One out of three internet users is a young person below the age of 18 years, they are spending more and more of their time on the Internet, learning, playing online games, browsing social media, creating content and using mobile apps.
While we believe that the Internet can be a wonderful place for young people to learn, shop, play games, create, be entertained and talk to friends, we also know that there are predators, identity thieves, and others online who may try to harm vulnerable users. Young people can be exposed to harmful content and behaviour online, such as cyberbullying, sexual harassment, pornography, violence, or self-harm.
Virtually Safe wants to ensure that young people have a safe and stimulating environment online while engaging with new technologies and spending time online by providing efficient responses and help to prevent negative consequences for their cognitive, social and emotional development. Our goal with young people is to provide resources to protect them from harmful and illegal online content, conduct and risks as young consumers and to improve their well-being online as they explore the digital world.