Barnardo’s To Help Professionals Keep Children Safe Online In New Programme Funded By Nominet

Barnardo’s, the UK’s largest children’s charity, is to create a new digital service that will give professionals supporting children instant access to relevant knowledge and advice, to help them respond with confidence to the continuously evolving challenges young people face online. Funded by Nominet, and working with Parent Zone, Barnardo’s Project Backpack will combine expert knowledge and data with children’s views and feedback, to transform how young people are supported in their digital lives.  Project Backpack will be available to parents and professionals later this year and follows research commissioned by Nominet (Keeping…

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Nominet launches ‘Reboot’ to help get the UK online during Covid-19

Nominet has launched Reboot, an interactive platform with a step by step guide to help community organisations and schools provide digital access to vulnerable groups and disconnected students, by helping them access and repurpose unused devices in an efficient and cost effective way. Reboot is a follow-up to ‘DevicesDotNow’, an emergency appeal in response to COVID-19. To date over 2,500 devices have been distributed to those in need with a further 7,500 secured. DevicesDotNow brought together Nominet, Accenture, Good Things Foundation and others as part of a coalition led by…

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Scouts And Nominet Launch Dedicated Badge For Safer Internet Day To Help 400,000 Young People In The UK Be Safer Online

Nominet and the Scouts are helping to mark Safer Internet Day (11 February 2020) with the launch of a dedicated badge focused on improving online safety. Designed to help drive healthy and positive relationships with technology, it will be available to over 400,000 Scouts in the UK throughout February. This badge has two age related activities to help young people spot fake news and be more aware of their digital footprint, tapping into the theme of this year’s Safer Internet Day – online identity. Through fun and interactive tasks, the…

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Nominet Establishes Countering Online Harm Fund To Help Tackle Child Exploitation

Nominet has announced its Countering Online Harm Fund for tech-innovation. The fund will offer child protection networks additional resources to respond to the ever-changing threats that can devastate children’s lives. As part of Nominet’s public benefit programme, the fund will grant £200,000 this year to support the best-placed organisations – the National Crime Agency’s Child Exploitation Online Protection group (NCA-CEOP) and the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF). It is designed to ensure simple and rapid access to the funds – £100,000 each – giving them the freedom and flexibility to plan…

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Nominet launches online mental health funding programme: #RESET

Nominet, the profit with a purpose company operating at the heart of the internet infrastructure, today launches the Nominet #RESET Mental Health Programme. #RESET aims to increase the reach and impact of mental health services for young people. It is part of Nominet’s public benefit activity to improve 1 million lives, and will provide grants totaling over £500,000 across some of the UK’s leading mental health and youth charities to provide support for over half a million young people a year. The organisations receiving Nominet #RESET funding include The Mix,…

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