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Prezentacija na nastan:" Ulogata na drzavnite institucii, IT biznis zaednicata i NVOcii vo kreiranje na internetot pobezeden za decata i maldite" - 1va Nacionalna Konferencija vo Makedonija, 15 Maj …

Prezentacija na nastan:" Ulogata na drzavnite institucii, IT biznis zaednicata i NVOcii vo kreiranje na internetot pobezeden za decata i maldite" - 1va Nacionalna Konferencija vo Makedonija, 15 Maj 2012 god.

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  • 1. Making the Internet a safer place for children The policy of the European Commission on making the Internet a safer place for children and young persons Solutions Dr. Michael Busch European CommissionInformation Society and Media Directorate General / Unit E.06 (Safer Internet & eContent) Luxembourg
  • 2. The Safer Internet programOverall aim“to promote a safer use of the internet and other online technologies, particularly by children, and to fight illegal and harmful content ranging from child abusive images to racism”. ••• 2
  • 3. Quality content for children Educational content Promote the good side of the InternetA long-term objective of the Safer Internet programme: Stimulating the production and take-up of positive content onlineICT Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP): funding online educational content ••• 3
  • 4. European Award for Best ChildrensOnline ContentPromoting Quality Online Content for children 14 EU countries took part in the first European contest of that kind ••• 4
  • 5. To deal with Risks1- Legislative Framework2- “Soft” measures: Strategies, awareness, education3- Law Enforcement ••• 5
  • 6. Legislative Framework Protect children better in the legal systems Council Framework Decision 2004/68/JHA of 22 December 2003 on combating the sexual exploitation of children and child pornography 2011: New EU Directive on combating the sexual abuse, sexual exploitation of children and child pornographyObjectives:• Better harmonization of criminal law rules in the Member States - More detailed provisions on levels of penalties will ensure greater consistency with the severity of the offence and also among Member State laws• Sanction new behaviours, e.g. grooming• Combat "child sex tourism"• Reinforce the protection of child victims ••• 6
  • 7. Legislative Framework Protect children better in the legal systems"Lanzarote Convention"In July 2007, the Council of Europe adopted the Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse. This instrument covers various forms of sexual abuse of children as criminal offences. The convention fills the gaps in European legislation and harmonises the legal framework to fight against this plague.The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has signed the Convention on 25/10/2007, but has not yet ratified it.We encourage you do so! ••• 7
  • 8. To deal with Risks1- Legislative Framework2- “Soft” measures: Strategies, awareness, education3- Law Enforcement ••• 8
  • 9. Safer Internet program “Soft” measuresAction areas• Ensuring public awareness of online risks and precautions• Education• Industry self-regulation• Talk to stakeholders• Research on trends, risks, behaviours ••• 9
  • 10. Safer Internet program “Soft” measuresAction areas• Ensuring public awareness of online risks and precautions• Education• Industry self-regulation• Talk to stakeholders• Research on trends, risks, behaviours ••• 10
  • 11. Safer Internet Day 8th edition 8 February 2011• Slogan: It’s more than a game, it’s your life!• Main focus: virtual worlds, online games, social networking sites• Key messages – Hiding behind your avatar, pseudo or profile page will not shield you – Your actions in your virtual life can impact on your real life – Anything you post is permanent Participation: 74 (!) countries worldwide ••• 11
  • 12. Safer Internet program “Soft” measuresAction areas• Ensuring public awareness of online risks and precautions• Education• Industry self-regulation• Talk to stakeholders• Research on trends, risks, behaviours ••• 12
  • 13. Safer Internet programEducationOnline Safety in school curricula• Online Safety needs to be taught in schools from as early an age as possible• This is not the case in all EU Member States• Online Safety often NOT available in the school curricula• Teachers with specific training on the subject often not thereSource: Eurydice report (Dec 2009): Education on Online Safety in Schools in Europe ••• 13
  • 14. Safer Internet program “Soft” measuresAction areas• Ensuring public awareness of online risks and precautions• Education• Industry self-regulation• Talk to stakeholders• Research on trends, risks, behaviours ••• 14
  • 15. Safer Internet program Self-regulationSelf-regulation: Mobile phonesEuropean framework for safer mobile use by younger teenagers and children Signed by 16 leading mobile providers and content providers on 6 February 2007, initiated by the Commission. 96% of all EU mobile customers coveredAnnual reviews of achievements conducted by the Commission ••• 15
  • 16. The Safer Internet program Self-regulation The EU Safer Social Networking PrinciplesThe Safer Social Networking Principles for the EU = a self- regulatory agreement to ensure the online safety on minors using social networking services, signed by 21 companies (e.g. Facebook, MySpace)7 Principles covering: – Awareness raising – Age-appropriate services – Empowering users – Mechanisms for reporting inappropriate conduct or content – Response to notifications of illegal content or conduct – Safe approach to personal information and privacy – Assessment of means for reviewing illegal or prohibited content/conduct ••• 16
  • 17. The Safer Internet program “Soft” measuresAction areas• Ensuring public awareness of online risks and precautions• Education• Industry self-regulation• Talk to stakeholders• Research on trends, risks, behaviours ••• 17
