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About APPG on social media

A politically neutral cross-party group of Parliamentarians who are concerned about a particular issue. In this case, social media.
An All-Party Parliamentary Group is a politically neutral cross-party group of Parliamentarians who are concerned about a particular issue. In this case, social media.
The APPG on Social Media was established in March 2018 building on the findings of the #StatusofMind report from the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH.)
In July 2020 the Secretariat for the APPG passed from the RSPH to the UK Safer Internet Centre (UKSIC.)

The APPG on Social Media Secretariat

UK Safer Internet Center logo
The UKSIC is a partnership of three leading charities
- with a shared mission to make the internet a better place for children and young people.
The Centre has three main functions:
Childnet International logo
Awareness Centre - to provide advice and support to children and young people, parents and carers, schools and the children's workforce and to coordinate Safer Internet Day across UK.
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Helpline - to provide support to professionals working with children and, young people with online safety issues.
IWF logo - Internet Watch Foundation logo
Hotline - an anonymous and safe place to report and remove criminal online content online child sexual abuse imagery and videos, wherever they are found in the world.
Chris Elmore, MP for Ogmore, Labour Party
I'm delighted to be working alongside the Safer Internet Centre at such a critical time for protecting people, and particularly children, from online harms. Through working closely with the Internet Watch Foundation in recent years, I know that their unwavering commitment to taking action on online harms will hugely benefit the work of our cross-party group.
Chris Elmore
MP for Ogmore, Labour Party
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Susie Hargraves
Without a doubt, we all have so much to be thankful about with the internet and social media. It has, for many people stuck at home, been a real lifeline, a way to keep in touch with friends and loved ones, and to boost mental wellbeing. It can be an immense power for good, but we must be alive to the potential for misuse and do all we can to make it as safe as we can for our children. We are very excited to be taking on this vital role and will be bringing all our experience and expertise to bear as the new Secretariat of the APPG on Social Media.
Susie Hargreaves
CEO, Internet Watch Foundation & UK Safer Internet Centre
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