The BBC and Google have created great resources for families to stay safe online so, this partnership will highlight their work and help us to make families in the UK the most knowledgeable and engaged on children’s online safety.
In addition to celebrating our second year, we’re delighted to have two of the most well-know organisations join us to support our work in helping parents keep their children safe online.
Alice Webb, Director of BBC Children, said:
“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, Managing Director UK & Ireland, Google, commented:
“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.”
Baroness Shields, UK Minister for Internet Safety and Security, said:
“Since Internet Matters launched almost two years ago, it has provided a vital service for parents, as well as supporting other charities who are working to make the internet a safer place.
“It is when industry, government and everyone who plays a role in bringing up our children work together that the greatest progress can be made. Partnerships like that between Internet Matters, the BBC and Google ensure that young people can leverage all the Internet has to offer to learn, grow and achieve their potential.”
Carolyn Bunting, CEO of Internet Matters, said:
“We are here for all parents who are affected by the pace of change in the digital world, but who would like to know more, talk more and do more to protect their children.
We’re delighted to have the BBC and Google on board. With their immense combined energy and enthusiasm in this area, we hope the issue of internet safety will become even more a part of the DNA of society.”