SAFT - Safety, Awareness, Facts and Tools - is a pan-European project that aims to promote safe use of the Internet among children and young people
SAFT wants to teach children and teenagers how to reduce 'risk' behaviour and be responsible Internet users. It also works to empower parents, educators and the Internet industry to help children reach this goal.
The SAFT project will educate regarding problems such as inaccurate information, harmful material, intrusive advertising and online harassment, while at the same time emphasising the positive aspects of Internet use among young people.
The SAFT consortium comprises seven partners in five European countries:
A comparative study has been conducted in all SAFT partner countries with the aim of learning about Internet use and risk behaviour among young people. The knowledge gained from this survey has been used as the foundation of an extensive media awareness campaign.
SAFT continues to monitor children´s Internet use, and the results will be published on the national sites as well as on the international site. To read more about the research and the main results, visit web address ?
The EU Commission's Internet Action Plan supports the project.
SAFT has conducted extensive European surveys to find out more about what children actually do when they go online, and what parents know about their kid´s Internet use.
In total more than 10000 children and parents have been interviewed in this survey, lasting fom January to March 2003. The project continues to monitor children´s Internet use, and the results will be published here on our international site as well as on the different national sites.
The main objective of the survey was to map children and young peoples risk behaviour on the Internet on both a national and an international level. The target group was children between the age of 9 and16 years.
Some of the main national findings are :
The children filled out questionnaires in a classroom situation. The parents responded to a questionnaire via telephone. In total 4700 interviews were conducted, 1000 interviews each in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland, 700 in Ireland. The results are weighted according to national gender and age. Population distribution is collected from official statistics.