INTERNET : COALITION OF COMPANIES TO PROTECT CHILDREN ONLINE.

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Twenty-eight leading companies came together, on 1 December 2011, to form a new coalition to make the internet better and safer for children. For 2012, the founding coalition members have agreed a Statement of purpose'(1) agreeing to take action in five areas. This coalition is a response to the European Commission's wish to move forward quickly in this field, with a strategy planned for 2012.

"This new coalition should provide both children and parents with transparent and consistent protection tools to make the most of the online world," said the Commissioner for the Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes. "Working together, we will be setting the pace for the whole industry and have a great basis for fully empowering children online." The coalition members are: Apple, BSkyB, BT, Dailymotion, Deutsche Telekom, Facebook, France Telecom-Orange, Google, Hyves, KPN, Liberty Global, LG...

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