Tessy Ojo CBE, CEO, The Diana Award
“Whilst the internet allows young people to build connections and relationships beyond their immediate community, helping them take their place on a global stage, we also know that their safety whilst online remains a huge concern to thousands of young people as well as their carers and parents.
This is why we welcome Safer Internet Day 2023, which celebrates young people’s voices at the heart of the day and encourages them to shape the online safety support that they receive.
We all at The Diana Award remain committed to empowering and supporting young people with the tools to identify their own vulnerabilities online as well as take responsibility for the wellbeing of their peers. We are delighted that our recently completed DEMOS evaluation showed that After training, 97% of Anti-Bullying Ambassadors feel they can spot when bullying behaviour is happening to someone online and 94% report having the tools and skills to report bullying behaviour that they see happening online.
We remain committed to ensuring that across our programmes of work, from our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Programme to our Development programme, we empower young people with the tools to thrive both on and offline.”