Mum of two and ex-Steps band member Claire Richards today (Tuesday 5th February) joined TalkTalk’s toy soldiers to celebrate 10 years of Safer Internet Day. The soldiers used by TalkTalk in their HomeSafe campaign visibly represent the protection that Homesafe offers customers by protecting children from
inappropriate content coming into the home via the internet.

Broadband provider TalkTalk offers the most complete online security through HomeSafe, the UK's first and only control service that's built into the broadband itself, allowing parents to control what their children are exposed to on all their internet enabled devices at network level.

TalkTalk is supporting Safer Internet Day as part of its commitment to helping its customers and families to be safer online. Safer Internet Day is organised every year by the UK Safer Internet Centre, for its commitment to promoting safe, responsible use of online technology for children and young people.

Claire said: “Safer Internet Day is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of internet safety, especially for children. I am a mum of two and anything that can be done to reduce my children’s exposure to harmful content online is a great thing.”

Dido Harding, TalkTalk CEO said: “As one of the UK’s leading broadband companies, TalkTalk takes it role in helping to protect families and children very seriously. Homesafe offers a unique and ground breaking service that makes everyday a Safer Internet Day by offering customers the most complete and
comprehensive online security against online threats.”

Claire posed with children and ten toy soldiers, each representing a year that Safer Internet Day has helped protect families online.

For further information about HomeSafe visit