read more)

Jim Killock: David Cameron is Issuing Bad Advice to Parents

Following the Daivd Cameron’s speech on protecting children and online pornography, Open Rights Group’s Jim Killock on LSE Media Policy Project, argues that the Prime Minister has created a very unfortunate debate about what he expects from Internet Service Providers

BBC News – Chinese firm Huawei controls net filter praised by PM

The BBC reports that Huawei, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of telecoms equipment, is controlling popular ISP TalkTalk’s web censorship system. The system, known as Homesafe, was praised by Prime Minister David Cameron. Customers who do not want filtering

Breakthrough announced on slimmed-down Connecting Europe Facility

Ireland’s transport minister announced on 27 June a “significant breakthrough” with the European Parliament on a new regulation that will see almost €30 billion in EU funding targeted at enhancing the transport, energy and telecoms networks, under the so-called Connecting

Minister claims progress in tackling child abuse images online – BBC News

UK Ministers say agreements reached with internet firms will lead to a “fundamental change” in how images of child abuse are dealt with online. Firms such as Google, Microsoft and Twitter were summoned to a meeting in Whitehall amid calls

Google urged to do more to block internet access to child abuse images – The Guardian

John Carr acknowledged that Google, like all search engines, blocked access to websites they knew contained images of child abuse, but ‘that is them being reactive they can and should be proactive,” he said. Currently there are three safety settings

IOS 7: App Store’s new Kids category is big news for parents and developers -The Guardian

Apple’s software and services boss Eddy Cue announced the upcoming addition of a Kids category to the company’s App Store as part of its iOS 7 software update. Creating a separate App Store category for kids’ apps could enable Apple

Cameron calls on web giants to block child pornography – The Thelegraph

Internet companies must do more to stop “disgusting images” of child pornography from being available online, David Cameron has warned (read more).

Child Online Protection – the aims of policy. A new contribution from John Carr

Children and young people in all parts of the world now access the internet using a broad range of devices. Several of these devices are highly portable and it is therefore no longer practical to rely solely on a parent

Children and the Internet – Robert Madelin, DG CONNECT

In context of the European Commission’s recently released Cyber Security Strategy, the question of how to make the internet a safer place for children is being discussed. In particular, the pros and cons of a voluntary, industry-led approach compared to binding legislation.

Brussels Briefing on ICT – February 2013

In this latest Brussels Briefing on ICT, leading ICT and digital journalist Jennifer Baker provides an extensive update on the latest policy developments. Topics discussed include: – Data Protection Regulation – Broadband Spectrum – Cyber Security: the Network and Information

Conference on Mental Health and ICT in Greece

Obrella, eNACSO member in Greece, organizes the third Mental Health Innovation Forum on 16-17 May 2013 in Athens, Greece. The conference main focus will be “TeleCare & Patient Compliance”: Help Lines – TeleCare – TelePsychiatry – Internet Consultation – e-Learning

EU Super Kids Online

Four eNACSO members have developed new educational tools for kids Protégeles from Spain, Nobody’s Children Foundation from Poland and Save the Children Denmark and Italy have since spring of 2011 worked together on a Daphne project: EU Super Kids Online.

The European Child Online Safety Conference 2012

eNACSO chair Mr. Kuno Sørensen  will be a speaker on the panel at this conference. There is no doubt that the internet has created a wide range of beneficial opportunities for children and young people in Europe. Increasingly, European children

EuroDIG 2012

At the 2012 EuroDIG in Stockholm eNACSO was represented by five members and the coordinator: Agnieszka Wrzesien, Astrid Winkler, Katalin Baracsi, Georg Ehrmann, John Carr and Marie Bach Drivsholm. eNACSO was focal point for the workshop “Child protection and child

IGF 2012

The 7th annual Internet Governance Forum will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan, 6‒9 November. eNACSO has been playing an active role in the preparation of the IGF and will organize several events during the forum: – Before the forum starts, we

Chair at European Voice meeting

Copyright: Jennifer Jacquemart / (c) European Voice On September 19 eNACSO chair Kuno Sørensen attended the European Voice morning debate “Can we make the Internet a safer place for children”. Kuno Sørensen was on a panel with Robert Madelin, director-general, DG Connect, European Commission Sabine

Response to CEO Coalition

On December 1st 2011 Commissioner Ms Neelie Kroes announced the formation of the “Coalition to make Internet a better Place for Kids”. The Coalition established five separate working groups: WG 1: Reporting tools WG2: Age appropriate privacy settings WG3: Content classification

ROBERT International Conference in Berlin

On 23 and 24 May 2012, the final international conference on the EU study ROBERT was being held in Berlin. Over the last two years this study has carried out a qualitative survey of how children become victims of abuse

Safer Internet Centre Denmark in dialogue with youth forum

Save the Children Denmark operates the Safer Internet Program Hotline against child abuse images. Together with the Danish Media Council for children and young people (awareness centre) and Centre for Digital Youth Care (helpline) we form the national Safer Internet

