David Austin OBE, Chief Executive, BBFC

Safer Internet Day remains more important than ever to continue to amplify the importance of protecting children and young people online, and we are proud to once again be supporting the initiative. Our core goal at the BBFC is to enable people in the UK to choose age-appropriate films, videos and websites, wherever and however they watch or use them. In particular, we want to help children and parents choose what content is right for them and avoid what’s not.
“Alongside this, our Education team develops a range of teacher and parent-focused resources available on our website that are specifically designed for this purpose. This includes fact sheets for parents and caregivers, free classroom handouts and posters, as well as downloadable PSHE Association accredited resources.”
“It was a pleasure to be invited to return as a member of the judging panel for the Welsh Government’s Hwb Safer Internet Day short film competition. It’s a great initiative to get the children creatively showcasing their understanding of how to be safe online and respect one another in digital spaces, and this year’s entries really impressed us all. Excitingly, each shortlisted film has been classified by our compliance team and the finalists will all be receiving an official BBFC Black Card. I look forward to congratulating all finalists at the celebration event in Cardiff this week.”

David Austin OBE