European Commission combines through Safer Internet Programmes European networks and national projects aiming to improve children’s safety related to the Internet. The Safer Internet programme’s aim is to promote safer use of the Internet and new online technologies, particularly for children, and to fight against illegal content and content unwanted by the end-user, as part of a coherent approach by the European Union.
The Finnish Safer Internet Centre (FISIC) project 2012-2014 is the national joint project of three individual organizations: Finnish Centre for Media Education and Audiovisual Media (MEKU), Save the Children Finland and The Mannerheim League for Child Welfare (MLL). Finnish Centre for Media Education and Audiovisual Media acts as the coordinator of the project. The project brings together three significant actors and their professional efforts on a common mission to improve children’s safety in relation to the digital media in Finland.
Finnish Safer Internet Centre project consists of three main activities:
- Awareness work is coordinated by Finnish Centre for Media Education and Audiovisual Media
- Helpline is run by MLL
- Hotline is maintained by Save the Children
Finnish Centre for Media Education and Audiovisual Media is responsible of organizing the international Safer Internet Day in the national level and as part of the European cooperation. Safer Internet Day is actually a week in Finland and it is called Mediataitoviikko.