We are pleased to announce that goHenry has been selected as a member of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS). goHenry is now amongst a select group of more than 200 organisations across government, law enforcement, education, and charitable sectors who are working together to make the Internet a safe space for children.
UKCCIS was launched in September 2008 in response to Dr Tanya Byron’s report 'Safer Children in a Digital World’. Working directly with the Prime Minister, the Council aims to improve the regulation and education of Internet usage, confront online bullying, develop safer search tools and combat violent video games.
UKCCIS has created a more family-friendly online environment by drawing up a code of practice with service providers, including making parental controls easier to set up. UKCCIS also give advice on effective Internet safety messages, social networking and moderation to industry providers, and compile research on Internet safety.
We believe the Internet offers fantastic benefits for children, not least in learning and communicating with others. However, we also understand that children can be vulnerable when using the Internet. Being a member of the UKCCIS underlines our commitment to helping safeguard children as they are online and helping to ensure that parents know their children are safe whilst using the Internet.
The UKCCIS Board is jointly chaired by Edward Timpson MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families, Damian Green MP, Minister of State for Police and Criminal Justice and Ed Vaizey, MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries.