To mark the 10th anniversary of Safer Internet Day, Liberty Global joined forces with European Schoolnet and the European Commission to launch an educational animation video entitled, ‘Who are your kids talking to online?’
The first in a series of educational animations, the video aims to help parents understand the challenges their children face online and provide them with the knowledge and resources needed to protect their children. The animation covers eight key issues including privacy on social networks, online gaming, blocking unwanted contacts, online risks, online friends, meeting strangers, personal information and online reputation.
It was developed using the EU Kids Online pan-European survey of 25,000 parents and children, which found that 41% of children say their parents are concerned about their online safety, when in reality the children are likely to be more confident online than their parents think. The video aims to address this misconception, by ensuring parents understand enough about online risks and protective measures to make the right decisions to protect their children.
The educational video is endorsed by the Confederation of Family Organizations in the European Union. Liberty Global has made the video available in English, Dutch, German, Hungarian, Czech, Romanian and Spanish. These versions are also endorsed and promoted through the European Insafe network.