Young people online

Young people live their lives online and you may have already put in place boundaries to keep them safe. With top tips and advice, you can develop your online parenting skills.

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  • Responding to issues
    Why don't children tell their parents about sexual abuse?

    1 in 3 children who are sexually abused don't tell anyone at the time and there are many reasons why. Understanding these barriers can help you support your child if you find out they’ve been abused.

  • Advice
    Play Like Share

    Our three-episode animation for 8-10 year olds helps them to learn how to spot pressuring and manipulative behaviour online and to stay safe from other risks they might encounter online.

  • Advice
    Jessie and Friends - online safety education for 4-7 year olds

    This series of three animations aims to give 4-7 year olds knowledge, skills and confidence to help them respond safely to risks they may encounter online.

  • Advice
    Using placement plans to keep children safe online

    If you're a foster carer or social worker make sure you consider online safety before, during and after any placement.

  • Advice
    A parent's guide to privacy settings

    Children love to socialise and share online. In this article we look at privacy settings and how they can help your child to manage the content they share and who they connect with.

  • Advice
    Parent's guide to cyber security

    Your children are probably the go-to IT advisor in the family, but security may not be their top priority. We’ve teamed up with The National Cyber Security Centre to give you some advice about how you and your family can work together to make some small changes to the security of your online accounts and devices to better protect yourselves from online scams.