“Online safety refers to the act of staying safe online. It is also commonly known as internet safety, e-safety and cyber safety. It encompasses all technological devices which have access to the internet from PCs and laptops to smartphones and tablets. Being safe online means individuals are protecting themselves and others from online harms and risks which may jeopardise their personal information, lead to unsafe communications or even effect their mental health and wellbeing”.
National Online Safety
Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
#LiveSkills is a package of resources focusing on live streaming. It explores the nuanced features of live streaming, and the specific risks children and young people can face. Live streaming is increasingly becoming one of the most popular . . .
Key Stage 2
Band Runner is a fun runner-style game for 8-10 year olds on the Thinkuknow website. The game features some familiar faces: Sam, Alfie and Ellie from the Play Like Share animations are continuing their adventures and helping children to . . .
Be internet legends
Key Stage 2
ParentZone have worked with Google to provide a free scheme of work for KS2. Teachers can order one pack each but more than one pack per school can be ordered. The lesson plans are accredited by the PSHE Association and these are . . .
Key Stage 3
Digital resilience is a key skill that we want young people to develop. Whilst going online can be incredibly fun and enjoyable there can also be times when a young person can feel upset, not good enough or left out. These are the occasions . . .
Digital Resilience and Online Safety
Key Stage 3
This resource has been produced by Avon and Somerset but draws heavily on resources produced by Childnet. The Childnet resources have been condensed to produce a package which takes into account the PSHE agenda but also allows time to . . .
Be Internet Legends (Google)
Helping children be safe and confident explorers of the online world, To make the most of the internet, children need to make smart decisions. Be Internet Legends empowers younger children to use the web safely and wisely, so they can be confident explorers of the online world.
CEOP Safety Centre
Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online? Make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors
Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, our trained counsellors are here to support you. Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night. Get help and advice about a wide range of issues, call us on 0800 1111, talk to a counsellor online, send Childline an email or post on the message boards.
Childnet International is a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.
Supporting families online: Get expert support and practical tips to help children benefit from connected technology and the internet safely and smartly.
Documents and Publications
Online Harms Experienced by Children and Young People: ‘Acceptable use’ and regulation
In light of the increased amount of time children and young people (CYP) have been spending online . . .
‘Through these walls’: Report Harmful Content annual report 2021
Through These Walls seeks to get to the heart of harmful content reporting over the past year, not . . .
Parental Controls information: Sony Playstation 5
Learn how to set up parental controls and manage your child’s use of games, apps, and features on . . .
Online Safety Podcast (SWGfL)
Presented by a variety of SWGfL’s online safety experts and special guests – this podcast is your one-stop-shop for . . .
SafetoNet Foundation Safeguarding Podcast
The SafeToNet Foundation’s Safeguarding podcasts focusses on safeguarding children in the online digital context. We . . .