Pre-teens (11-13)

Online safety advice

As children between the ages of 11 and 13 make the transition to a more independent stage with the move to secondary school, they become more confident internet users with more varied habits. Internet use can be hugely positive for children, but it’s vital to continue discussing online safety with them.

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NPCC – Child centred policing
The National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) has produced a 'When to call the police' guidance for when a student has potentially committed a crime at school or college.
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LGfL – DigiSafe: Undressed resource
LGfL- DigiSafe has created the 'Undressed' resource for young children, parents and professionals about the issue of sexting and sending nudes.
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House of Lords – Digital Technology and the Resurrection of Trust
Take a look at the report published by the Committee on Democracy and Digital Technologies.
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Child Protection Online guidelines
Read more about the four sets of the 2020 Child Online Protection (COP) Guidelines, find relevant additional information targeting children, parents and educators, industry and policy-makers and browse through further resources.
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Discord – A parent’s guide
Get the low down on the popular chat app for gamers – Discord, the easiest way to communicate over voice, video, and text.
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CBBC Newsround
CBBC Newsround is the home of news and fun facts for kids. Find out what is going on, with stories, pictures and videos or try a quiz or one of their free games.
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New Cybersurvey sexting report highlights insight into digital relationships for young people today
Nearly a fifth of schoolchildren, who have sent sexts said they were pressured or blackmailed into doing so, the new Cybersurvey reveals.
Nearly a fifth of schoolchildren, who have ...
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LGBTQ cyberbullying resource – Comparitech
LGBTQ youth are at higher risk of being bullied online. Comparitech discusses the problem, take a look at the statistics and offer advice for parents and educators to help LGBTQ cyberbullying victims.
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