Our Partners recognise that industry has a responsibility to help parents keep their children safe online. Their significant support and investment is critical to ensuring Internet Matters is able to provide free online safety information and connect parents with the best resources from other expert organisations.
Our Partners are committed to the vision of creating an industry-wide coalition dedicated to making the UK’s parents and children the most knowledgeable and engaged in the world in the area of online safety.
Gavin Patterson, BT Chief Executive
“We are very pleased to be a part of this joint effort across the broadband industry to help families to get the best advice and support about online safety. We’re focused on the issue of online safety, and awareness, expert advice and support are crucial in making sure that parents feel confident in using the protections that are offered by ISPs.”
Jeremy Darroch, Sky Chief Executive
"From the very beginning we have supported Internet Matters’ aim to help families enjoy the best of the internet with peace of mind. Every day we help millions of Sky customers protect their children from inappropriate content. We have developed Sky Broadband Shield with parental control features such as watershed settings, and this has been automatically activated in many Sky homes. Internet safety will always be our priority for our customers, and Internet Matters provides them with very valuable additional support".
Dido Harding, TalkTalk Chief Executive
“We want to keep our children safe in the virtual world, just as much as we do in the real world. That’s why we joined forces with other providers to ensure parents are well informed and equipped with all they need to keep their children safe online.”
Tom Mockridge, Virgin Media Chief Executive
“Being online opens up huge opportunities for us all and we believe technology should be celebrated for making good things happen. But there are also questions and challenges we need to tackle and, with significant support from across the broadband industry, Internet Matters will help ensure all our customers make the most of the parental controls, tools and information we provide to help them stay safe online.”
Alice Webb, Director, BBC Children’s
“We’re delighted to join forces with Internet Matters. Keeping our young audience safe online has long been a priority for the BBC and we have an important role to play in helping to make sure messages about staying safe online hit home. Today, kids spend more time online than ever before, so equipping them for the digital world has never been more important.”
Eileen Naughton, MD Google UK and Ireland
“Google believes deeply in technology’s ability to unlock creativity, and we work hard to ensure that parents and children have the tools and knowledge they need to make smart and responsible choices online. We’re excited to be joining Internet Matters, and will continue to work with organisations across the child safety community to ensure that more families are able to safely open up the creativity, learning and fun the Internet has to offer.”
Sebastian James, Group Chief Executive, Dixons Carphone
“Dixons Carphone are excited to be the first retailer to join Internet Matters. As the leading electrical and technology retailer, this partnership indicates our commitment to support connected homes and families. We want everybody to embrace new technologies, with a good understanding of how to maximise the benefits, while minimising the risk.”
Antigone Davis, Facebook Head of Global Safety Policy
“People come to Facebook to share their stories, see the world through the eyes of others and connect with friends and family. Our mission is to give people the power to share and to make the world more open and connected. We want everyone to feel safe when using Facebook. That’s why Internet Matters is so important – we are delighted to work with them to help to provide free online safety information and connect parents with the best resources from other expert organisations.”