Thursday, October 18, 2012 | 7:30 PM
Across Europe, NGOs, Governments and industry are working together to make the internet a safer place for kids. Together we are raising awareness of the key challenges and building innovative tools to help ensure that parents have control over the content that they - and their families - see online. Signs of our progress were visible when 25 child safety organisations from across 14 European countries recently visited our London office for Google’s first ever European Youth and Tech Summit.
The day’s agenda ranged from product deep-dives, such as a detailed look at YouTube’s reporting mechanisms, to practical tips on how Google can help NGOs improve their online presence. We examined Google’s work in education such as YouTube for Schools and the YouTube Curriculum.
NGOs informed about innovative and inspiring new projects, including Net Ecoute and Second Friend, and leading experts such as Janice Richardson (In Safe) and Dave Miles (FOSI) shared their insights.
We know there’s no easy solution to the question of child safety. All of us are committed to strengthening our safety tools and educational resources. The only chance of reaching our common goal - a safer internet for all - is if we work together. With initiatives such as this Summit, Google is committed to playing our part