The Children’s Media Foundation

UK Safer Internet Centre

The UK Safer Internet Centre is a partnership of three leading organisations: SWGfLChildnet International and Internet Watch Foundation with a mission to promote the safe and responsible use of technology for young people.

The partnership was appointed by the European Commission as the Safer Internet Centre for the UK in January 2011 and is one of the 31 Safer Internet Centres of the Insafe network. The centre has three main functions:

  1. Awareness Centre: to provide advice and support to children and young people, parents and carers, schools and the children's workforce and to coordinate Safer Internet Day across UK.
  2. Helpline: to provide support to professionals working with children and young people with online safety issues.
  3. Hotline: an anonymous and safe place to report and remove child sexual abuse imagery and videos, wherever they are found in the world.

Their Research Highlight Series offers parents synopses of key research reports related to matters of concern for young people online.