Education is the path to a better Internet

11 Mar 2013
Ref: 21/2013

To make the Internet safer, European countries should favour education and empowerment over centralized policing, argues the European Economic and Social Committee.

Social networking and new online technologies have triggered the development of flexible communication tools across a broad spectrum of our lives, work and culture. At the same time, however, the growth of the digital society has given rise to potentially harmful or illegal content and activities, exposing Internet users to substantial risks.