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Government announces £500k funding for the UK Safer Internet Centre

On Boxing Day, Nicky Morgan MP announced that the government is committing £500,000 to the UK Safer Internet Centre to help it to continue its important work supporting children, families and schools.

In the Government's press release, Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan, said:

"From my conversations with parents I know how worried parents are about keeping their children safe online.

"This isn’t just about what they may be exposed to but ensuring that parents’ pockets are also not hit by the unauthorised purchasing of apps and games - something very easily done.

"But this isn’t just a problem for parents, schools have a role to play too, which is why we have put online safety at the heart of the curriculum and I am delighted to announce extra funding to ensure children are given the information and tools they need to protect themselves online."

This funding will enable the UK Safer Internet Centre to deliver a range of work to help equip teachers and schools to support children online, including:

  • cyberbullying guidance for schools with regional events

  • new educational multimedia resources for PSHE lessons

  • funding for the UK Safer Internet Centre's helpline for professionals

  • a series of online safety briefing events for teachers and the wider children's workforce

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