Romanian children participated in workshop about online safety

European Summer School participants debated for seven days with Sigur.Info project team and experts the problems they face when browsing the Internet and possible solutions for avoiding and combat them. From July 1st to 7th, Save the Children Romania, the

Calls about neglect to NSPCC double in two years

The NSPCC is warning that a sharp increase in reports of neglect cases is putting additional pressure on already stretched children’s services. New figures released by the charity show that reports to its helpline about neglect have doubled over the

New eNACSO members and associate members

eNACSO has expanded its number of members to 25. eNACSO welcome Deutsche Kinderhilfe that is the new full German member of eNACSO. Innocence in Danger which used to be the full German member is still connected to eNACSO as associate member.

eNACSO members meeting 2012

23 eNACSO members and associate members participated in the eNACSO members meeting 30-31 May 2012 in Brussels. The eNACSO members meeting is a biannual event where members get new information and updates on relevant issues, and it is also the

eNACSO annual report 2010-2011

The eNACSO annual report 2010-2011 is now available in a digital version. The annaul report presents an overview of eNACSO activities in the period. Download the annual version here

Brussels Briefing ICT – March 2013

In this latest Brussels Briefing on ICT, leading ICT and digital journalist Jennifer Baker provides an extensive update on the latest policy developments. Topics discussed include: – Data Protection Regulation and Directive – Women in the ICT sector – The

News from Ireland ISPCC

Children’s Rights Referendum Over the last number of years the ISPCC has been advocating for constitutional change to enhance the protection afforded to children, and to further enshrine the rights of children within the Constitution. The Minister for Children &

eNACSO members’ meeting, 2011

17 members and 2 associate members came to Copenhagen for the eNACSO members’ meeting 10-12 October 2011. The members had a packed program focusing on capacity building and networking. Major challenges to children’s safety online were discussed by the participants

Latest achievements of Kék Vonal (Hungary)

Kék Vonal Child Crisis Foundation has been operating a chat counselling service since 2010. The volunteer counsellors helped in 629 chat conversations in 2011. This is a great opportunity for those children, who find it difficult to tell their problems

eNACSO and the CEO coalition to make internet a better place for children

eNACSO welcomes the initiative that Commissioner Neelie Kroes initiated in October 2011 when she called on a coalition of CEOs who  to discuss the following five points:  Children should be able to easily report abusive content, cyber-bullying or grooming using

New legislation in Austria

Austria has introduced new legislation against grooming of children. § 208a, Austrian Criminal Law, is criminalizing the initiating of sexual contacts with underage children since 1 January 2012. Any person, who intends to commit the crime of severe sexual abuse

Obrelas presentation in the Municipality of Athens

The Greek member organization Obrela had a presentation in the Municipality of Athens where they educated volunteers and employers about the grooming process. Furthermore, due to Obrelas collaboration with the Adolescent Health Unit where the Greek Saferinternet Helpline is established,

News from Estonian Union for Child Welfare

Estonian Union for Child Welfare (EUCW) advocates for child rights, coordinates Safer Internet Centre in Estonia and operates Hotline. Since September 2010 EUCW coordinates Safer Internet Centre in Estonia. On the project website www.targaltinternetis.ee there can be found information about training events

eNACSO at Conference on the Council of Europe Strategy on the Rights of the Child

eNACSO member Mr. Theo Noten from ECPAT Netherlands represented eNACSO on Children and Data Protection Conference on the Council of Europe Strategy on the Rights of the Child, Monaco 21 November 2011. The conference objectives aimed: 1. To assess the

Safer Internet Armenia 2012

Over 15 000 Children Take Part in Safer Internet Armenia 2012 About 60 per cent of Armenia’s secondary schools hosted Safer Internet Open Classes between February 7 and February 25 this year. This wide-scale action has been based on the new model

Numa Numa – e-zine for teenagers

Nobody’s Children Foundation in cooperation with Orange Foundation created a new educational tool – “Numa Numa” magazine – designed for teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17. The name of the magazine refers to a viral video posted online

EU Directive adopted

The EU Directive on combating the sexual exploitation of children and child pornography was adopted by the European Parliament and Council on 13 December 2011and has already entered into force. The Directive replaces existing EU legislation and will become the

Safer Internet Forum 2011

eNACSO was represented at The Safer Internet Forum 2011, Luxembourg, by Mr Jon Brown from NSPCC. The focus of the Forum was “Exposed online – a workshop looking at the emergence of “sexting” and challenges for parents and young people.”

