8 April 2014

BT and UNICEF UK have just launched The Right Click: Internet Safety Matters, a partnership which aims to help children to protect themselves online and help parents to keep their children safe on the internet.

To mark the launch, BT and UNICEF UK held an event at the BT Tower on 31 March 2014 with support from UNICEF UK supporter Keeley Hawes. Also present at the event were pupils from Cannon Lane Primary School, a London-based UNICEF UK Level 1 Rights Respecting School.

The three-year partnership will see both organisations work with children, parents and teachers in UNICEF UK Rights Respecting Schools across the UK. They will deliver ‘train the teachers’ sessions and workshops for parents and children on practical ideas to stay safe online. The Right Click: Internet Safety Matters aims to empower children to protect themselves online and to maximise their potential through digital channels. 

Over the course of the programme BT and UNICEF UK aim to deliver training to 600 schools and reach 21,000 parents and children through the workshops. 

BT will also provide funding to enable UNICEF UK to recruit a further 80 schools into UNICEF UK’s Rights Respecting Schools programme, which seeks to put children's rights at the heart of a school's planning, policies and practice. The partnership with BT will enable UNICEF UK to reach more school children and teachers in some of the UK’s most deprived areas.

BT and UNICEF UK partnership launch 31 March 2014 © Shaun Smith/BT
UNICEF UK supporter Keeley Hawes with pupils from Cannon Lane Primary School, a Level 1 Rights Respecting School, at the launch of the partnership on 31 March 2014.© Shaun Smith/BT