As ever younger children start using connected devices, there is a growing need to ensure that they enjoy a positive online experience and develop the necessary skills and resilience to cope with the content or contacts they may come across online. Far from stopping at safety concerns, COFACE advocates for further consideration of key challenges such as privacy and exploitation of user data, online advertising, online business models, cybersecurity and the new issues raised by developments in Big Data, algorithms and the Internet of Things.

Finally, COFACE has also participated in a number of European Projects such as ENABLE and SIP-BENCH and has coordinated the #DeleteCyberbullying project through which a number of practical tools were developed to help prevent cyberbullying.


RELATED NEWS:

Big Data: Threat Or Opportunity?

Big Data: threat or opportunity?

COFACE Families Europe launched a discussion at the end of 2016 at its Berlin conference on the social impact of digitalisation, looking at six dimensions including smart work, digital literacy, the digital economy, the potential of technology in social/health service…

Read More
Positive Online Content Campaign

Positive Online Content Campaign

The Positive Online Content Campaign (POCC) aims at providing better online experiences for children through high-quality digital content. This campaign gives the opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of ensuring that young children of up to 12 years have…

Read More
Financial Services User Group: New Mandate

Financial Services User Group: new mandate

On 25-26 September, the Financial Services User Group (FSUG) held their second meeting of their new three year mandate. COFACE Families Europe has been a member of the FSUG since the last mandate and will continue to participate in the…

Read More
DigiLitEY Meeting In Bologna

DigiLitEY meeting in Bologna

On the 31st of August and 1st of September, the European Project DigiLitEY (Digital Literacy and Multimodal Practices of Young Children) met to discuss progress and future tasks in researching young children’s digital literacy and how they use internet related…

Read More