Julia Davidson OBE, Director of the Institute for Connected Communities, University of East London, and Chair of the UK Council for Internet Safety Evidence Group

The pandemic has presented challenges and it becomes increasingly important to recognise the potential for online harm and to consider how online risk might be mitigated. It has never been more important to come together to promote a safer Internet for children and young people. Safer Internet Day offers an important opportunity to both raise awareness and celebrate young people online.