Have Fun and Feel Safe on the Web!
A user profile on myspace.com, photos of the last party on flickr.com and videos on YouTube – that means fun for young people, but many parents and teachers are concerned about the consequences. At the Youth Protection Roundtable therefore children`s welfare organisations from
Internet safety is a hot topic for the young people, many of them have experienced grooming and cyberbullying or have faced online content they felt uncomfortable with. The young people carried with them their well-thought ideas to solve these problems. Indeed they believe that their peers are the better consultants for web safety. While adults are able to assess the risks occurring in the real world they are often less acquainted with the virtual reality their children are living in. Digital literacy and training are therefore required for children and youth but also for adults to ensure that they benefit from the Internet in everyday life, school and on the job.
The Young Roundtable is supported by Vodafone, Microsoft und F-Secure.Information about the Youth Protection Roundtable and its member organisations are to be found under www.yprt.eu