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Summary

Many thanks to all delegates who attended The European Child Safety Online Conference 2012 hosted by Microsoft, The Walt Disney Company and eNACSO on 15th November. The event brought together representatives from all the key stakeholders for a full and frank discussion on existing and future measures undertaken to protect young people online.

Speakers include

Robert Madelin

Robert Madelin

Director General for DG CONNECT

European Commission

Lane Merrifield

Lane Merrifield

Club Penguin Co-Founder and Executive VP

Disney Interactive Media Group

Stephen Collins

Stephen Collins

Vice President Corporate Affairs EMEA

Microsoft Corporation

Kuno Sørensen

Kuno Sørensen

Chair

eNACSO

Mary K. Engle

Mary K. Engle

Director of Advertising Practices

Federal Trade Commission

Billy Hawkes

Billy Hawkes

Irish Data Protection Commissioner

Office of the Data Protection Commissioner, Ireland

Patricia Manson

Patricia Manson

Head of Unit Inclusion, Skills and Youth, DG Connect

European Commission

Fred Langford

Fred Langford

President of INHOPE and Director of IWF: International

Internet Watch Foundation

Michelle Collins

Michelle Collins

VP & Director

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Patricia Cartes

Patricia Cartes

Safety Lead

Facebook

Further details

 

There is no doubt that the internet has created a wide range of beneficial opportunities for children and young people in Europe. Increasingly, European children are starting to go online at a younger age, with a recent report suggesting that the average age to start is seven. Given these trends, European policymakers and industry have a responsibility to protect children from the threats and risks that the internet may pose.

 

This conference discussed opportunities to address these risks in light of the Commission’s recently released 'European Strategy for a Better Internet for Children' and other existing initiatives concerning young people and the internet, including the ‘CEO Coalition to make the Internet a better place for kids’. We also explored current regulatory and technology challenges as well as opportunities to respond in this fast evolving and dynamic environment.

 

For more information about the conference or next year's edition, please contact Anne-Lise Simon on anne-lise.simon@forum-europe.com/ +44 (0) 2920 783 023.

EU Internet Week

Logistics

When

Thursday November 15, 2012
08.30 to 18.00

CET

 

Where

Renaissance Hotel

Rue du Parnasse 19
Brussels 1050
Belgium

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The event partners