The Cyber Trust is registered with The Fundraising Regulator which means we follow their Code of Practice and the Fundraising Promise.
We are a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, Registered Charity number 1171883.
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Help us Work with Families to Protect Children in the Cyber World
The Cyber Trust was created to help children become safer online. Initially, the Cyber Trust’s work was restricted to Gloucestershire, however after growing demand the decision was made to develop an app for Android, iPhone and iPad devices. Known as ‘SpeakOut!’, the free app covers a range of relevant subjects, specifically for pupils transitioning from primary to secondary schools which is seen to be a critical time in the development of young people.
We are also close to and and have liaised with The Child Online Protection (COP) team at the International Telecommunication Union (A UN Organisation) and their parallel development of Child Online Protection services and technology: https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Cybersecurity/Pages/COP/COP.aspx. COP released their AskMe App which drew on our collaboration in September 2023: https://www.itu.int/cop/askme/
What Next? Future plans and development:
For 2024, we are looking to demonstrate, evaluate and promote differing family protection tools and to promote their use to protect children. We will promote family discussion regarding the risks family members face using online systems and services and will also provide information and video instructions on how to set up and manage some of the family protection systems currently available.
The release of the recent OFCOM Media Nations 2023 report was the trigger for a BBC Radio Gloucester programme to which The Cyber Trust contributed through one of our Trustees: https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/tv-radio-and-on-demand/media-nations-reports/media-nations-2023
One of the key issues that arose was the lack of support for Parents in how to manage and promote online safety for their children. The other major issue was the management of screen time and how best to ensure that children were not becoming isolated and bedroom bound. This is an area where The Trust can help and make a difference – and hence why it is included in our programme of work for 2024.