'Have your Say' survey results

06 Sep 2016 UK SIC

Young people’s perspectives about their online rights and responsibilities

This Safer Internet Day, the UK Safer Internet Centre was delighted to launch the findings of the UK’s largest ever survey of young people’s attitudes toward online rights and responsibilities. Over 24,000 young people age 7-19 from across the UK responded to the survey, and a further 90 young people explored these findings in focus groups.

The result is the development of primary and secondary school charters of online rights and responsibilities, which are being presented to government today:

The report explores the full findings of the survey and we hope that it offers an insight into the experiences of children and young people online, and highlights to all of us working in this space; parents, teachers, government, industry and those providing the services used, what our responsibilities are as we continue to engage with children and young people.

Promoting a safer and better internet for children and young people involves promoting their online rights – to be safe online, to report concerns and to manage their privacy, and more – while also developing children’s understanding of their own responsibilities to support their friends and be kind online.

Read the full report:

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