This page contains information about work carried out prior to the formation of the Coalition Government and may not necessarily reflect current DfE policy.
Formerly, the work of UKCCIS was carried out under four working groups which were convened to deliver the recommendations of the 2008 Byron review, along with an expert research panel (ERP). The remit of the ERP is continuing as the research and evidence project group.
The four groups have now been formally disbanded but their members participate actively in the current project groups, feeding in their sector knowledge and expertise to support the ongoing work of the council.
Aimed to develop clearer common standards (in the form of widely-recognised codes of practice or other guidelines) to be adopted, monitored and consistent with EU partners to cover areas identified in the Byron review. Over time these will be adapted to cover new issues arising as technology and user habits move on. The updated versions of the guidance documents produced can be found on the self regulation project group page.
Worked to ensure that children, families and the children’s workforce have access to consistent, comprehensive support and information that improves their knowledge, skills and understanding of internet safety.
Developed a comprehensive and joined-up public awareness campaign on internet safety for children and families based on consistent messages along with the CEOP online safety website. Materials supporting the campaign can be found on the pages for the current parental awareness and resources for schools project groups.
Established to ensure that children and young people have a safer gaming experience and parents are aware of the issues and support mechanisms around gaming.