Where else can I get help and information about keeping safe online?

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If you’re looking for advice on Internet safety, you may find the following sites helpful.

Sites for young users:

Childnet International

Childnet provides resources and information for children and young people of all ages about how to stay safe online.


Kidsmart

Resources for u11s and 11+ with advice and games about online safety. In addition, it features young people giving advice to their peers.

UK Safer Internet Centre

For primary and secondary age children, the UK Safer Internet Centre offers films, quizzes and advice to help stay safe online.




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ChildLine

Free helpline for children in trouble or danger. If you need help, call ChildLine free on 0800 1111, or visit the site for more information.


CyberMentors

Cybermentors is all about young people helping and supporting each other online. If you're being bullied, or are feeling a bit low, or are maybe troubled by something and you're not sure what to do or who to talk to, then CyberMentors is where you can go for help. Chat to someone your own age in a confidential and safe environment - there are also counsellors online too if you need them.

TheSite.org

This site, operated by the charity YouthNet, provides factsheets and articles on key issues facing young people, a question and answer service, and a community area enabling 16-24 year-olds to express themselves and address their concerns.

Think U Know

This site looks at how you can really get the most out of online services and provides free resources for children about safe and responsible behaviour online. It also allows internet users to report inappropriate behaviour towards children online.

Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)

This site looks at how you can really get the most out of online services and provides free resources for children about safe and responsible behaviour online. It also allows internet users to report inappropriate behaviour towards children online.





Sites for parents and carers:

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Childnet International

Childnet provides practical advice and information for parents and carers on a range of e-safety topics such as social networking, cyberbullying, online gaming and grooming.


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Beat Bullying

Practical advice for parents about how to help and reassure a child who is being bullied or to deal with a child who is a bully, and about how best to approach the school.

UK Safer Internet Centre

The UK Safer Internet Centre offers guides for parents including advice about smartphones, gaming devices, tablets and other internet-connected devices, and videos on how to enable parental controls on home broadband connections.



Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)

Practical advice for parents about how to help and reassure a child who is being bullied or to deal with a child who is a bully, and about how best to approach the school.


Get Safe Online

UK Government-sponsored site offering help and advice about how best to protect your computer, your personal information and your family online, with checklists, quizzes and advice.



Sites for teachers:

Don't Suffer in Silence

Teachernet provides advice for the school community on how to encourage respect and good behaviour.

Childnet International

Childnet provides practical advice and information for teachers and professionals working with children and young people. The resources include information and advice on a range of e-safety topics and advice, information on protecting your professional reputation and information on best practice for schools on developing their e-safety provision.

Teach Today

Teachtoday provides information and advice for teachers, head teachers, governors and other members of the school workforce about the positive, responsible and safe use of new technologies. Includes lesson plans and other practical resources for schools.

UK Safer Internet Centre

The UK Safer Internet Centre offers resources for teachers and professionals who work with children and young people, on topics such as developing e-safety provision and protecting your online reputation. They also provide the Professionals Online Safety Helpline (POSH) that offers advice and guidance on e-safety issues for professionals working with children and young people.

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