Digital Consent

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Webinar 4min

Many of the things we do online require giving our permission, or asking for that of others. What does this mean for young people, and why is it such a crucial concept for them to grasp? Our bite-size explainer video explores the issue of digital consent.

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What is digital consent?

Digital consent is about asking, seeking and receiving permission online. Examples of digital consent include asking for permission before sharing someone else’s images, videos, posts or text messages online. Digital consent also includes ensuring that children and young people have the right to decide if they allow their content to be used by someone else and how they would like to manage their privacy online. It should be treated the same way as offline consent. Respecting another person’s privacy is important both online and offline.

For more information on the associated risks and online safety tips for parents and carers, watch our explainer video, available to those with a National Online Safety membership.