EuroDIG 201

The eNACSO board members Naureen Kahn, Agnieszka Wrzesien and John Carr went to Belgrade to participate in the Pan-European dialogue on internet governance. During the EuroDIG Agnieszka Wrzesień spoke in the session “Digital literacy and skills towards economic and social

IGF 2011 in Nairobi

The eNACSO board members Agnieszka Wrzesién and John Carr represented eNACSO at this year’s IGF, held in Nairobi from September 26-30. The network organized a highly successful networking event and Reception for around 40 IGF participants. A Minister from the UK

Mr. John Carr is blogging

External expert and board member of eNACSO Mr. John Carr has recently started blogging about children and young people, the new technologies and staying safe on the internet. Check it out here: http://johnc1912.wordpress.com/ The blog is about the way children and young

New report from NSPCC into children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour online

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Children’s charities’ coalition on internet safety (CHIS): Letter to Information Commissioner’s Office (UK)

Dear ICO, Re: Consultation on GDPR Consent guidance We were pleased to note there will be a specific and separate consultation in relation to the position of children under the GDPR. We look forward to contributing in an appropriate way

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Safer Internet Day 2017: European Commission welcomes alliance of industry and NGOs for a better internet for minors. eNACSO is member of the Alliance.

Safer Internet Day 2017: European Commission welcomes alliance of industry and NGOs for a better internet for minors. eNACSO is member of the Alliance. On the Safer Internet Day eNACSO is hosted by the Commission at the Berlaymont to the

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eNACSO Members contribution on SID 2017 Day

As every year eNACSO is at Safer Internet Day 2017 with a lot of activities and events taking place all around its European Space! Taking place on Tuesday, 7 February 2017 with a theme of ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’,

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Risks and opportunities for young people online: a teenager’s perspective of the GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to become law across the European Union in May 2018. As we have seen, a range of provisions within the GDPR are of particular importance to children and teenagers and their rights

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SAVE THE DATE! eNACSO Pre-Event @IGF 2016 on December 5th, 2016 from 15:00 to 16:30 at the Workshop Room 7 PALCCO in Guadalajara, Mexico.

eNACSO has the pleasure of inviting you to the pre-Event on “The Internet of Toys and Things”, hosted by the IGF 2016. The pre event will take place on Monday, December 5th, 2016 from 15:00 to 16:30 at the Workshop

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New Report from NSPCC on what children are telling us about bullying

NSPCC has written this report to help people working with children to understand what children who are being bullied are experiencing, think about what support they need, and consider how to respond effectively. Bullying has been one of the top

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Decoding the GDPR and its implications for UK children

On 14 October 2016 the Media Policy Project hosted a round-table meeting at the LSE to discuss the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation on children. Pascal Crowe, postgraduate student at the LSE, attended the meeting and produced a

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New report from NSPCC into children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour online

This review of the literature about online harmful sexual behaviour (HSB) was carried out to help inform and update guidance for practitioners working with children and young people with harmful sexual behaviour. The report brings together current research on the

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Experiences of Peer Bullying among Adolescents and Associated Effects on Young Adult Outcomes: Longitudinal Evidence from Ethiopia, India and Peru

Being bullied has been found to have a significant impact on children’s physical and mental health, psychosocial well-being and educational performance, with lasting effects into adulthood on health, well-being and lifetime earnings. Little is known about bullying in low- and

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To be 13 or 16, that is the question: the implications for UK teenagers of the European GDPR

To discuss the issues arising from the General Data Protection Regulation’s provision that under 16 year-olds will need parental consent before accessing social media or other online services, the LSE’s Media Policy Project, the UK Council for Child Internet Safety’s

ChildLine Helpline; Calling childline

“I wasn’t sure it was normal to watch it” – The impact of online pornography on the values, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of children

The online world has created incredible opportunities for young people to explore, experiment, socialise, create and educate themselves in ways which were previously undreamt of. But it has also exposed children to the risk of harm, including seeing extreme pornography and

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When “free” isn’t is launched

On 15 June 2016, eNACSO released When “Free” Isn’t, a report which makes a strong case for improved policy, law and action to protect children against unfair and damaging business practices online. The launch event was hosted by MEPs Anna

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John Carr new blog: Children, business and the internet – when “free” isn’t

You wait hours for the No. 11 bus then two come along at once. That’s pretty much how things have turned out with investigations into children and e-commerce. Last month first out of the traps was the mega “Study on

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Support eNACSO’s cause!

Over the past decade, eNACSO has been funded by the European Commission through the Safer Internet Programme. The continuation of this programme is now provided under Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). Unfortunately, the programme under the CEF no longer provides opportunities to

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Secondary school students believe social media affects studies.

Our Irish partner, ISPCC brings this news to the attention of eNACSO members. The article was in one of the Irish national newspapers this week  

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Where is the child in all this? Reflections on eNACSO’s intervention at the 10th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2015

A delegation of eNACSO participated at the IGF 2015 in João Pessoa, Brazil, from 10 to 13 November 2015. The main idea was for eNACSO to raise the visibility of children’s voices and issues and advocate for their needs and interests.

