Who we are
The UK Safer Internet Centre is a unique partnership of three world-leading charities – Childnet, IWF and SWGfL. We work together to identify threats and harms online and then create and deliver critical advice, resources, and interventions that help keep children and young people safe.
A bridge between Government, industry, law enforcement and society, we are the engine of the online protection landscape in the UK, dealing with both prevention and response.
Unlike any other organisation in this space, we share skills and expertise to identify emerging threats, take direct action against them, and provide support to children, young people and those who care for them, with an end-to-end approach. Here’s a report on our achievements.
What we provide
- A Hotline for members of the public to report suspected child sexual abuse imagery online.
- A helpline to support professionals working with children and young people on online safety issues.
- A platform for people to report harmful content online which is not related to child sexual abuse material.
- An awareness centre, incorporating educational, outreach and engagement programmes for children, families and teachers, as well as providing a youth platform and facilitating youth engagement.
Safer Internet Day
We run UK Safer Internet Day, the critical touchpoint each year in the education of young people across the UK about online safety. Our reach is unparalleled by any other organisation working in this space. In 2020, we reached half of all children in the UK.
We held a drop-in session in the UK Parliament where parliamentarians could speak to children about their views.
Patricia Gibson MP talks about Safer Internet Day and the work of the UKSIC.
Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP
Carla Lockhart MP
Rt Hon Caroline Nokes MP
Carolyn Harris MP
Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Digital Minister
Chris Elmore MP, Chair of the Social Media APPG
Daniel Zeichner MP
David Rutley MP
Dr Lisa Cameron MP
Jason McCartney MP
Jim Shannon MP
John Howell MP
Martyn Day MP
Michael Tomlinson MP
Ms Nusrat Ghani MP
Nia Griffith MP
Nigel Huddleston MP
Owen Thompson MP
Patricia Gibson MP
Rosie Cooper MP
Links and resources
The Professionals Online Safety Helpline (POSH) – To support professionals working with children and young people in the UK.
Online Safety Training - Online safety training for staff, children and parents, delivered by experts from SWGfL both face-to-face or online.
Project Evolve – Free digital education toolkit to prepare learners for the digital world.
360 Degree Safe – an online safety self-review tool for schools.
STAR SEND Toolkit - Teaching toolkit to equip, enable and empower educators with the relevant knowledge to support young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND).