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Connecting Safely Online matters to all young people, especially those with SEND, and with their help, we have created advice and guidance to make their time online connecting with others safer and more positive.

Life online for children with SEND report

This report summarises the findings of the workshops and extensive consultation that we carried out with young people, parents, carers, and teachers to help us to create the advice hub. It highlights how there is a lack of stark and clear advice on how to help young people with SEND safely navigate the online world.

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About Internet Matters

Internet Matters is a not-for-profit organisation that works collaboratively across the industry, the government, and schools to reach UK families with tools, tips, and resources to help children benefit from connected technology smartly and safely.

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About Youthworks

Youthworks is a consultancy with a focus on young people and their online experiences. We run the annual Cybersurvey to explore this in partnership with Internet Matters. Youthworks conducts a research programme and publishes books, reports and evaluations.

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About Facebook

Facebook’s mission is ” to give people the power to share and to make the world more open and connected”, which is why they have contributed and invested in creating this resource to ensure this for all people, particularly young people with SEND. Over the years they have also introduced new technologies, awareness campaigns and new resources to help parents and young people navigate the platform safely.

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