Educating the Parents to Help the Children

improving the media literacy levels of parents of children and youth

Who We Are

Safe Online is coordinated and supported by educational institutions and associations across Europe.

European Safe Online Initiative is the brainchild of the Flemish Safe Online Initiative applied to the larger context of the European Union and, in the specific, by representatives from five EU countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece and Romania.

Associations and educational institutions contribute their own know-how to build a programme to educate parents and educators to become more aware of the opportunities and potential risks new media offer to their children.

Our Approach

We promote and create tools for parents and educators

The main focus of the European SafeOnline Initiative is the improvement of media literacy levels of children and young people through the extensive media literacy education of their parents. Instead of attempting the development of a pilot experimentation project, the European SafeOnline project will scale up a recognized and proven innovation in the field of media literacy.

More specifically, the European SafeOnline project aims at the replication of a practice in the field of media literacy that has demonstrable results with qualitative and quantitative evidence of impact; that of the Flemish SafeOnline programme. For several years, the Flemish SafeOnline initiative has successfully achieved the goal of improving the media literacy levels of parents by developing their knowledge and skillset on the digital media their children use daily.

Through the Flemish SafeOnline Initiative, thousands of parents have increased their understanding of online activities. Moreover, they improved their response towards the opportunities and risks of internet. Therefore, they have supported their children in understanding the possibilities and challenges of these new media.

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— Our Mission

The main focus of the EUROPEAN SAFEONLINE INITIATIVE is to improve media literacy levels of children and young people through the extensive media literacy education of their parents.

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— Our Vision

The European SafeOnline Initiative will scale up one of the most successful European practices in the field of media literacy across Europe. This practice has already received several awards and distinctions – both on a European and a national level – due to its distinct ability to bring about impressive results in the advancement of media literacy levels.

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— Our Background

Through the Flemish SafeOnline Initiative, thousands of parents have increased their understanding of online activities. Moreover, they improved their response towards the opportunities and risks of internet. Therefore, they have supported their children in understanding the possibilities and challenges of these new media.

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