  • 18. The Safer Internet program Self-regulation 2nd February 2012CEO Coalition to Make theInternet a Better Place for Children European Commission
  • 19. The Safer Internet program Self-regulation 28 ICT companies committed• Initiative of Vice-President Neelie Kroes• Signed by 28 ICT companies, founding members of the Coalition, on 1st December 2011• Apple, BSkyB, BT, Dailymotion, Deutsche Telekom, Facebook, France Telecom-Orange, Google, Hyves, KPN, Liberty Global, LG Electronics, Mediaset, Microsoft, Netlog, Nintendo, Nokia, Opera Software, Research in Motion, RTL Group, Samsung, Sulake, Telefonica, TeliaSonera, Telenor Group, Tuenti, Vivendi, Vodafone ••• 19
  • 20. The Safer Internet program Self-regulation The 5 actions• Simple and robust reporting tools for users • easy to find, clear and useable procedure for reporting• Age-appropriate privacy settings • taking into account concerns of users and their age • clear information and warnings to users of the potential consequences of changing default privacy settings ••• 20
  • 21. The Safer Internet program Self-regulation The 5 actions• Wider use of content classification • a generally valid approach to age-rating to be used across sectors • understandable age categories for parents• Wider availability and use of parental control • generate broader and more effective use of parental control tools, • providing choices in the settings of specific products and services ••• 21
  • 22. The Safer Internet program Self-regulation The 5 actions• Effective takedown of child abuse material – level up cooperation and procedures within industry group, with hotlines and law enforcement bodies – explore technological solutions to prevent uploading and/or distribution of known child sexual abuse material ••• 22
  • 23. Talk to stakeholdersPan-European Youth PanelSafer Internet Forum, Luxembourg ••• 23
  • 24. Talk to stakeholdersPan-European Parents’ PanelSafer Internet Forum, Luxembourg ••• 24
  • 25. Safer Internet program “Soft” measuresAction areas• Ensuring public awareness of online risks and precautions• Education• Industry self-regulation• Talk to stakeholders• Research on trends, risks, behaviours ••• 25
  • 26. Safer Internet program “Soft” measuresResearch (examples)EU KidsOnline I and IIEU NET ADB: Research on the intensity and prevalence of Internet addictive behaviour risk among minors in EuropePOG: Understanding the process of online grooming - the behaviours of men who target young people online ••• 26
  • 27. The Safer Internet program EU networks Hotlines and awareness-raising2 Europe-wide networks: Network of Hotlines to fight illegal content in 24 European countries (+ Asia, Australia, America) Awareness Network in 25 European countries and Helplines to inform and empower children and parents ••• 27
  • 28. Safer Internet program EU networks INHOPEEuropean hotlines process about 110,000 reports annually. About 30,000 reports are forwarded to police agencies. ••• 28
  • 29. Safer Internet program EU networksINHOPE Members – a growing global networkAustralia ACMA 1999 Italy STC Italy 2003Austria Stopline 1999 Japan Internet Association Japan 2007Belgium Child Focus 2001 Latvia Secretariat of Special Assignments Minister for Electronic GovernmentBulgaria ARC Fund 2006 Affairs 2008Canada cybertip.ca 2005 Lithuania Communications RegulatoryChinese Taipei ECPAT Taiwan 2005 Authority of the Republic of Lithuania 2008Cyprus CNTI 2008 Luxembourg LISA Stopline 2008Czech Republic Our Child Foundation 2007 Netherlands Meldpunt 1999Denmark Red Barnet 2002 Poland NASK 2006Finland STC Finland 2002 Portugal FCCN 2007France AFA 1999 Russia Friendly RuNET Foundation 2009Germany ECO 1999 Russia National Internet-Safety NodeGermany FSM 1999 in Russia 2009Germany jugendschutz.net Slovenia Spletno Oko 2007 1999 South Africa Film Publication Board 2009Greece SafeNet 2004 South Korea KISCOM 2003Hungary MATISZ 2005 Spain Protegeles 2002Iceland Barnaheill 2001 United Kingdom Internet Watch Foundation 1999Ireland ISPAI 1999 United States of Cybertipline 1999Italy HOT 114 2006 America ••• 29
  • 30. The Safer Internet program EU networks Hotlines and awareness-raisingWe encourage our neighbouring countries to establish a Safer Internet Centre (Awareness Centre + Hotline + Helpline) ••• 30
  • 31. To deal with Risks1- Legislative Framework2- “Soft” measures: Strategies, awareness, education3- Law Enforcement ••• 31
  • 32. Support police investigators with technical tools and better access to aggregated intelligenceTechnological tools to support police investigations:Example: I-Dash project (Safer Internet program )• Tool facilitates analysis of evidence material on seized computers (videos)• Tool has created a fingerprint technology allowing matching videos across different formats• NL police is establishing a national CAM database using this technologies ••• 32
  • 33. Support police investigators with technical tools and better access to aggregated intelligence INTERPOL - International Child Sexual Exploitation Image Database – ICSEDB - Expansion and Enhancement Project (01/09/2009 - 31/08/2012)Objectives• Connect a further 30 countries to the database• Enhance database performance & efficiencyGoals - to increase The number of identified victims & Offenders The number of trained investigators and workstationsFirst feedback shows considerable increase of identified victims ••• 33
  • 34. Safer Internet programINTERPOL ICEDB – Example for TechnicalProjects = Pilot and pre EC Project Countries Connected = EC Project Countries Accredited & Connected ••• 34 = EC Project Countries Awaiting Accreditation & Connection
  • 35. Safer Internet program - for moreinformation:http://ec.europa.eu/saferinternetmichael.busch@ec.europa.eu ••• 35
  • 36. Thank you for your kind attention ••• 36