Teens (14+)

Online safety advice

As your child becomes a teenager, it’s likely the internet will be a part of their daily life. They’ll adapt quickly to new technology and use it to communicate, socialise and create. Most teenagers have access to the internet using a smartphone or tablet, and use a wide range of social networking sites as a vital part of their relationships with others.

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Research: Supporting educators on issues of online safety
This report focuses on the importance of frontline services which directly support families: schools. Most children in England spend more than 30 hours at school per week. Some families look to teachers as a source of support in many aspects of life, educational and noneducational – including online life.
This report focuses on the importance of ...
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Report: A Whole New World? Towards a Child-Friendly Metaverse
This report summarises current developments in the metaverse landscape, along with early evidence of the opportunities and risks posed to children. It presents new research into what families think and feel about the metaverse, based on an original survey conducted for Internet Matters.
This report summarises current developments in the ...
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The Online Together Project: Companion Guide
Our Companion guide for parents includes tips on how to help children and young people understand the way they think about gender, including stereotypes, discrimination, sexual and/or violent content.
Our Companion guide for parents includes tips ...
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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.
The report is the culmination of a ...
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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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Understanding and Combatting Youth Experiences of Image-Based Sexual Harassment and Abuse
These resources from the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) follow their research into image-based sexual harassment and abuse. These workshops around the issue aim to help teachers inform and educate students.
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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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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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