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Young people create award-winning films to inspire others to ‘Connect with respect’ and inspire others to create a better internet.


On Tuesday 3 July 2018, leading online safety charity Childnet announced the winners of the ninth annual Childnet Film Competition. Representatives from government, industry, charities and wider attended the event alongside the competition finalists at the British Film Institute (BFI). 

BBFC support the 9th Childnet Film Competition with cinema age ratings


Leading online safety charity, Childnet, has launched the ninth Childnet Film Competition to encourage young people aged 7-18 to create a short film to educate their peers about staying safe online.

The Hive Presents Patron Plaque to BBFC Vice President Alison Hastings


Budding young film-makers at The Hive, Wirral Youth Zone, were given the chance to showcase their talent to the Vice President of the British Board of Film Classification, Alison Hastings, when she visited the youth facility this week.

BBFC Supports Safer Internet Day 2018


Safer Internet Day 2018 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 6 February with the slogan ‘Create, Connect and Share Respect: a better internet starts with you'.

Young people create award-winning films to inspire others to ‘Be the change’ and use the internet for good


On Monday leading online safety charity Childnet announced the winners of the eighth annual Childnet Film Competition at a private screening held for the competition finalists and industry guests at the British Film Institute on London’s Southbank.   

Enter the 2017 Film the House competition for filmmakers of the future


Film the House is a competition run by MPs to find the filmmakers of the future. It also raises awareness of the importance of protecting IP rights among creators, legislators and the general public.

BBFC brings cinema age ratings to the Childnet Film Competition 2017


Online safety charity Childnet call on young people to ‘Be the Change’ and enter the 8th Childnet Film Competition.

Children are being asked to record video selfies talking about how they see the world


The purpose of the project is to help create a new library of childhood and make sure that the people who make decisions that impact on children’s lives know what children say about the things that matter to them. The Commissioner is asking children to record a video selfie about themselves...

Safer Internet Day 2017


Safer Internet Day 2017 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 7 February with the slogan ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’.Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees over 1,000 organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive...