Safer Internet Day 2017 and Growing Up Digital
Anne Longfield supports Safer Internet Day 2017.
“The internet is an incredible force for good but when it was created, it was not designed with children in mind. Safer Internet Day 2017 serves as a reminder that we need to rethink the way we prepare children for the digital world and promote their safe, responsible and positive use of digital platforms.
“My research into children’s online lives - Growing Up Digital – found that children are largely left to fend for themselves in the digital world. That is why I called for compulsory digital citizenship programmes in schools; a digital ombudsman to stand up for children’s rights online; and for access to data about the complaints children make to social media companies. Social media companies also need to simplify their terms and conditions so children know what they are signing up to when they join them. The internet has become ingrained in every aspect of children’s lives. We need to ensure that they benefit from its opportunities safely.”
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Shining a light on the experiences of children with mental health needs11/10/2017 12:20:00
Blog posted by: Anne Longfield, 10 October 2017.
Children’s Commissioner launches social media giants’ terms and conditions ‘jargon-buster’ to give kids more power in digital world02/10/2017 12:10:00
Blog posted by: Anne Longfield – 29 September 2017.
Why the Government body for judging compensation for the victims of child abuse is getting it wrong20/09/2017 09:20:00
For a victim who has been through child sexual abuse or exploitation, or an adult survivor, receiving compensation for the injuries and trauma that took place when they were a child will never in itself act as closure or make up for the damage that has been done.