Executive Summary " This report is a part of the European Commission s commitment to and support of the self-regulatory initiative from social networks to implement Safer Social Networking Principles signed by 20 social networking companies in 2009.The report analyzes the 19 self-declarations1 submitted by the signatories of the Principles as well as 25 of the services offered among these companies in order to give an overview of the general level of implementation. All services have been tested in their original language version by a team of 13 national and two lead experts. " The report consists of two parts the first part gives an overall analysis of findings across the services evaluated. The second part consists of individual testing reports for all SNSs that have signed the agreement. " Comparing the compliance between the Principles and what is reported in the selfdeclaration reports excellent compliance is found with eight SNSs, eight services have good compliance, five services have fair compliance, and one service has poor compliance. " On an overall level, the compliance between what is stated in the self-declaration reports against what is found on the services themselves is assessed with the following results: " Excellent compliance is found with two SNSs, ten services have good compliance, ten services have fair compliance, while no service is assessed as having poor compliance between the self-declaration and what was found on the service during testing. " Principle 3 ( empower users ) Principle 6 ( Encourage safe use approach to Privacy ) are the principles best implemented. Also Principle 1 ( Raise awareness ) has a high score on compliance. " Principle 2 ( Age-appropriate services ) and Principle 4 ( Easy to use mechanisms for reporting violations ) are assessed to be the principles where the compliance between what is stated in the self-declaration and what is observed on the service itself is the lowest, as the majority of services are assessed to be partially compliant. " Comparing the self-declaration reports with the services themselves, there is a general under-reporting on measures and tools available on the site. On the negative side this indicates that the self-declaration reports are incomplete; on the positive side more relevant safety measures are available to the ordinary user than stated by the SNSs.