‘We’re pleased to support Safer Internet Day again this year and recognise its importance in raising awareness for a safer internet for young people, encouraging everyone to play their part.
Today’s children are the first generation to be truly growing up online, but decisions about safety in the online world are made without them. And while technology is more popular than ever, avoiding online harm has become more complicated. This year’s theme of young people inspiring change draws important attention to adults listening to and acting on the valuable insights and expertise from young people.
If we are to ensure that every child is safe online then we need to give children a voice on what that safety looks like to them. We’re committed to this within our own work at the NSPCC with a new programme to amplify the voices and experiences of children and young people to help keep them safe online.’

Sir Peter Wanless