Children’s Commissioner for England – Anne Longfield

The internet is an amazing place that can provide children with so many amazing opportunities to learn and to express themselves. But it was never designed with children in mind and over the last few years we have all been playing catch up. I want every child using the internet to be safe and happy when they’re doing so. The big tech companies need to raise their game and take more responsibility to ensure that children can benefit from their platforms in ways that are appropriate to their age. They should be held to account when they fail to do so.

My message to all children on Safer Internet Day is to enjoy the great benefits that the online world brings, but also to speak up if you have a problem. As Children’s Commissioner for England, I’ll continue to make sure your voices are heard by the politicians and tech companies so that they can do more to make the internet a safer place for children to spend time.