Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Protecting Children Online: still time to have your say

We have been delighted by the response to our campaign website,  Hundreds of people have taken the time to let the government know their views on how best to protect children online.

The consultation on how children should be protected online is an historic opportunity for us to let the government know our views and demand change.

We have just over a week left to make our views known before the consultation closes on 6th September.  Are you able to help to spread the word?

  • Could you tell your friends and family and encourage them to respond?

  • Could you let your email contacts know?

  • Could you ask for details to be included in notices going out from networks to which you belong such as schools or churches?

  • If you use Facebook or Twitter could you send a link to your friends or followers?

  • If you have school-age children could you bring it to the attention of the staff their school?

The government’s consultation has been timed to run for just 10 weeks over the summer period so it’s possible that many people may have missed it which is why it’s vital that we reach as many people as possible before it closes on 6th September.

Our campaign website  is a one-stop-shop where users can find facts about the issues, links to key resources and an online response form with some handy hints all in the same place.  We have tried to make it as user-friendly as possible.

Unlike the Department of Education website, users of Safeonline will not need to download or save responses; everything can be done quickly and easily on the site.   Users will not have to answer any questions they don’t want to and, although the Government would welcome comments, they need only tick boxes to indicate their preferences if they prefer which should take no longer than five minutes and enable everyone to have their say.

We have an excellent opportunity to send a message
right to the heart of government: please don’t miss it.

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