Safer Internet Day 2017 is here and William Hill is actively supporting the campaign to 'Be the change: Unite for a better internet'; helping make the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially children and young people.
Today is Safer Internet Day which sees hundreds of organisations promoting the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. The day is all about highlighting the positive value of technology and exploring the role we can all play in helping to make the internet a safer and kinder place to be.
"William Hill are delighted to support Safer Internet Day. As a dad of 3 young children who spend a lot of their time these days online, I know how it feels for parents who are keen to make sure that their children are safe when they are online.
My children use the internet every day for a number of legitimate reasons, doing their homework, talking to friends, playing games.
It's important for me that they can enjoy the internet safely. Even though there are a number of risks for children online, I'm reassured that there is more advice and tools available for parents today on how to keep their children safe than ever before.
As Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for William Hill, one of the UK’s largest gambling companies, I understand the important role that responsible businesses play in helping parents keep their children safe online.
Gambling is an age restricted product and at William Hill we take great efforts to make sure that only those who should have access to our product, get access.
In addition to the range of industry measures we already have in place online, there are some simple tips available that parents can use to keep their children safe online.
That's why we are supporting Safer Internet Day and have published a short guide for parents on keeping children safe online. "
Steve Collins, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
Safer Internet Day also presents a great excuse to talk to your child about their digital lives. Maybe share some tips about good digital citizenship, learn about e-safety issues together, and get them engaged in a social media campaign.
The day is coordinated by UK Safer Internet Centre and we are proud to be supporting this campaign.
Find out more about what you can do to play your part for a better internet.
Read our top five tips and download the parents' guide