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Intellectual Property Office

The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) assisted the ProjectEVOLVEwriting team in providing advice, support and guidance to inform the content within the Copyright and Ownership strand of the toolkit.

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is the official UK government body responsible for intellectual property (IP) rights - patents, design rights, trade marks and copyright. The UK intellectual property system encourages innovation by helping individuals and organisations get the right type of protection for their intellectual property. IP is the backbone of innovation, creativity and inventions that make our world a better, safer and more enjoyable place in which to live and contribute to economic growth.”

Nominet

Nominet want to create a world which is more connected, inclusive and secure. For over 20 years, they have been operating at the heart of the internet infrastructure as proud guardians of the .UK domain name registry. Their understanding of the Domain Name System (DNS) underpins a sophisticated cyber-security capability used by the UK government and global enterprises to secure their networks. Their commercial success funds an ambitious programme to improve the lives of 1 million young people through technology, of which ProjectEVOLVE is one.

Nominet has launched its new Children’s Online Safety programme, which aims to equip young people with the skills to help them navigate the challenges posed by being online. Initial funding of £250,000 will focus on improving the safety of young internet users through programmes in schools.

Nominet is partnering with SWGfL ProjectEVOLVE funding £125,000 to support the development of course materials and assessments as well as to help the initiative broaden its impact and grow its audience. 

Ellie Bradley, MD Registry & Public Benefit at Nominet says: “We strongly believe that finances should never be a barrier to learning about online safety. 59% of 11 to 12 year-olds are on social media, and over one in three internet users is a child. High levels of usage do not necessarily translate to high levels of skill or capability in using online platforms safely though, and that’s where our support can help established and credible programmes to amplify and broaden their reach with existing, high-quality resources with proven social impact. What’s key is that our partnerships in this space avoid further crowding of the online safety environment with new resources, and that we enable more children to access high quality guidance from trusted sources.”

The Diana Award

The Diana Award is the UK’s only charity dedicated to the legacy of Princess Diana and her belief that young people have the power to change the world. Our Anti-Bullying Ambassador Programme empowers young people to tackle all forms of bullying behaviour in their schools, through their leadership skills, peer-to-peer support and whole-school campaigns.

The Diana Award’s Rebecca Williams worked with the ProjectEVOLVE writing team to develop resources for the Online Bullying strand.