ONLINE SAFETY FEARS
PLENTY of interesting – and worrying – news came out of this year’s Safer Internet Day (Tuesday 6 February).
Both UNICEF and the NSPCC made headlines for revealing some startling facts about the safety of young people online in 2018.
UNICEF drew attention to a report that revealed that one in three of the world’s internet users is a child, but that too little is being done to keep all of them safe from online dangers. UNICEF is calling on “governments, families and schools” to help further protect young people.
Meanwhile, children’s charity the NSPCC has been pointing fingers at the UK Government, saying that it had broken a promise made ten years ago. In 2008, the Government supported 38 proposals to make young people safer online. But the NSPCC says 11 of them have been ignored. The charity is now calling for immediate action to protect children online.