MEPs to quiz Commission about plans to ensure a better internet for kids
Plans to improve child protection online, enhance digital literacy, and challenges posed by younger demographics accessing the internet will be discussed on Thursday morning.
MEPs are likely to ask how the Commission intends to reach the objectives of its new strategy for a better internet for children, with questions about funding support hotlines, awareness-raising campaigns and support for victims.
They are also set to push for measures to enhance the digital literacy of children, parents and educators, and ask about plans to involve children in the implementation of the strategy.
A resolution will be put to a vote on Thursday.
The new European strategy for a “Better Internet for Kids”, adopted in May 2022, has three pillars: safe digital experiences that seek to protect children from harmful and illegal online content; empowerment or digital literacy, so that children can make informed choices; promoting active participation — giving children a say in the digital environment.
Procedure Code: 2023/2670(RSP)
Procedure: Oral question to the Commission, with resolution
Debate: Thursday 5 October
Vote: Thursday 5 October