Children and Young People: Coronavirus

Department for Education written question – answered on 25th June 2020.

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Photo of Jonathan Gullis Jonathan Gullis Conservative, Stoke-on-Trent North

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to protect children and young people online during the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Vicky Ford Vicky Ford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

At this deeply challenging time, it has been so important that people, especially children, have been able to stay in touch online, but that they be able to do so safely. We have worked with the National Crime Agency, UK Safer Internet Centre, Internet Matters, NSPCC and many other experts to provide detailed guidance to support schools and colleges to keep children safe online, whether in the classroom or learning from home, and advice and signposting to high quality resources for parents and carers to support them and their families.

Our latest guidance on protecting children and young people online is set out below:

These are rapidly developing circumstances. We continue to keep the situation under review and will keep Parliament updated accordingly.

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