Digital manifesto for child internet safety launched
The Children's Charities' Coalition on Internet Safety (CHIS) has launched a digital manifesto to be used as a poignant resource in the lead up to the general election. The manifesto will be sent to all the major political parties as a call to action for the next government to put internet safety for children as a priority, with CHIS asking all political parties to commit themselves to supporting the policies it puts forward within the document.
CHIS member organisations provide a comprehensive range of expertise in child protection, child welfare and child development. Each member has offered their extensive knowledge in the writing of the manifesto. Peter Bradley, our Director of Services, represents Kidscape within CHIS, alongside representatives from Action for Children, Barnardo's, the British Association for Adoption and Fostering, Children England, The Children's Society, ECPAT UK, National Children's Bureau, The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Stop It Now UK and Ireland, and Young Minds.
There has been a substantial degree of consensus between the major political parties on all matters connected with online child safety. CHIS earnestly hopes that whatever the outcome of the 2015 general election, this position will continue throughout the life of the next parliament - and there is every reason to believe it will.
Download the Digital Manifesto here.
If you would like to be sent a free hard copy, please send your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the email subject line 'Please send me the CHIS manifesto'.