Childnet shortlisted for two prestigious award ceremonies

Posted on 09 June 2010

Childnet has been named as a finalist at both the upcoming Nominet Internet Awards and also the ISPAs, the UK Internet Industry awards.

Childnet’s Know IT All suite of resources has been shortlisted for the making the Internet safer category at the Nominet Internet Awards and also in the ISPAs Internet Safety Award category. The original Know IT All for parents resource was first launched in 2007, and the expanded and revised series have kept the interactive and innovative feel of the original resource, opening this vital information up to new audiences including resources for secondary teachers, trainee teachers and primary schools.

Childnet’s Youth IGF Project 2009 has also been shortlisted in the empowering young people and citizens category of the Nominet Internet Awards. Responding to criticisms vocalised in the closing session of the Internet Governance Forum 2008, Childnet’s Youth IGF Project was designed to give children and young people a chance to have their say about the future of the Internet, at the same time challenging them to think about their own conduct online as well as being an opportunity to begin to engage with civil society. This nomination comes as Childnet launches the Youth IGF Project 2010.

Chief Executive Will Gardner said,

“The whole team Childnet are very pleased that the Know IT All suite of resources and the Youth IGF Project have been shortlisted for these two important awards. It remains vital that we support and empower parents, carers and school staff to feel confident in addressing internet safety with children and young people. The Know IT All resources are hugely popular and over 1.8 million copies of Know IT All for parents have now been requested in the UK, alongside high demand for the resources for teachers. It is also hugely encouraging to see the Youth IGF Project, a new venture now beginning its second year, recognised for the positive impact that it had at the IGF last year.”

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