Digital Minister Chris Philp

“We want young people to be able to trust the tech they use and take advantage of the internet’s fantastic opportunities. We will shortly introduce pioneering new laws to make online companies accountable for protecting children from harms such as cyberbullying, glorifying suicide and pornography.

“But laws alone are not enough. We need to empower young people with skills and knowledge to make safer choices online, which we are doing through our Online Media Literacy Strategy. Safer Internet Day is a perfect opportunity to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology.”