Damian Hinds, Security Minister

“Our children and young people spend an enormous amount of time online on social interactions, learning, and entertainment. The cyber space, unfortunately, is also used by ruthless criminal gangs to mislead and exploit minors.
“I fully support the Safer Internet Day initiative and many organisations from across the country in raising awareness of various cyber dangers and promoting a safer use of digital technology.
“I remain committed to progressing our ground-breaking Online Safety Bill to make the UK the safest place to be online. With this legislation we want to crack down on the despicable exploitation and abuse that happens on the Internet.”