Children and young people benefit enormously from the communication and information potential of the internet.
However, especially as children are one of the fastest growing groups of internet users, there are many issues which need to be addressed relating both to content on the internet which can be damaging to children, and to the potential for harmful contact between abusers and children.
eNACSO provides a valuable pool of online child protection NGOs from different European countries. The network is able to share expertise and best practice on key policy areas related to child online safety in order to become more effective in promoting a child protection focus in relation to the Internet and new and emerging technologies.
The overriding goal for eNACSO is to create a safer online environment for children through fulfilling the following objectives:
- To create a solid basis for ongoing, sustainable cooperation between children’s rights NGOs from across the EU with expertise on child internet safety.
- To develop a shared basis of knowledge and expertise in Europe about how to protect children online and develop common approaches and strategies in relation to this.
- To ensure that child protection and children’s rights are better taken into account in national, European and international discussions and approaches around internet governance, cyber-crime and online safety.