about us

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As an Executive Member of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS), we work with government, industry, law enforcement, academia and other charities to keep children and young people safe online.

As part of this organisation, our vision is to create a world where all children and young people can safely enjoy the benefits of the digital world. 

We’re a not-for-profit organisation that has a simple purpose – to help keep children safe in the digital world.

As we’re backed by the UK’s most prominent internet industry players, BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media, and are supported by leading child online safety experts, we’re able to offer you the best advice and information available on tackling e-safety issues.

We’re passionate about keeping children safe online and are here to help you make the right decisions for you and your family. Whether you’re looking for information for the first time, or an old hand, our website has everything you need to help make your children’s online life fulfilling, fun and above all safe.

Why are we here?

The rate of technological change means that our children’s world is changing rapidly – the challenges we face as parents today is so different to previous generations.

Our latest Pace of Change Research (2015) shows that 48% of parents believe their children know more about the Internet than they do and, and 78% of children agree. It also shows that children are spending significantly longer on the internet than their parents – and twice as long on social media. Many parents simply don’t know where to turn for advice.

Access

of children aged 7-17 use a mobile phone to access the Internet¹

Private

of 7-10 year olds talk about private things online that they do not share with others face to face²

Our vision

Everything we do is designed to help keep children safe online. We do that by giving parents what they need to have great conversations with their children to:

Encourage them to behave safely online

Help them identify potential risks

Help limit the risks they may face online

Know what to do and where to go if they need help.

Our approach

We’ve created information that will help you to learn about, talk about and deal with the top e-safety issues that your child may face:

Learn about it

Find out more about e-safety issues: what they are and if you should be concerned.

Talk about it

It’s not easy to talk about some issues, here you’ll find tips on how you can start these conversations.

Deal with it

You’ll find practical advice on what you can do and links to organisations that can provide additional help and guidance.