HELP MAKE A SAFER MEDIA
At Mediawatch UK we believe that creating a safer media for children and families is more achievable when we all work together. Everyone can play a part and we have lots of ways for you to get involved.
‘Thank you for all you are doing… This is extremely valuable work for the future of our children and their children’
We are an independent organisation working for a safer media and rely solely on generous donations to fund our work. Your donation will help us keep raising awareness of potentially harmful media and provide essential information and resources for parents, carers and schools. If you would like to make a donation please click on the button below, entering a one-off amount or check the box to make a regular donation.
A regular donation enables us to plan ahead for key projects and activity ensuring we have the funds to maintain our campaign for a safer media. You can choose to set up a regular gift through PayPal or by downloading our Standing Order form here (see form for instructions)
If you would like to pay by CHEQUE, please make cheques payable to Mediawatch UK and send to: 3 Willow House, Kennington Road, Ashford, Kent, TN24 0NR
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Mediawatch UK campaigns to speak up for children and families and the media issues that affect them. With your help we can make a difference!
You can see our previous campaigns here
We are currently developing a new campaign strategy so please keep checking back here. Even better still, get in touch to add your ideas!
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Have you or your child seen or heard something you thought was unsuitable, inappropriate, distressing or potentially harmful? Perhaps it was on TV or the radio? Or maybe it was online or at the cinema? Then make your voice heard by letting the content-makers know.
Speaking out to those who make, broadcast or distribute content helps the industry understand public concern and, in some cases, will instigate an assessment in line with their rules on standards.
Similarly, if you’ve seen or heard something fantastic, then make sure you let them know that too!
ParentPort is a one-stop shop run by the UK’s media regulators where you can have your say about all types of media. Also contains handy tips and links for helping children stay safe with technology. To visit ParentPort click here
Give feedback or make a complaint about BBC TV, radio or online services here
Ofcom deals with most content on television, radio and video on demand. You can make a complaint about something you’ve seen which is offensive or potentially harmful here
If you want to complain about an ad you’ve seen or heard, then click here. The Advertising Standards Authority regulates both broadcast and non-broadcast (newspapers, online, posters etc) advertisements
To find out how to report inappropriate content on YouTube click here
Netflix content shown in the UK is classified by the British Board of Film Classification. By visiting their website you can search for the Netflix programme you wish to view to discover more about its age rating and classification. As a Netflix subscriber you can write a review about films or TV shows you have watched via their services
Amazon Prime content shown in the UK is classified by the British Board of Film Classification. By visiting their website you can search for the Amazon Prime programme you wish to view to discover more about its age rating and classification. As an Amazon Prime subscriber you can write a review about films or TV shows you have watched via their services
The Advice Centre on the UK Safer Internet Centre website is a good place to start if you are looking for information on how to report inappropriate content or bullying on social media platforms
WRITE TO YOUR MP
As as constituent your MP is keen to understand the things that matter to you. Write and let them know about your concerns regarding the media and internet safety. Some of these might include:
- The ease with which your child can access inappropriate or potentially harmful content online
- Inadequate or non-standardised safety features or parental controls
- The suitability of age ratings applied to films, games
- Inadequate reporting functions on social media or video-sharing sites
- Unsuitable TV content broadcast before the watershed
You can write to your MP by simply visiting www.writetothem.com (you can type in your postcode to find your MP). You can either use the email template provided on the website, or contact them directly using their constituency details found on the UK parliament website. Download our free resource guide for some handy tips.
Raise vital funds for Mediawatch UK, do something fun, and improve media safety for families – all at the same time!
THE GIVING MACHINE
We have exciting fundraising news.
You can now help raise donations for Mediawatch UK without even leaving your sofa, and it doesn’t cost you a penny!
Mediawatch UK on The Giving Machine :
The Giving Machine is a fundraising charity setup to help other charitable causes raise money online. By signing up and shopping online via The Giving Machine you will generate a free cash donation for us. With over 2,000 of your favourite retailers, including Amazon, Ebay, M&S, NEXT, Tesco, Sainsbury, John Lewis and Ocado, you are bound to find what you need and generate a donation.
In order to start raising free donations please go to:
and JOIN – it’s that easy.
Make sure you never miss a donation and download the Shop&Give application.
It takes just a few minutes to install on your web browser and means that every time you click onto a retailer that supports this scheme you will get a prompt asking you to donate.
Thanks a million.
OTHER FUNDRAISING IDEAS
Put some FUN into Fundraising! If baking’s your thing, why not hold a cake sale? Or take your unwanted goods to a car boot sale and donate the proceeds. Or why not run a sponsored event in your school, workplace, church or community group. For more information and support on fundraising for us, please get in touch using the form below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can make a difference
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