Podcast: How safe? 2019 report

Last updated: 08 Jul 2019 Topics: Podcast Type: Podcast

Seven years of the How safe are our children? report. What’s new this year?

2019 marks the seventh year that our How safe are our children? report has been produced and published. For the past six years, we have compiled and analysed data from across all four nations in the UK to provide an overview of child protection data. However, this year we refocused our 2019 report on the most up-to-date statistics relating to issues of online safety and online abuse in the UK.

We talk to Holly Bentley, Senior Information Specialist at the NSPCC, who is the lead author of the report, about:

  • why we chose to focus on online safety and online abuse this year
  • where we sourced the data from
  • how we collaborated with experts who have an insight into the world of online safety
  • the key findings and main conclusions drawn from the report
  • how our surveys gave children a safe space to talk about their experiences.

Tune into the podcast episode now


About the speaker

Holly Bentley is a Senior Information Specialist at the NSPCC leading on the organisation’s use of statistics and data. Holly has worked at the NSPCC for eight years and has managed the compilation and delivery of the ‘How safe are our children?’ report since 2013. Prior to working at the NSPCC, she was a librarian at the Guardian.


Related resources

> Read the full How safe are our children? 2019 report

> Register your interest for the How safe? 2020 conference now

> Help us get one step closer to keeping children safer online by signing our Wild West Web petition (NSPCC website)

Further reading

> Find out how you can protect children from online abuse

> Learn more about the government’s Online Harms White Paper

> Read a summary of risk factors and learning for improving practice around online abuse

> Take a look at the NSPCC helplines report about online safety

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