techUK supports Safer Internet Day 2022
Safer Internet Day creates a welcome opportunity to celebrate the benefits of technology while informing a national conversation around how children, young people and adults can go about their online lives responsibly, respectfully and critically.
techUK members are creating the platforms and services which enable families and young people to connect, collaborate and form a sense of community. With this online opportunity comes inevitable risk from bad actors which makes it even more important for tech companies to develop digital skills initiatives and create more secure environments.
Safer Internet Day marks a useful day to showcase the range of different initiatives which are taking place across the tech sector and beyond. techUK members are supporting in a range of ways. To name a few:
- BT is celebrating the day through their Skills for Tomorrow courses which help support families develop essential skills.
- Samsung has partnered with safety experts to develop The Online Together Project for parents and children to learn about inclusivity online.
- Zoom is working closely with users to create new tools to support young people and prevent online abuse.
As we look ahead to the rest of 2022 and the upcoming Online Safety Bill, techUK and its members will continue to create solutions which support safe online experiences through making changes to systems and advancing digital skills initiatives for society.
Julian David, techUK CEO said:
"Tech innovation and the positive use of technology bring significant benefits to our daily lives. Our members are enabling young people, professionals, and families to socialise, learn, create, and work online through the products and services they design. Safer Internet Day marks an important day to showcase the opportunities of tech innovation and digital skills initiatives which are critical to allow society to feel safer and more resilient online."
Lulu is Head of Digital Regulation at techUK, working across areas related to digital regulation, such as online harms and competition.
Prior to working at techUK, Lulu worked at social enterprise Parent Zone for a number of years, heading up the Policy and Public Affairs team. Working closely with technology companies, Parliamentarians and schools, her focus was on building digital resilience to help improve outcomes for children growing up in a digital world.
Lulu holds a MA (Hons) in Human Rights Law from SOAS, and a BA (Hons) in Politics from the University of Exeter.
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