There have long been claims that children are harmed by excessive screen time, often suggesting a causal link with outcomes including obesity, mental health issues, and low educational attainment. However, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health suggests otherwise. Read more about how you can help the young people you work with to balance their time online and offline more effectively.
New! Jessie & Friends resource for 4-7 year olds
Jessie & Friends is an exciting new three-episode animated series and resource pack aimed at giving your 4-7 year olds the knowledge and skills to stay safe online.Find out more!
The Resource Library enables you to search and view Thinkuknow resources by category and age range.
Screen time: should we be worried?
How you can keep young people safer online over the Christmas period ... and beyond!
No doubt you'll be working with a young person who has asked for some form of technology that links to the internet for Christmas. Here are four steps you can take to make sure that young people are safer online over Christmas and beyond.
Digital Families 2018: Responding to the risks of live streaming
Marie Smith, Head of Education at CEOP (National Crime Agency) will be speaking at Digital Families 2018 on how to support young people to stay safer on popular live streaming platforms.
Latest news & events
Jessie & Friends: Online safety education for 4-7 year olds
Give your 4-7 year olds the knowledge, skills and confidence to stay safe online with Jessie & Friends, a three-episode animated series and resource pack. It has been awarded the PSHE Association Quality Mark.
Band Runner for 8-10 year olds
Band Runner is an interactive game which aims to help 8-10 year olds learn how to stay safe from the risks they might encounter online. Band Runner is hosted within an informative website providing online safety advice for 8-10 year olds.
#LiveSkills is a package of resources focusing on live streaming. The package includes resources for both primary and secondary aged children, professionals and parents/carers.
Keeping Children Safe Online is a helpful introduction to the risks children face online developed by CEOP and the NSPCC. It is aimed at anyone looking to develop their knowledge.
These free events provide an overview to CEOP’s Thinkuknow education programme. It's run by trained CEOP ambassadors and is aimed at professionals working with children and young people.
Become an Ambassador
Completing the Ambassador course will enable you to train others to deliver Thinkuknow’s education programme. It gives an in depth look into online offending and young people’s use of technology.
Stay informed with legal, policy and research based guidance on how to support young people and prevent child sexual exploitation.
UKCIS has published non-statutory advice for education settings on making informed decisions regarding the engagement of external visitors to deliver online safety education.
These pages provide a list of answers to frequently asked questions about the Thinkuknow education programme.