EU adopts new safer internet programme
9th december 2008
On 9 December 2008 the Council of Ministers adopted a new Safer Internet Programme covering the period 2009-2013. The Council decision follows the overwhelmingly positive vote on 23 October by the European Parliament.
Building on the successes of its predecessor, the new Safer Internet Programme will use € 55 million is aimed to protect children and empower them to safely use web services like social networking, blogging and instant messaging. It will co-fund projects to increase public awareness, promote a safer online environment, combat illegal content and harmful conduct online, and establish a knowledge base.
More information is available at: http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/sip/programme/index_en.htm