Deutsche Telekom Group supports Child Online Safety Initiative

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At today’s Safer Internet Day, EU Vice-President Neelie Kroes presents the results of her 2012 child online safety initiative.

Deutsche Telekom has actively supported her initiative and contributes tangible and feasible measures to further improve child safety in Deutsche Telekom’s 11 EU markets. These EU-wide measures include for example the introduction of reporting mechanism for inappropriate or illegal content as well as the proposition of youth protection software for mobile and fixed. To sustainably anchor child online safety, all Telekom-subsidiaries will announce Child Safety Officers. Invited by Vice-President Kroes, together with other ICT-Industries Deutsche Telekom had worked intensively to identify effective solutions for child online safety throughout 2012. In this scope, Deutsche Telekom builds on its well-proven engagement in child online safety. For many years already, Deutsche Telekom supports parents, children and adolescents with plenty of measures regarding the safe use of mobiles and the internet. To further child safety within the fast changing internet, jointly with other industries Deutsche Telekom co-founded the 'ICT Coalition for a Safer Internet for Children and Young People' last year. Through this initiative, industries continuously cooperate closely with the EU Commission.