“Alongside brilliant opportunities, the online world brings real-life dangers, and children are at risk every day. Children need to be protected from dangerous online material which can put them at risk of physical abuse and harm their mental health.
“This includes protection from online pornography, which can normalise abusive sexual behaviour and have a negative effect on what children view as healthy relationships.
“It’s vital that we have conversations with children and listen to them about their online experiences to influence change. Safer Internet Day is an important reminder that we must work together to make the online world a safe place for our children.”

Lynn Perry