UK Safer Internet Centre

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

  • 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 2020, we reached half of all children in the UK.

UK Parliament

We held a drop-in session in the UK Parliament in 2020 where parliamentarians could 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).

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