Three links up with Internet Matters to promote child online safety

Tyrone Stewart

ThreeThree has teamed up with Internet Matters, an online safety organisation, to provide advice to teenagers and parents about safely navigating the digital world.

Through the partnership, the pair hope to provide teenagers and parents with accessible and up-to-date advice on dealing with the negative aspects of the internet, while promoting the fun, educational, and empowering aspects of our digital lives.

“As a mobile operator we have a huge part to play in supporting parents and children to keep safe online. We felt it was important for us to become part of a trusted organisation such as Internet Matters, where we can share knowledge and collaborate with other members to ensure advice is easily accessible for the customer,” said Dave Dyson, CEO at Three UK.

“We want everyone to enjoy the many benefits of mobile devices which far outweighs the negative aspects and we recognise there is a dark side.  We believe that this partnership will enable us to create some meaningful resources and ways to help customers understand how to protect themselves and their children helping to build a safer mobile future for all.”

Three also intends to bring insight from Internet Matters into its Discovery programme, which offers free in-store training and workshops on digital and mobile technology to everybody.

“At Internet Matters, we hear first-hand from parents who want to know how they can help their children stay safe on mobile devices,” said Carolyn Bunting, CEO of Internet Matters.

“We are delighted to be working with Three as we share the same belief that technology can have a hugely positive impact on young people when it is used both smartly and safely. We believe our partnership will allow us to empower parents to protect their children from any digital harms and reap the many benefits of the online world.”