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Parliament approves the Data Protection Package, eNACSO’s position

The Data Protection Package was adopted by the EP in April 2016 after extended negotiations between Member States, the EP and the Commission. See the DEBATE, the PRESS RELEASE and the LAST VERSION OF THE REGULATION* *Please note that the

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Better Internet for kids (BIK) – Focus on Data Protection on behalf of eNACSO’s Member

Better Internet for kids (BIK) has recently published the latest edition of the BIK bulletin with a special focus on the topic of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In this article, three members of Save the Children Denmark youth

Child Safety Summit – Dublin, 14-15 April 2016

Our expert John Carr participates at the Child Safety Summit, Facebook, on 14 April 2016 at Facebook Dublin, and at the Child Safety Summit, Google on 15 April 2016 at Google Dublin This year Facebook and Google are collaborating to

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Young People’s Mental Health in Europe: Promoting Prevention and Early Intervention Through Multi- Sector Cooperation

The Lithuanian Member PARAMOS VAIKAMS CENTRAS – CHILDREN SUPPORT CENTRE informs us on this event which will take place on Tuesday 26th April 2016 in Brussels on “Young People’s Mental Health in Europe”   See here and here more details

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“Poor process, bad outcomes”. A eNACSO contribution on the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), from a children’s rights and online safety perspective

On behalf of the eNACSO, the expert John Carr recently spent a couple of days in Brussels talking to people who had been closely involved in writing the GDPR.  Here he reports on what he learned from those conversations.   To

High-Level Launching Conference “Reaching the heights for the rights of the child”

On behalf of eNACSO, John Carr will attend the High-Level Launching Conference “Reaching the heights for the rights of the child” Sofia, 5 – 6 April 2016 – Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child  2016 – 2021. This

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Appfail Report – Threats to Consumers in Mobile Apps

Save the Children Norway, partner of eNACSO has newly pointing out at this outstanding Report recently issued in Norway on the threats to consumer protection hidden in the end-user terms and privacy policies of apps. The Norwegian Consumer Council analysed

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Reflections on eNACSO’s intervention at the ICT 2015 conference, Lisbon, Portugal

Where is the child in all this? Reflections on eNACSO’s intervention at the ICT 2015 conference, Lisbon, Portugal 20-22 October 2015 To download the full document click here  

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ISPCC launches the Cyberbullying campaign “Words Can Hurt. Choose Them Wisely.”

ISPCC, partner of eNACSO has launched a social media public awareness campaign to draw attention to the issue of cyberbullying, advising that: “Words Can Hurt. Choose Them Wisely” The week long campaign runs from 7th-13th March and highlights how cyberbullying

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ISPCC Childline and Vodafone Ireland Foundation Announce Major New Partnership

ISPCC Childline and the Vodafone Ireland Foundation are delighted to have just announced a major five year partnership that aims to keep children safe by keeping them connected. The Partnership will: provide the charity with €2 million in direct funding

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The ISPCC place pressure on Irish Election candidates on issue of Children’s Cyber safety

The forthcoming Irish general election, which will take place on the 26th of February, affords the  eNACSO board member ISPCC an opportunity to call on all candidates to make their promise to the children of Ireland to ‘Invest in Childhood.’

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Revolutionising primary education in Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina launched a brand new education initiative that will potentially give nearly two million primary school students access to quality education. The Government, BRAC and Save the Children came together to successfully convert primary school

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UK – Porn and Age Verification Project

The UK Department for Culture Media & Sport has set out in its manifesto its commitment to require age verification for access to pornographic content online. And as a consequence it’s recently launched this consultation highlighting its preferred approach to

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MIGRANT MINORS and the Internet: a Report by Save the Children Italy

Through the use of Internet, 1 out of 5 children strengthened their decision to leave. Nearly 20% of migrant minors arriving in Italy on their own have gone through bad experiences online. Save the Children Italy has recently issued the

Survey on the transposition of Directive 2011/93/EU on combating sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography

Missing Children Europe, ECPAT and eNACSO have launched a report that examines the transposition of Directive 2011/93/EU on combating sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography by 27 EU Member States. Studies suggest that between 10-20% of

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Child Sexual Abuse Images on the Internet: A Cybertip.ca Analysis

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection has just released a new study on what we are seeing in the images analyzed through Cybertip.ca. Child Sexual Abuse Images on the Internet: A Cybertip.ca Analysis is based on 43,762 unique images and

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Safer Internet Day 2016 – ‘Play your part for a better internet’

Safer Internet Day 2016 is celebrated globally today, on Tuesday 9th February with the slogan ‘Play your part for a better internet’.   The celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use

ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee Public

eNACSO will participate at ICANN GOVERNMENTAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE PUBLIC SAFETY WORKING GROUP Hosted by the European Commission, Directorate-General Migration and Home Affairs Thursday 28 January 2016 Download here the Agenda PSWG meeting 28 Jan FINAL

eNACSO is looking for a Fundraiser

eNACSO is looking for a Fundraiser to secure funding to eNACSO from mid-2016 onwards, when the current EU grant runs out. The external fundraiser, according to his/her experience, exploring new fundraising opportunities from various sources, will identify the most suitable

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) breaking news!

