NCB welcomes UK internet safety strategy
Wednesday 9 December 2009
NCB welcomes the coalition of government,
industry and charities who today (Tuesday 8 December 2009) launched
the first UK internet safety strategy, to help children and young
people stay safe online.
The first ever internet safety strategy, 'Click Clever Click
Safe' , was drawn up by the UK Council for Child Internet Safety
(UKCCIS) and launched by the Prime Minister at the first UKCCIS
Summit in London.
Sally Whitaker, deputy chief executive NCB, said: 'We know from
our work with the Anti-Bullying Alliance and the recent
Anti-Bullying Week campaign: Stay Safe in Cyberspace, that children
and young people are just as vulnerable in the virtual world as
they are in real life. We need to make sure that we teach our young
people how to manage online risks, just as we teach them to look
both ways when crossing the road and not to talk to strangers. So
they are free to enjoy, be entertained and learn from everything
the internet and new technology has to offer.'