The EU Kids Online project aims to enhance knowledge of European children’s and parents’ experiences and practices regarding risky and safer use of the internet and new online technologies, and thereby to inform the promotion of a safer online environment for children. The project is funded by the EC Safer Internet Programme. The first EU Kids Online network started as a knowledge enhancement project in 2006. It finished in 2008, where a continuation of it EU Kids Online II commenced. In 2010, EU Kids Online III started, but this time as a Thematic Network. The Network is comprised of 33 countries from all over Europe.
This multi-national thematic network aims to stimulate and coordinate investigation into children's online uses, activities, risks and safety. It employs multiple methods to map European children's and parents' changing experience of the internet. It also sustains an active dialogue with national and European policy stakeholders.