Liberty Global, Inc. (“Liberty Global”) (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB and LBTYK), together with European Schoolnet (EUN) and the European Commission, has today launched a video that tackles the parental concern of ‘Who are your kids talking to online?’ to mark the 10 th anniversary of Safer Internet Day. This three-minute video is the first in a series of animations called ‘The Digital Universe of Your Children’ that aims to help parents strengthen their digital parenting skills by empowering them with the knowledge and resources needed to protect their children online.
‘Who are your kids talking to online?’ provides practical tips on eight key online issues that youngsters might encounter when using the web, including: Privacy on Social Networks, Online Gaming, Blocking, Risks Online, Online Friends, Meeting Strangers, Personal Information, and Online Reputation. The video will be rolled out across Liberty Global’s operations and is available in several language versions including English, Dutch, German, Hungarian, Czech, and Spanish. To view the video visit the Liberty Global CR Video Gallery.
Manuel Kohnstamm, Senior Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of Liberty Global said, “We believe that the best way to protect younger users is to educate and empower them with the information and tools they need to safeguard themselves. Building on the tools that we have created to date, this appealing new animation series encourages parents to actively engage with their children regarding their online activities. Digital parenting in an open dialogue should be a natural part of modern parenthood."
Facts and information provided by the animation draw on findings from the EU Kids Online Study. Professor Sonia Livingstone, Professor of Social Psychology at the London School of Economics (LSE) and Director of the Study said, “I really welcome the development of this lively and engaging resource, as it does a great job of informing parents about what their children are doing online. It’s important to debunk some myths and realize that, for most children, the internet is far more an opportunity than a source of worry.”