Peter Wanless, Chief Executive, NSPCC:
“Over the last week news of how social networks are still failing to design basic safety for children into their services has been rife. We know that the internet provides an amazing opportunity for young people to explore and connect, but they should not be subjected to unnecessary risk.
Now more than ever we need to be talking openly and regularly with our children about their online lives as well as their life offline. That way if they come across something that is not age appropriate or unsettling they will have the confidence to raise that concern with a trusted adult.
We are proud to support Safer Internet Day and be involved in the crucial national debate about what more must be done to create a safer internet for children so they can benefit from the exciting possibilities it offers.”