TalkTalk is supporting Safer Internet Day 2016 as part of its commitment to helping its customers and families be safer online. Organised by the UK Safer Internet Research Centre, Safer Internet Day this year has the theme ‘Play your part for a better internet’ and calls upon young people, parents, teachers, companies, policymakers, social workers, law enforcers and others to help create a better internet.
Working together with the other major ISPs, TalkTalk helped to form Internet Matters, a not for profit organisation that helps parents to keep their children safer online. A recent study by Internet Matters reveals how most children realise the potential dangers of the internet but aren’t taking enough care to make sure they are safe.
To support Safer Internet Day, Internet Matters is encouraging parents to find out more about their children’s online behaviour and will be sharing a promotional video and number of downloadable resources for parents and schools on its website. It has also recently launched CyberSense, a new, interactive tablet app that parents and children play together to answer online safety questions.
TalkTalk led the industry when it comes to online safety. It was the first ISP to introduce HomeSafe, the free whole home filtering solution that includes parental controls as an extension of this safety tool.
In the last week alone, HomeSafe has filtered over 45,000 webpages with suicide content.