Ensuring Child Safety Online
Child safety is of paramount importance in all of our work. Our staff are CRB checked and we work with a range of organisations to ensure best practice online.
The internet presents a complex dilemma when it comes to child safety. The very features that can make it a valuable digital playground for children - the ability to create personalised spaces, to share experiences and to communicate with others - also bring potential risks to their safety.
As when protecting children in the real world, there are no simple answers. Lock the online door too tightly and you deprive kids of a range of positive experiences. You also leave them ill-prepared to handle the virtual world as they get older.
For the team at 4T2, child safety is of paramount importance. All our directors are also parents of young children. So nothing is more important to us than ensuring children's enjoyment of our creations doesn't unwittingly expose them to safety risks.
For this reason we work with a range of organisations to follow and help form best practice in child safety online. Our staff have Criminal Record Bureau checks to enable them to work alongside children testing games and brainstorming ideas. We've worked with the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP), the BBC and childrens' charities to develop approaches to online registration, content moderation and social networking that put the child's interests first.
For clients this brings the peace of mind of knowing that we will never recommend content or technical approaches that might unintentionally put children in a vulnerable position.