“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 . . .
Own it (BBC)
Own It is the BBC’s online safety website with information and advice for children and young people
Parent Zone is an expert consultancy in digital family life, responding to the global challenges of the digital age. We empower young people, parents and professionals to build the skillsets needed to analyse and deal with challenges they face. Looking at issues such as bullying, body image, mental health and extremism, we also act as innovators, developing new research and ideas for global influencers and select corporate partners.
It can be scary finding out a nude image or video of you has been shared online. But we can help. Follow the steps below to get your image or video removed from the internet.
The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. We are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to us via our online community, on social, through our free, confidential helpline or our counselling service.
Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. Explore one of the six Thinkuknow websites for advice about staying safe when you’re on a phone, tablet or computer.
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 . . .