Safer Internet Forum 2023
The Safer Internet Forum (SIF) is a key annual international conference in Europe where policymakers, researchers, law enforcement bodies, youth, parents and caregivers, teachers, NGOs, industry representatives, experts and other relevant actors come together to discuss the latest trends, opportunities, risks and solutions related to child online safety and making the internet a better place.
This year’s edition will take place in a hybrid format on Thursday, 23 November 2023 with a theme of Empowering YOUth with skills for the Digital Decade.
Within the framework of the European Year of Skills and other policy provisions such as the European strategy for a better internet for kids (BIK+) and the increasing impact of the Digital Services Act (DSA) to make sure that all users, and especially children, young people and vulnerable users, are included and safe online, Safer Internet Forum 2023 will specifically focus on pillars two and three of the BIK+ strategy, exploring digital empowerment and active participation/respect as it relates to children and young people.
The Forum will seek to discuss and showcase initiatives related to the development of digital skills for children, parents and teachers, while also paying particular attention to the needs of vulnerable users. The event is being organised in a youth-led manner, with young people playing an active role in the planning, preparation and delivery of the Forum.
Participants in the Safer Internet Forum will also hear from young influencers who will share their personal experiences of what they have done to address relevant challenges and overcome adversity in the fast-moving online space, while helping to promote skills development among their peers. An interactive session, led by BIK Youth panellists, will provide insights into what being a teen online in 2023 is really like.
Find out more information about SIF on the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) portal at betterinternetforkids.eu/sif.