Childnet

Childnet is a UK-based charity set up to empower children, families and schools in the digital age, and its vision is to make the internet a great a safe place for children. It delivers education sessions and educational resources, and works closely with key stakeholders to help make the internet a better place for young people. In its role as the UK Safer Internet Centre, Childnet coordinates Safer Internet Day in the UK.

Childnet is a UK-based charity set up to empower children, families and schools in the digital age, and its vision is to make the internet a great a safe place for children.

Launching in 1995, just two years after the public launch of the open web, it has stayed at the cutting edge of the latest tech trends by speaking to thousands of children and parents face-to-face each year in schools across the UK.

Childnet has created a number of innovative resources, from the recently launched app version of its celebrated children’s storybook, Digiduck’s Big Decision, to its award-winning suite of cyberbullying resources, Let’s Fight IT Together, which includes films, interactive games and government-backed guidance for schools. Childnet continually seeks to help the most vulnerable in society, recently launching resources for young people with autism spectrum disorders, and for foster carers and adoptive parents.

Childnet achieves a wider impact through influencing best practice and policy in education and the internet industry, both in the UK and internationally. Childnet sits on the UK Council for Child Internet Safety and is the only European organisation on Facebook’s Safety Advisory Board, placing them in an unrivalled position to shape the online environment so popular with young people.

In 2010 Childnet was appointed by the European Commission as the UK Safer Internet Centre, together with SWGfL and IWF. In this role Childnet coordinates Safer Internet Day, which has grown tenfold in the last four years, and in 2014 reached 25% of UK children, 18% of teens and 10% of parents.

Services

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  1. Whether you’re puzzled by parental controls or would like to know more about gaming, the parents and carers section of child net can help. We all know that it can sometimes be challenging to keep up to speed with what children and young people are doing online. Luckily on this site you’ll find a whole host of useful ways to keep your child safe.

  2. The internet is an amazing place and a wonderful resource and the information provided at Child Net helps to make the internet a great and safe place for children and young people. Visit our website to find the latest information on the sites and services that you like to use, plus information about mobiles, gaming, downloading, social networking and much more.

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