Safer Internet 2009-2013 builds upon the successful Safer Internet plus programme started in 2005 and will have a budget of ?55 million. Encompassing recent communications services from the web 2.0, such as social networking, the new programme will fight not only illegal content but also harmful conduct such as grooming and bullying. A new action will aim to build up the knowledge base.
The new Safer Internet programme will now go through a process of co-decision in the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union. The final adoption of the programme is expected in early 2009.