United Kingdom Safer Internet Centre
Awareness centreEmail address: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.saferinternet.org.uk http://www.facebook.com/saferinternetuk http://www.twitter.com/UK_SIC https://www.youtube.com/uksic
HelplineEmail address: email@example.com Website: http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/about/helpline https://www.facebook.com/Professionals-Online-Safety-Helpline-114275378652498/timeline/ https://twitter.com/UK_SIChelpline
HotlineWebsite: http://www.iwf.org.uk https://www.facebook.com/InternetWatchFoundation http://twitter.com/IWFhotline https://www.youtube.com/user/IWFhotline
Childnet and SWGfL form the core of the awareness centre and devise innovative and effective campaigns and resources focusing on educating children and young people, teachers and the children's workforce, parents and carers on how to be responsible and creative users of the internet. The Safer Internet Day (SID) campaign we have led for the last eight years has seen phenomenal reach across the whole of the UK and each year we engage a growing number of partners and carers, young people, and teachers. In 2018, over 1,700 organisations were involved in celebrating the day, reaching 45 per cent of UK youth and 30 per cent of UK parents.
SWGfL also run the only helpline in the Insafe network dedicated to supporting professionals, working with children and young people, with online safety issues. It has become well established and recognised over the last five years, winning an award for its service in 2016.
IWF run the hotline for reporting and removal of criminal online content, specifically child sexual abuse content. They are a centre of excellence and support the creation of such hotlines globally. IWF are the first hotline to start proactively searching for this content and have recently, along with industry, piloted hashing of child sexual abuse images to speed up the identification and removal of this content worldwide.
At the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC), we have a good track record of developing and nurturing partnerships. Our SID stakeholder planning meetings enable us to engage over 150 key organisations to plan and promote the day, and we have over 1,000 key stakeholders signed up to our Safer Internet Day Communications list. The SIC is represented on the UKCCIS (UK Council for Child Internet Safety) Executive Board, the Anti-Bullying Alliance Advisory Board, Internet Matters Advisory Board, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Young People & Technology and the National Education Network, which allows us to access other important networks for national cooperation and dissemination. The UK SIC is also represented, by way of the IWF, on the National Crime Agency Child Exploitation and Online Protection command (CEOP) Strategic Governance Board, WePROTECT International Advisory Board, European Financial Coalition, UK Internet Governance Forum and ITU Child Online Protection Partnership.
The UK SIC has developed good relationships with UK government including the Home Office, the Department for Education, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Government Equalities Office and the Ministry of Justice, as well as the special adviser team at No10 to Prime Minister Theresa May. We also work closely with the devolved governments of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to provide expertise around shaping their national internet safety strategies.
Our Advisory Board includes members from a wide range of organisations including industry (including ISPs and other industry service providers), charity, academic, government and law enforcement:
1) Government ministries: Government Equalities Office, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (UK Council for Child Internet Safety), Department for Education
2) Police: NCA CEOP Command
3) Industry: Microsoft Google, Facebook TalkTalk, Telefonica O2, Twitter
4) Media organisations: BBC, Disney
5) NGOs: Diana Award, Insafe, NSPCC, Anti-Bullying Alliance, Kidscape
6) Teaching organisations: National Association of Headteachers, NASUWT, a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT)
7) Parenting organisations: Family Lives, Internet Matters
8) User organisations: Marie Collins Foundation, Office for the Children's Commissioner for England, London Grid for Learning & Islington Council
9) Academia: LSE