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Byron Review

The Byron Review (2008) and the Byron Progress Review (2010)

Dr Tanya ByronOn 6 September 2007, the Prime Minister asked me to conduct an independent review looking at the risks to children from exposure to potentially harmful or inappropriate material on the internet and in video games.

My review was about the needs of children and young people and about preserving their right to take the risks that form an inherent part of their development by enabling them to play video games and surf the net in a safe and informed way.

By listening to children and young people and putting them at the heart of my Review - and by replacing emotion with evidence - I hope I have provided some very necessary focus to what is a very necessary debate.

On the 8 December 2009, the Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families asked me to review progress since my 2008 review. During this progress review I have remained true to the purpose of my original review and made additional suggestions and recommendations to further support the digital safety of children, young people and their families.

Professor Tanya Byron


Do we have safer children in a digital world? A review of progress since the 2008 Byron Review

Professor Byron began her progress review in January 2010 and on 29 March 2010 published Do we have safer children in a digital world? A review of progress since the 2008 Byron Review

As part of her review Tanya conducted an online survey of the members of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety.

Children and young people discuss their views and experiences of internet safety in a short video filmed as part of the progress review.

The Byron Review Action Plan

On 24 June 2008 a cross-Government action plan was published. It set out how the recommendations of the Byron Review 2008 would be implemented.

Safer Children in a Digital World: The report of the Byron Review 2008

The full report of Tanya Byron internet safety report: Safer Children in a Digital World was published in March 2008. The documents which support this report can be viewed on the Byron Review 2008 page.

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