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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Digital Matters learning platform
Created with support from ESET, Digital Matters is our new learning platform to help schools change the way they teach online safety. With interactive activities, discussion and immersive scenarios, kids will get excited about digital safety.
Created with support from ESET, Digital Matters ...
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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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Children’s Wellbeing in a Digital World — Index Report 2022
The report is the culmination of a year-long project developed with the University of Leicester and Revealing Reality on the impact of digital use on children and young people in the UK.
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Harmful Sexual Behaviour Support Service
Harmful Sexual Behaviour Support Service
This support service is available for anyone in England working with children and young people such as designated safeguarding leads within primary and secondary schools and alternative provision.
This support service is available for anyone ...
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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.
A new guide from the Children's Commissioner ...
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Posters to help Challenge Peer-on-Peer Abuse
London Grid for Learning have created 2 new posters for Anti-Bullying Week to get those important discussions started and create a culture where bullying is unacceptable. Picking up on things which may seem like nothing may stop them escalating into something far more serious:
London Grid for Learning have created 2 ...
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EE PhoneSmart Licence
EE and Internet Matters believe every child should be safe on their phone, which is why we collaborated to create this free online programme that provides young people with the tools and confidence to use phone technology safely and responsibly.
EE and Internet Matters believe every child ...
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Act Early — Recognise radicalisation
Prevent radicalisation and extremism by acting early and recognising the signs. Call the national police Prevent advice helpline at 0800 011 3764, open from 09:00-17:00 every day.
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