In line with the European Digital Principles, the European Commission has adopted the new strategy for a better internet for kids (BIK+) to ensure that children are protected, respected and empowered online in the new Digital Decade. A child-friendly version of the BIK+ Strategy is also available.
BIK+, a flagship initiative of the European Year of Youth 2022, proposes actions around three pillars:
safe digital experiences;
Youth participation remains a priority. BIK+ supports children’s active participation and respects their views by for instance organising a child-led evaluation of the BIK+ strategy every two years, increasing peer-to-peer activities at national, regional and local level and expecting industry to consult their young users.