Childnet International

Broadband Security actively supports making child protection on the Internet a priority and works with Childnet to support them in the continuing production of important education resources and in promoting key internet safety messages to children, young people, parents and carers.

Established in 1995, Childnet International is a registered charity working with children, young people, teachers, parents and carers, industry, as well as government and policy makers to help make the Internet a great and safe place for children, both in the UK and on a global level. For the past twelve years, Childnet has sought to promote the positive use of technology by highlighting the creative and beneficial things that children are doing with new technology, as well as responding to the potential risks.

In partnership with the UK Government and others, Childnet has developed a number of resources designed to help young people and parents assess and manage the risks that they may encounter online, including advice on cyber bullying and the award winning Know IT All resource.

Know IT All for Parents (KIA) is a multimedia interactive learning resource produced by Childnet for parents to equip them in getting the most out of the Internet and keeping their children safe online.

KIA provides clear guidance on how a potentially abusive material can be reported and to whom it should be reported, sign-posts other resources for parents, as well as gives advice on reporting other online incidences such as cyber bullying. An important feature of the resource is the Family Agreement Tool, an interactive section which allows the user to review a list of rules which they can discuss with their family and agree on together before printing and implementing it as they use the Internet.

KIA serves diverse cultures within the UK and has been translated into 8 languages including Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Mandarin, Polish, Punjabi, Urdu and British Sign Language. Additionally, it also uses video and interactive technologies to help communicate and make often complex issues easy to understand and accessible.

1 million copies of KIA in CD Rom format have been ordered and distributed and it’s also available on its website: www.childnet.com/kia.

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