Will Gardner, Director of the UK Safer Internet Centre and CEO of Childnet, says:
"Safer Internet Day is a fantastic opportunity to talk to young people about the safe and positive use of technology, and how we can all help to create a kinder online community. At the UK Safer Internet Centre we're delighted to see that hundreds of schools and organisations across the UK are gearing up to help make Safer Internet Day 2015 the biggest one yet.
"We're setting our sights high! Last year over 650 organisations supported Safer Internet Day by running activities or spreading the word. With the support of organisations such as the BBC, Disney, UK government, Facebook, Twitter, Google, BT, Sky, NSPCC, Girlguiding, the Scouts Association and the FA, as well as over 350 schools from across the UK, Safer Internet Day 2014 reached 25% of UK children, 18% of teens and 10% of parents – an incredible figure for a one-day campaign.
"Most importantly, Safer Internet Day had a huge impact. For example, among children, almost half said they changed their online behaviour and almost two-thirds spoke to a family member as a result. These figures are a huge inspiration for all of us to reach out even more widely this Safer Internet Day and create a buzz on 10th February about the safe, positive and responsible use of technology."