BBC Own It!
A website full of fun and empowering tips, insight, stories and advice to help 9-12 year olds get the most out of their time online. It aims to help children develop the confidence and resilience to tackle the everyday challenges they face online – and is the first product to launch from the BBC’s biggest investment in children’s services in a generation, with an additional £34 million across the three years. Own It will be joined by other longer term projects from this investment over the coming years, including new apps, games and personal and participatory experiences for children of all ages.
Childnet’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children. They work directly with children and young people from the ages of 3 to 18 on a weekly basis, as well as parents, carers, teachers and professionals, finding out about their real experiences online, and the positive things they are doing as well as sharing safety advice. Working directly with these audiences is important in helping us to equip them to stay safe online and informs the resources that we develop for them.
Digital Literacy Programme
These free materials are designed to empower pupils and students to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world. Find the lessons that are just right for your classroom. Browse by Key Stage or Year Group, for cross-curricular lessons which address digital literacy and citizenship topics in an age-appropriate way.
An age-appropriate e-safety curriculum that is flexible, relevant and engages pupils’ interest; that is used to promote e-safety through teaching pupils how to stay safe, how to protect themselves from harm and how to take responsibility for their own and others’ safety. Positive rewards are used to cultivate positive and responsible use.
Google and YouTube want a safe and exciting web where young people can be creative, express themselves and belong. Be Internet Citizens has been designed to teach teenagers about media literacy, critical thinking and digital citizenship, with the aim of encouraging young people to have a positive voice online. The programme provides a strong foundation, empowering them with the confidence to become producers of online content, where they can express their identities, share their stories, make a social impact, and bring communities together.
Whatever their age, we can help you to find out more about what your children might be doing online and give you some simple, practical and easy advice on the steps you can take as a parent to keep them as safe as possible.
Internet Watch Foundation
Our vision is the global elimination of child sexual abuse imagery online. The IWF was established to fulfil an independent role in receiving, assessing and tracing public complaints about child sexual abuse content on the internet and to support the development of website rating systems. Since we were set up in 1996 we have been operating a Hotline service for the public to report potentially criminal content and we have been issuing ‘takedown notices’ to UK ISPs in partnership with the police so they can remove the content.
Keeping children safe online
Learn how children use the internet and how you can keep them safe from abuse. Working at your own pace, this introductory training course will help you gain the skills to act appropriately and confidently to protect the children you work with.
Online Safety (NSPCC)
The internet is amazing. Children can play, learn, create and connect – opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But with the digital world changing all the time, how can you make sure your child’s staying safe? That’s where we come in. Whether you’re an online expert or you’re not sure where to start, our tools and advice will help you keep your child safe.
Out of Your Hands
Children as young as three are accessing the internet, and many young people are carrying mobile phones for personal safety and keeping in touch; but crime, fraud and cyber bullying can accompany internet use and mobile devices so young people need to learn how to increase their safety. Out of your Hands aims to protect young people from becoming victims of phone crime and fraud, offering real life victim and perpetrator case studies and short films, and the latest tips and advice for staying safe, making financial transactions and using digital media.
Parent Info provides high quality information to parents and carers about their children’s wellbeing and resilience. Schools can host the content on their own website and use it in any other ways (in letters to parents etc) that they want. This service is free and ranges across a wide range of subject matter, from difficult topics about sex, relationships and the internet or body image and peer pressure to broader parenting topics like ‘how much sleep do teenagers need?’
Parent Zone is devoted to providing expert information to families, schools and family professionals. We create, curate and check the best available advice and information on all of the issues that are caused or amplified by the internet. Our mission is to improve outcomes for children in a digital world so children will be safer online, children will be resilient enough to cope with the challenges of the online world, children will be educated for a digital future.
Revenge Porn Helpline
The Revenge Porn Helpline is the UK’s only dedicated service supporting adults. Call for free, one-on-one confidential advice and support via email and phone. If you’re reading this because someone has distributed intimate photos or videos of you either off or online, you have been a victim and deserve support. You are not alone.
SELMA – Hacking Hate
Online hate speech is a growing problem. People often experience the internet to be a hostile space. Hateful messages are increasingly common on social media. To complement existing initiatives to regulate, monitor or report online hate speech, a more pro-active answer is clearly needed.
SELMA (Social and Emotional Learning for Mutual Awareness) is a two-year project co-funded by the European Commission1 which aims to tackle the problem of online hate speech by promoting mutual awareness, tolerance, and respect. The overall vision of the SELMA project is captured by its catchphrase: Hacking Hate. It builds upon a Social and Emotional Learning approach to empower young people to become agents of change; it helps them to better understand the phenomenon of online hate; it provides them with tools and strategies to act and make a difference.
It can be hard to keep track of what your child is doing on social networks, apps and games. Or know how to keep them safe. That’s why we’ve teamed up with O2. Together we’re helping parents untangle the web. And teach their children to be Share Aware. Because, just like in real life, kids need your help to stay safe online.
Stop, Speak, Support
The Stop, Speak, Support campaign has been created in response to 11-16 year olds saying that while they enjoy social media, games and online forums, that it is the only area of their lives that they feel does not have clear expectations or standards of behaviour they should all adhere to. Stop, Speak, Support aims to help young people spot cyberbullying and know what steps they can take to stop it happening and provide support to the person being bullied.
Switched on Families
Switched On Families is about giving parents clear, honest, useful (and sometimes even fun) support to make sure your family gets the best from the web. You know your kids best, but here at Virgin Media, we know a thing or two about the web and want to help you make informed and confident choices.