About The Right Click

BT and Unicef UK have come together to create The Right Click: Internet Safety Matters, an initiative aimed at empowering children to use the internet positively while staying safe and equipping parents with the tools to keep their children protected online.

The core of the initiative is a series of interactive workshops delivered by BT volunteers in Unicef UK Rights Respecting Schools where children and parents learn together about the opportunities and potential risks that the digital world presents. Together with BT, we are also working with teachers in Rights Respecting primary schools to train them to deliver the e-safety workshops independently within their own schools.

The Right Click: Internet Safety Matters was launched in March 2014 and will run for at least three years. It will reach 600 Rights Respecting Schools across the UK.

The workshops

The Right Click: Internet Safety Matters workshops have been developed by BT and Unicef UK to enable children and young people to become confident digital citizens, whilst helping their parents and teachers to keep them safe online. They bring together BT’s technological know-how and Unicef UK’s child rights expertise to create interactive and innovative workshops that work both for children and adults.

In the workshops, parents and children can explore together:

  • how they connect with others online
  • likes and dislikes about the internet
  • how to get the most out of the internet and use it positively
  • ways in which people can misuse the information shared online
  • how e-safety and internet access matter for the promotion and protection of children’s rights.

The workshops will be delivered for free for children and parents in Unicef UK’s Rights Respecting primary schools by volunteers from BT. The volunteers will spend approximately two hours at your school and this will include a Train the Teacher session and a parent and child workshop, each lasting one hour.

To book a workshop, Rights Respecting Schools must check the workshop dates available in their area, complete the booking form and email it to the RRSA team.

Reaching more schools with BT's support

In addition to the workshops BT is delivering in Unicef UK's Rights Respecting Schools, our new partnership with BT will also support the growth of our Rights Respecting Schools programme to enable us to reach more school children and teachers in some of the UK's most disadvantaged areas.

Read our FAQs for more information

Read the press release about BT and Unicef UK’s partnership

 
St Mary's C of E Primary School  ©UnicefUK/2009/Howard Davies
St Marys C of E Primary School students learning about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. ©UnicefUK/2009/Howard Davies