An amendment proposal has been laid down that sets at 16 the child’s consent age with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data. With a view to enabling adoption of a political

eNACSO is looking for a Sustainability Consultant

eNACSO is looking for a Sustainability Consultant able to provide assistance to eNACSO during its closing phase, specifically with regard to structuring it as an independent body. Aspiring candidates are requested to submit their candidature no later than January, 15

Condemnation of all forms of child sexual exploitation and abuse – “No Grey Areas on the Internet”

eNACSO is among the Children’s Organizations that undersigned the Communiqué: Condemnation of all forms of child sexual exploitation and abuse – “No Grey Areas on the Internet” last October, 30 in Berlin on the occasion of the First European Day

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#WeProtect Summit, Abu Dhabi November 16 – 17, 2015

WePROTECT is a global multi-stakeholder response to combating online child abuse and exploitation. Created initially by the UK government and officially launched in December 2014 by Prime Minister David Cameron. Participants are signatories to a global statement of action. 50 countries, 30

Preventative “I take responsibility” online self-help material by Save the Children Finland, partner of eNACSO provides a new strategy to tackle and prevent child sexual abuse

It provides an innovative way to tackle and prevent child sexual abuse. The material is targeted for people who are worried about their sexual interest and/or online behavior regarding minors, but have not (yet) acted in illegal or harmful ways. The material is based

One in Three: Internet Governance and Children’s Rights

This paper argues that Internet governance bodies give little consideration to children’s rights, despite growing calls from international child rights organizations to address their rights in the digital age. Typically, when children are acknowledged it is in the context of

IGF: “policy options for connecting the next billion”

In November 2015, theInternet Governance Forum will focus on the theme of ‘policy options for connecting the next billion’. Following publication of her co-authored report‘One in three: internet governance and children’s rights’, Professor Sonia Livingstone discusses how internet governance needs to

eNACSO will be in Brazil at IGF 2015!

eNACSO will participate at IGF session ‘DATABASES, A TOOL TO DISRUPT THE DISSEMINATION OF CHILD ABUSE IMAGES IN DIGITAL ENVIRONMENTS’ on Tuesday, November 10 • 09:00 – 10:30 The session will address the types and purposes of the wide range

Internet Governance Forum 2015

eNACSO will participate at IGF session ‘DATABASES, A TOOL TO DISRUPT THE DISSEMINATION OF CHILD ABUSE IMAGES IN DIGITAL ENVIRONMENTS’ on Tuesday, November 10 • 09:00 – 10:30   The session will address the types and purposes of the wide

One in Three: Internet Governance and Children’s Rights published by the Global Commission on Internet Governance

This paper argues that Internet governance bodies give little consideration to children’s rights, despite growing calls from international child rights organizations to address their rights in the digital age. Typically, when children are acknowledged it is in the context of

Online grooming: New trends in online sexual abuse

Child sex offenders are grooming children for the purposes of online sexual abuse, with more using social media apps and smartphones, according to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre. Offenders may target hundreds of children at a time

You Decide – A teaching resource about privacy and digital responsability

You Decide is a teaching resource for privacy and digital responsibility for children and young adults aged between 9 and 18. The objective of the website is to increase awareness, reflection and knowledge about privacy and the choices young people

“Sexual rights and sexual risks among online youth”

IS NOW ONLINE the Report entitled:”Sexual rights and sexual risks among online youth” eNACSO’s attempt to better understand opportunities and risks that children and young people might encounter online when exploring their sexuality. This study represents a first step to

Packing bags for ICT2015? Don’t forget the children!

eNACSO will be at the ICT 2015 with a uniquely child-focused session, please download the invitation to the following link and join us!

Your Right to Choose Online – Child Friendly Report

As part of the overall strategy of eNACSO, aiming at strengthening the dialogue with children and enhancing their participation, eNACSO has newly finalized a child version of the Policy Paper on the Internet Business Model whose launch is expected next

LSE: Children’s safety on the internet: a guide to stakeholders

LSE publishes an excellent diagram showing the key players/stakeholders in the online child safety space. Download the article here

Share Aware Help your child stay safe on social networks

An excellent report came out late last week. The project behind the production of the report was led by the  NSPCC and Mumsnet with Professor Sonia Livingstone acting as an adviser. The release of the report was timed to coincide

Youth Manifesto publication is now available!

