Children in internet space – the European Union policies on children’s safety online
1 Pedagogical University of Cracow, Podchorążych 2, Cracow 30-084, Poland
2 Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Cracow University, Herlinga-Grudzińskiego 1, Cracow 30-705, Poland
a Corresponding author: email@example.com
Nowadays more and more attention is paid to increasing activity of the young people, including children, in the Internet space. Making children aware of the dangers on the network and ways to protect them becomes crucial. This process involves not only parents and teachers. Issues related to security in the network are the focus of attention of the European Commission, as an executive body of the European Union, responsible for proposing legislation and implementing decisions. The paper presents key assumptions of the European Union policy and initiatives aimed at protecting the youth against the consequences of irresponsible use of information and communication technology.
Key words: Information and communication technology / children safety online / European Union
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