By monitoring external initiatives, performing benchmarks and promoting the exchange of best practices the European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association (ETNO) has been encouraging its member companies to maintain a continuous and proactive approach to Child Safety, based on three essential pillars:
Education and awareness: ETNO companies promote knowledge and responsible use of ICT services through educational programmes targeted at young people, parents and teachers, through online material and campaigns.
Safer and better products and services: ETNO members continuously strive to make their services better and safer with the development of specially designed services for young people and children (special tariffs, dedicated areas and quality content, function-limited mobile devices, cost control solutions) and the inclusion of safety features in “established” broadband, mobile and IPTV services, such as parental control tools, PINs, reporting options, privacy settings and content classification.
Cooperation and Self-Regulation: ETNO members are committed to self-regulation and engage in national, European and international collaborative initiatives addressing Child Safety.
Keywords: Protecting Child Safety Online, Digital and high-speed communication networks for human rights, European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association (ETNO)