The Youth Manifesto publication, which outlines the ten key principles that European youth have identified as essential to creating a better internet for the future, is now available online. The Manifesto is specifically aimed at European policy makers, industry and

Does Media Violence Predict Societal Violence? It Depends on What You Look at and Whe

This article presents 2 studies of the association of media violence rates with societal violence rates. In the first study,movie violence and homicide rates are examined across the 20th century and into the 21st (1920–2005). Throughout the mid-20th century small-to-moderate

014 EU KIds Online: Experiences with sexual content: What we know from the research so far

This report reviews research about children’s experiences with sexual content online from the EU Kids Online and Net Children Go Mobile projects: i) Children discuss in diverse ways and through different sets of discourses their encounters with sexual content. ii)

Violent video games research: consensus or confusion? – The Guardian

t seems like a simple question to ask, but it is one that is apparently very difficult to answer: what are the effects of violent media on our behaviour? It’s also a question that regularly produces heated debates, both in

Ofcom – Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Report 2014

One in three children in the UK now has their own tablet computer, which has nearly doubled in a year, finds. Among children aged between 5 and 15, 34% now have their own tablet, rather than using devices belonging to

EU Kids Online Network: Final Recommendations for Policy

This report updates policy advice and recommendations of the EU Kids Online network. It builds on previous policy reports and adds to recommendations on policy implementation, further research and methodological lessons learned contained in the output from the network. Since

Children Support Center (Paramos Vaikams Centras)’ presentation

Children Support Center (Paramos Vaikams Centras) non-governmental organisation located in Vilnius, Lithuania, member of eNACSO network. It ensures psychological well-being of children, adults and whole families affected by violence or sexual abuse. The organisation works simultaneously in different fields, ranging

Is Child Safety considered in new Top-level Domains? Our letter to ICANN

Dear Colleague, We are not associated with or lobbying on behalf of any organization, individual application or applicant that is currently or has previously submitted a proposal to create a new gTLD. We are writing to you to seek your

Is Child Safety considered in new Top-level Domains? Our letter to ICANN

Dear Colleague, We are not associated with or lobbying on behalf of any organization, individual application or applicant that is currently or has previously submitted a proposal to create a new gTLD. We are writing to you to seek your

The Global Online Counter Child Trafficking Conference

The Conference is based one hundred percent online and will be the largest gathering of private sector, third sector and public sector professionals and practitioners across the world representing the business, education, government, health care, law enforcement and non-profit sectors. The Agenda and the Speakers

Innovative approaches for investigating how young children understand risk in new media: Dealing with methodological and ethical challenges

This report has been produced by drawing on examples of (self-assessed) innovative qualitative studies (or studies with a qualitative component) provided by researchers in the EUKids Online network. Its purpose is to offer an approach to qualitative research that balances

Snapchat: the self-destructing message app that’s becoming a phenomenon

A messaging app that makes photos and videos disappear moments after being sent or received is valued at $800m – and could boost the popularity of sexting (read more)

With new ICANN agreement, you’ll need to verify email or phone to register a domain

Domain registrars like GoDaddy will soon be held far more accountable for information on those who are signing up for web domains. In the future, users will need to verify either their email address or phone number within 15 days

Should children’s internet use be filtered? Multi-stakeholder prudishness impedes open deliberation

At the recently held Safer Internet Forum in Brussels, teenagers and their parents expressed strong views against filtering tools. It seems that no-one likes the language of control (as in ‘parental controls’). Kids wish to be trusted, guided, and have

The Guardian – Yes, porn can be vile and degrading but an authoritarian crackdown won’t work

David Cameron’s proposals are a sop – censorship never helps the powerless. Let’s have a real debate on abuse and consent (read more)

Jim Killock: David Cameron is Issuing Bad Advice to Parents

Following the Daivd Cameron’s speech on protecting children and online pornography, Open Rights Group’s Jim Killock on LSE Media Policy Project, argues that the Prime Minister has created a very unfortunate debate about what he expects from Internet Service Providers

BBC News – Chinese firm Huawei controls net filter praised by PM

The BBC reports that Huawei, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of telecoms equipment, is controlling popular ISP TalkTalk’s web censorship system. The system, known as Homesafe, was praised by Prime Minister David Cameron. Customers who do not want filtering

Breakthrough announced on slimmed-down Connecting Europe Facility

Ireland’s transport minister announced on 27 June a “significant breakthrough” with the European Parliament on a new regulation that will see almost €30 billion in EU funding targeted at enhancing the transport, energy and telecoms networks, under the so-called Connecting

Minister claims progress in tackling child abuse images online – BBC News

UK Ministers say agreements reached with internet firms will lead to a “fundamental change” in how images of child abuse are dealt with online. Firms such as Google, Microsoft and Twitter were summoned to a meeting in Whitehall amid calls

Google urged to do more to block internet access to child abuse images – The Guardian

John Carr acknowledged that Google, like all search engines, blocked access to websites they knew contained images of child abuse, but ‘that is them being reactive they can and should be proactive,” he said. Currently there are three safety settings

IOS 7: App Store’s new Kids category is big news for parents and developers -The Guardian

Apple’s software and services boss Eddy Cue announced the upcoming addition of a Kids category to the company’s App Store as part of its iOS 7 software update. Creating a separate App Store category for kids’ apps could enable Apple

Cameron calls on web giants to block child pornography – The Thelegraph

Internet companies must do more to stop “disgusting images” of child pornography from being available online, David Cameron has warned (read more).

