As the UK’s leading provider of content for children, keeping young people safe online is at the very heart of the BBC’s public service remit.
What we are doing together
The BBC and Internet Matters believe that working together to address specific issues at the same time is the best way to capture the attention of both children and parents and achieve the greatest impact.
Utilising controls and tech tools
In February 2018, the BBC launched Own It, a website full of fun and empowering tips, insight, stories and advice to help 8-12 year olds get the most out of their time online.
It aims to help children develop the confidence and resilience to tackle the everyday challenges they face in the digital world. Own It covers everything from online privacy and avoiding cyberbullying, through to dealing with the everyday dilemmas and worries children face online, as well as having fun.
Own It works with charities like Internet Matters to provide help and advice for children and parents.
Offering advice at the right time
We collaborate together at key consumer events across the year including CarFest, CBeebies Christmas Show and most recently the CBBC Summer Social, where we supported with the delivery of masterclasses for children on safe and impactful vlogging, alongside key safety advice for parents.
Empowering people with practical support
We’ve worked together to create an interactive guide with the BBC, to give families practical tips on how you can keep children safe online. It covers seven key areas such as ‘Taking control with tech’ and ‘What kind of parent am I?
Why support Internet Matters
The BBC’s work on online safety is complementary to the work we do at Internet Matters. Whilst we are parent-facing, BBC’s Own It speaks to children and addresses the issues they face as they make their way through their digital lives.
The BBC use our latest research pieces to create content for children and parents that is informed and evidence-based.