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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Principles for social work in children’s social care
Supporting young people’s online safety and experiences: nine principles to help social workers and other social work professionals support foster carers and care experienced children in understanding how to safely benefit from being online.
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Young people’s advice on talking to your child about online sexual harassment
A new guide from the Children's Commissioner for England helps parents have conversations around online sexual harassment that young people face.
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How to protect young people from social scams
Download our to help protect children and young people from social media scams.
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Tips and strategies to help children manage in-game spending
Download our top tips and strategies guide to help children and young people manage their in-game spending.
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Online money management tips to support young people
Download our top tips guide to support children and young people build good online money management habits.
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Twitch – A parent’s guide
Helping young gamers connect safely online.
Helping young gamers connect safely online.
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Summary of the types of fake news
Find advice and information about fake news and misinformation.
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Online Critical Thinking Guide
Get tips to empower children to make smarter informed choices to navigate their online world safely.
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