I want all children to have access to enriching activities and to feel safe both online and offline.
In The Big Ask, children told me they want affordable, fun and sustaining activities in their local areas and that they wanted to be able to play, go outside, and see their friends. Around half (52%) of children aged 9 to 17 are happy with the choice of things to do in their local area.
Children also spoke about the impact the online world had on their wellbeing and how much time they were spending online. They want to be able to have the same protections in a virtual world and navigate social media in a way that did not make them feel vulnerable for their safety or conscious of their own image.
I don’t feel I was informed of my online safety from a young age and that it was considered a priority. Technology and social media are constantly developing, so why aren’t our laws and protections for children on these platforms updating with it?Girl, 14,
The Big Ask.