Recommendations for a safer Internet for children in the EU
One in three internet users in Europe is a child (persons younger than 18 years old), spending on average 6,5hours online daily. But while the internet offers children endless opportunities to study, shop and meet online, it was never designed with children in mind, leaving children vulnerable to a range of issues, including sexual abuse, privacy infringements and commercial targeting. Renew Europe calls upon EU policy makers to take the interests of children into account from the start of EU law-making, to ensure children can enjoy the digital world in a safe way. Renew Europe calls on the Commission to include the following recommendations in its work programme and future legislation.