UK Safer Internet Centre

Safer Internet Day 2023

We are working for a world where everyone thrives online, safe from harm. 

The UK Safer Internet Centre is a unique partnership of three world-leading charities – IWF, Childnet and SWGfL – funded by Nominet.

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.


  • Deliver support services to keep people safe online, and support them if they experience harm. 
  • Help people develop the skills and knowledge they need to navigate online life safely and confidently.
  • Provide further understanding of online safety by bringing people, data and insight together across the three partners.
  • Push boundaries by listening to people and developing innovative solutions to shared problems in online safety.

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, protection and response.

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

  • Hotline for members of the public to report suspected child sexual abuse imagery online.
  • helpline to support professionals working with children and young people on online safety issues.
  • 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 2023, we reached over half of all children in the UK.

UK Parliament

We hold annual drop-in sessions and events in the UK Parliament around Safer Internet Day where parliamentarians can speak to children about their views.

Patricia Gibson MP talks about Safer Internet Day and the work of the UKSIC.

  • 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).

  • Report Harmful Content can help you to report harmful content online by providing up to date information on community standards and direct links to the correct reporting facilities across multiple platforms.

Find out more about IWF's work in the UK Safer Internet Centre here