Child Online Protection – the aims of policy. A new contribution from John Carr

Children and young people in all parts of the world now access the internet using a broad range of devices. Several of these devices are highly portable and it is therefore no longer practical to rely solely on a parent

Children and the Internet – Robert Madelin, DG CONNECT

In context of the European Commission’s recently released Cyber Security Strategy, the question of how to make the internet a safer place for children is being discussed. In particular, the pros and cons of a voluntary, industry-led approach compared to binding legislation.

Brussels Briefing on ICT – February 2013

In this latest Brussels Briefing on ICT, leading ICT and digital journalist Jennifer Baker provides an extensive update on the latest policy developments. Topics discussed include: – Data Protection Regulation – Broadband Spectrum – Cyber Security: the Network and Information

Conference on Mental Health and ICT in Greece

Obrella, eNACSO member in Greece, organizes the third Mental Health Innovation Forum on 16-17 May 2013 in Athens, Greece. The conference main focus will be “TeleCare & Patient Compliance”: Help Lines – TeleCare – TelePsychiatry – Internet Consultation – e-Learning

EU Super Kids Online

Four eNACSO members have developed new educational tools for kids Protégeles from Spain, Nobody’s Children Foundation from Poland and Save the Children Denmark and Italy have since spring of 2011 worked together on a Daphne project: EU Super Kids Online.

The European Child Online Safety Conference 2012

eNACSO chair Mr. Kuno Sørensen  will be a speaker on the panel at this conference. There is no doubt that the internet has created a wide range of beneficial opportunities for children and young people in Europe. Increasingly, European children

EuroDIG 2012

At the 2012 EuroDIG in Stockholm eNACSO was represented by five members and the coordinator: Agnieszka Wrzesien, Astrid Winkler, Katalin Baracsi, Georg Ehrmann, John Carr and Marie Bach Drivsholm. eNACSO was focal point for the workshop “Child protection and child

IGF 2012

The 7th annual Internet Governance Forum will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan, 6‒9 November. eNACSO has been playing an active role in the preparation of the IGF and will organize several events during the forum: – Before the forum starts, we

Chair at European Voice meeting

Copyright: Jennifer Jacquemart / (c) European Voice On September 19 eNACSO chair Kuno Sørensen attended the European Voice morning debate “Can we make the Internet a safer place for children”. Kuno Sørensen was on a panel with Robert Madelin, director-general, DG Connect, European Commission Sabine

Response to CEO Coalition

On December 1st 2011 Commissioner Ms Neelie Kroes announced the formation of the “Coalition to make Internet a better Place for Kids”. The Coalition established five separate working groups: WG 1: Reporting tools WG2: Age appropriate privacy settings WG3: Content classification

ROBERT International Conference in Berlin

On 23 and 24 May 2012, the final international conference on the EU study ROBERT was being held in Berlin. Over the last two years this study has carried out a qualitative survey of how children become victims of abuse

Safer Internet Centre Denmark in dialogue with youth forum

Save the Children Denmark operates the Safer Internet Program Hotline against child abuse images. Together with the Danish Media Council for children and young people (awareness centre) and Centre for Digital Youth Care (helpline) we form the national Safer Internet

Romanian children participated in workshop about online safety

European Summer School participants debated for seven days with Sigur.Info project team and experts the problems they face when browsing the Internet and possible solutions for avoiding and combat them. From July 1st to 7th, Save the Children Romania, the

Calls about neglect to NSPCC double in two years

The NSPCC is warning that a sharp increase in reports of neglect cases is putting additional pressure on already stretched children’s services. New figures released by the charity show that reports to its helpline about neglect have doubled over the

New eNACSO members and associate members

eNACSO has expanded its number of members to 25. eNACSO welcome Deutsche Kinderhilfe that is the new full German member of eNACSO. Innocence in Danger which used to be the full German member is still connected to eNACSO as associate member.

eNACSO members meeting 2012

23 eNACSO members and associate members participated in the eNACSO members meeting 30-31 May 2012 in Brussels. The eNACSO members meeting is a biannual event where members get new information and updates on relevant issues, and it is also the

eNACSO annual report 2010-2011

The eNACSO annual report 2010-2011 is now available in a digital version. The annaul report presents an overview of eNACSO activities in the period. Download the annual version here

Brussels Briefing ICT – March 2013

In this latest Brussels Briefing on ICT, leading ICT and digital journalist Jennifer Baker provides an extensive update on the latest policy developments. Topics discussed include: – Data Protection Regulation and Directive – Women in the ICT sector – The

News from Ireland ISPCC

Children’s Rights Referendum Over the last number of years the ISPCC has been advocating for constitutional change to enhance the protection afforded to children, and to further enshrine the rights of children within the Constitution. The Minister for Children &

eNACSO members’ meeting, 2011

17 members and 2 associate members came to Copenhagen for the eNACSO members’ meeting 10-12 October 2011. The members had a packed program focusing on capacity building and networking. Major challenges to children’s safety online were discussed by the participants

Latest achievements of Kék Vonal (Hungary)

Kék Vonal Child Crisis Foundation has been operating a chat counselling service since 2010. The volunteer counsellors helped in 629 chat conversations in 2011. This is a great opportunity for those children, who find it difficult to tell their problems

eNACSO and the CEO coalition to make internet a better place for children

eNACSO welcomes the initiative that Commissioner Neelie Kroes initiated in October 2011 when she called on a coalition of CEOs who  to discuss the following five points:  Children should be able to easily report abusive content, cyber-bullying or grooming using

New legislation in Austria

Austria has introduced new legislation against grooming of children. § 208a, Austrian Criminal Law, is criminalizing the initiating of sexual contacts with underage children since 1 January 2012. Any person, who intends to commit the crime of severe sexual abuse

Obrelas presentation in the Municipality of Athens

The Greek member organization Obrela had a presentation in the Municipality of Athens where they educated volunteers and employers about the grooming process. Furthermore, due to Obrelas collaboration with the Adolescent Health Unit where the Greek Saferinternet Helpline is established,

News from Estonian Union for Child Welfare

Estonian Union for Child Welfare (EUCW) advocates for child rights, coordinates Safer Internet Centre in Estonia and operates Hotline. Since September 2010 EUCW coordinates Safer Internet Centre in Estonia. On the project website www.targaltinternetis.ee there can be found information about training events

eNACSO at Conference on the Council of Europe Strategy on the Rights of the Child

eNACSO member Mr. Theo Noten from ECPAT Netherlands represented eNACSO on Children and Data Protection Conference on the Council of Europe Strategy on the Rights of the Child, Monaco 21 November 2011. The conference objectives aimed: 1. To assess the

Safer Internet Armenia 2012

Over 15 000 Children Take Part in Safer Internet Armenia 2012 About 60 per cent of Armenia’s secondary schools hosted Safer Internet Open Classes between February 7 and February 25 this year. This wide-scale action has been based on the new model

Numa Numa – e-zine for teenagers

Nobody’s Children Foundation in cooperation with Orange Foundation created a new educational tool – “Numa Numa” magazine – designed for teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17. The name of the magazine refers to a viral video posted online

EU Directive adopted

The EU Directive on combating the sexual exploitation of children and child pornography was adopted by the European Parliament and Council on 13 December 2011and has already entered into force. The Directive replaces existing EU legislation and will become the

Safer Internet Forum 2011

eNACSO was represented at The Safer Internet Forum 2011, Luxembourg, by Mr Jon Brown from NSPCC. The focus of the Forum was “Exposed online – a workshop looking at the emergence of “sexting” and challenges for parents and young people.”

EuroDIG 201

The eNACSO board members Naureen Kahn, Agnieszka Wrzesien and John Carr went to Belgrade to participate in the Pan-European dialogue on internet governance. During the EuroDIG Agnieszka Wrzesień spoke in the session “Digital literacy and skills towards economic and social

IGF 2011 in Nairobi

The eNACSO board members Agnieszka Wrzesién and John Carr represented eNACSO at this year’s IGF, held in Nairobi from September 26-30. The network organized a highly successful networking event and Reception for around 40 IGF participants. A Minister from the UK

Mr. John Carr is blogging

External expert and board member of eNACSO Mr. John Carr has recently started blogging about children and young people, the new technologies and staying safe on the internet. Check it out here: http://johnc1912.wordpress.com/ The blog is about the way children and young

Experiences of Peer Bullying among Adolescents and Associated Effects on Young Adult Outcomes: Longitudinal Evidence from Ethiopia, India and Peru

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Children’s charities’ coalition on internet safety (CHIS): Letter to Information Commissioner’s Office (UK)

Dear ICO, Re: Consultation on GDPR Consent guidance We were pleased to note there will be a specific and separate consultation in relation to the position of children under the GDPR. We look forward to contributing in an appropriate way

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Safer Internet Day 2017: European Commission welcomes alliance of industry and NGOs for a better internet for minors. eNACSO is member of the Alliance.

Safer Internet Day 2017: European Commission welcomes alliance of industry and NGOs for a better internet for minors. eNACSO is member of the Alliance. On the Safer Internet Day eNACSO is hosted by the Commission at the Berlaymont to the

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eNACSO Members contribution on SID 2017 Day

As every year eNACSO is at Safer Internet Day 2017 with a lot of activities and events taking place all around its European Space! Taking place on Tuesday, 7 February 2017 with a theme of ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’,