Online Safety

Staying Safe Online

This page is intended to provide you with support and resources to help you learn about online safety at home with your child.

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Thinkuknow

Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

#OnlineSafetyAtHome

#OnlineSafetyAtHome pack is now available for you to share with parents and carers. These include new activities for:

  • 4-5s
  • 5-7s
  • 8-10s
  • 11-13s
  • 14+

Dealing with COVID-19: new articles for parents and carers

Dealing with COVID-19: new articles for parents and carers
To help families through lockdown and social distancing, new articles on Parent Info tackle some of the key issues they are experiencing, including:

You can make this support and advice more accessible by embedding the Parent Info newsfeed in your website for free.

Unsolicited nudes: advice for teens

Unsolicited nudes: advice for teens 
Unsolicited nude image sharing is when people share unwanted nudes. Young people have told us that this can feel 'normal' because it happens a lot, but that definitely doesn't make it okay.
Our new article for teens includes advice on what they can do if they receive an unwanted nude.

Thinkuknow

Have you taken our survey?
Our #OnlineSafetyAtHome professionals survey remains open for you to share your views and help us develop our support package.
If your views or experiences change, feel free to come back and share this with us via the survey.
Thanks to those who have responded so far!

Safer schools

Safer schools is a company providing free resources and information for schools, children, young people and their families with up-to-date age appropriate guidance on staying safe online. The company is run by Jim Gamble, former lead of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection agency (CEOP) and has worked in this area for many years.

What is . . . Zoom? A guide for parents and carers

Zoom is a service that allows you to virtually meet other people online through video or audio-only calls. You can join these calls via laptops, tablets and mobile phones. The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that ways of connecting online are more important than ever, with Zoom being an increasingly popular option for many young people. This guide takes you through the many features included as well as highlighting how to stay safe when using it.

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Online Safety Video Lessons for 6 - 9 year olds (Childnet)

Childnet have released six new easy-to-follow videos for parents and children to work through together. The 10 - 15 minute videos offer simple, clear online safety advice using fun activities, games and discussion. There are optional follow-up activities to extend children's learning.

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