resources for teens (14+)

Here are some of our favourite resources to help you learn more about e-safety for teenagers and pass on the message to them. We’ve also highlighted some apps to help them navigate the digital world.

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E-safety for you

Net Aware from the NSPCC is a no-nonsense guide to social media sites and apps

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E-safety for teens

Let your teen know about this information from CEOPcovering the difficult issues teenagers face online

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Best of the net

This app aims to build a digital community where young people can share art, stories, games, photos and contests

Resources for parents and carers

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Digital Parenting

Vodafone’s Digital Parenting Issue 3 provides checklists and practical advice on keeping children safe online.

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Childnet

Information and advice for parents and carers on supporting young people online. The leaflet is available to download in multiple languages.

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Switched on Families

An interactive guide from Virgin Media to help your teen get the best from the net whilst staying safe.

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Triple P

Learn to effectively set and enforce screen time boundaries, communicate better with kids, and much more with Triple P Online.

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Online Them helps parents monitor their children online with their knowledge as it relies on the consent of both to work. It’s a way of highlighting potential online risks without invading your child’s privacy or snooping behind their back.

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Parent Info

Parent Info is a collaboration between CEOP and Parent Zone. It provides high quality information to parents and carers about their children’s wellbeing and resilience. Schools can host the content on their own website and use it in any other ways (in letters to parents etc) that they want.

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BBC iWonder Guide

As part of our new partnership with the BBC, we’ve worked together to create an interactive guide to give you practical tips on how you can keep your children safe online. It covers 7 key areas such as “Taking control with tech” and “What kind of parent am I?”.

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Parenting in the Digital Age

Parent Zone has introduced a new online parenting programme, Parenting in the Digital Age. This is free to parents and carers whose children attend schools that have taken out Parent Zone Digital Schools membership.

E-safety activities for your teen

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Childnet

Information and advice for parents and carers on supporting young people online. The leaflet is available to download in multiple languages.

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McAfee

An internet safety quiz for teams, parents can take it with their teenagers to see how much they know about online safety.

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Switched on Families

An interactive guide from Virgin Media to help your teen get the best from the net whilst staying safe.

Apps to help teens deal with the online world

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Send this instead

The Send this instead app has been developed to help children combat sexting from peers. The app gives a range of optional images with humorous messages so that children can send these as a response to sexting, putting them back in control.

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Zipit

Made by ChildLine, Zipit aims to help teenagers deal with difficult sexting and flirting situations. The app offers humorous comebacks and advice and aims to help teenagers stay in control of flirting when chatting.