We consider it our obligation to take rigorous action against depictions of child abuse on the Internet. We have been involved in an EU-wide fight against the depiction of child abuse since 2007 in the European Framework for Safer Mobile Use by Younger Teenagers and Children. Since 2008 we have been committed to combating the spread of such content together with other mobile providers in a global association.
Since 2013 we have been actively participating in two cross-industry coalitions committed to fighting child abuse on the Internet, the "CEO Coalition to make the Internet a better place for kids" and the "ICT Coalition for the Safer Use of Connected Devices and Online Services by Children and Young People in the EU."
New structures for cooperation on child safety on the Internet
We were involved in the work of the Centre for Child Protection on the Internet (I-KiZ) until the end of 2016. The I-KiZ was dissolved at the end of 2016. However, the important fields of activity of the forum were assumed by existing networks. The safer-internet.de association, for example, took over the jugend.support advice and help system. The No Gray Areas project is now being coordinated by jugendschutz-net – with the assistance of Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle Multimedia-Diensteanbieter e.V. (FSM, association for the voluntary self-monitoring of multimedia service providers). We are actively supporting this initiative as well.