National Education Union (NEU)
Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary, National Education Union:
“We fully support Safer Internet day and think this year’s focus on consent in an online context is vitally important. Schools, alongside parents and carers, can help equip children and young people with the tools and understanding on how to share information safely and respectfully. Online bullying and harassment affects both pupils and staff. We need to talk more about what consent is and how to challenge online abuse if we want to deliver on everyone's right to be safe."