Government support for Safer Internet Day 2014
We are delighted to see cross-government support for Safer Internet Day 2014, and we're pleased to share the following statements of support.
Prime Minister David Cameron said:
“I’m delighted to support Safer Internet Day and the work of the UK Safer Internet Centre. As a father of young children, I know how much parents worry about what their kids can see online. Under this Government, we have seen progress, with the introduction of family friendly filters and Google and Microsoft clamping down on child abuse images online. There is nothing more important than protecting our children; Government, industry, charity and parents all have a part to play.”
Communications Minister Ed Vaizey:
“The internet is one of the most profound and era‑changing inventions in human history. While it can bring huge benefits it has also posed some real difficulties particularly in terms of protecting children from harmful content.”
“Safer Internet Day is an excellent reminder of the responsibility we all share for making the internet safe. Making the internet safe and enjoyable for all means everyone playing a part and taking responsibility.”
Maria Miller MP will be opening the youth event on Safer Internet Day and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and the Department for Education have joined the Safer Internet Day supporters list.
Children and Families Minister Edward Timpson:
“Simple conversations can help keep children stay safe online, so it is fantastic to see the UK Safer Internet Centre helping parents talk about this important issue with their children.”
“Safer Internet Day is a great initiative to raise awareness about staying safe and being a good online citizen. Children from the age of five will be soon be taught how to stay safe and communicate safely and respectfully when they go online.”