According to the European Union, the Internet was not created with children in mind and its proposal to change that is being spearheaded by its online age authentication software.
Since the Web operates under a cloak of anonymity, predators can lurk around websites virtually undetected and this can be especially dangerous for kids who do not understand what to look out for when surfing online. While the software is still in its early development, the move toward a safer online environment has been discussed at great length in countries all over the world.
By creating a system by which to monitor who is visiting certain sites and how old they are, the hope is that online sexual predators can be detected from the onset. As part of this initiative, the EU is also implementing educational online safety programs and software to help users report harmful content they find online.