#General online safety

See our list of resources, guides, tech tools and articles to get insight and learn more about online safety to help children navigate the online world safely and smartly.

Recommended Apps & Tools

Apps & Tools
The Forest App
If you’re worried about how much time your little one is spending on their gadget, Rik Henderson of Pocket-lint, offers ...

Recommended Article

Article
The future of Loot Boxes in video games
Learn how to protect children from the lure of Loot Boxes and in-app purchases in video games with advice from ...
Article
Vulnerable Children and online safety
Following the successful publication of our Vulnerable Children in the Digital World report was launched, we have been working next ...
Article
Discover what Facebook is doing to keep children safe online
With over 2.4 billion people using Facebook, safety is a key focus to help tackle harmful content online and keep ...

Recommended Expert opinion

Expert opinion
My child has been negatively affected by something they’ve seen online- what do I do?
If your child has been negatively affected by something they’ve seen or done online, our expert panellists offer step by step ...
Expert opinion
Can violent video games encourage my child to be aggressive?
A recent study from the Royal Society suggests that playing violent video games does not cause teenagers to be aggressive. ...
Expert opinion
How can I encourage my child to report something if they believe a friend is self-harming?
If your child is worried or concerned that a friend is harming themselves or considering taking there own life, it ...

Recommended Guide

Guide
Broadband Activity Pack
Sky Broadband is team up with Sky Broadband Buddy and creates an activity pack for families.
Guide
Amazing games guide for families
Playing games with your child and understanding how to make use of safety controls on apps and games consoles will ...
Guide
Game age ratings explained
To help you choose age-appropriate games for children most platforms will feature an age rating on the game. Due to ...

Recommended Lesson resources

Lesson resources
Being Smart with your Smartphone
Childnet International and the Phone-paid Services Authority (PSA) have designed a lesson designed for teachers to use with 8-11 year ...

Recommended Parent stories

Parent stories
Mum shares her challenge of protecting her teens from seeing adult content
Madeline mother of two shares how her family's tech use has a positive impact.
Parent stories
Mum shares her experience of protecting digitally savvy pre-teen from inappropriate content
Madeline mother of two shares how her family's tech use has a positive impact.
Parent stories
Parent shares how tech use helps children thrive
Madeline mother of two shares how her family's tech use has a positive impact.

Recommended Policy & guidance

Article
Vulnerable Children and online safety
Following the successful publication of our Vulnerable Children in the Digital World report was launched, we have been working next ...

Recommended Research

Research
Parenting Generation Game report
Our research looks at parents’ views of their children’s relationship with gaming, across all devices and platforms.
Research
Parenting Generation Game: Summary of findings
See a summary of the insights from our Parenting Generation Game report outlining parental views of their relationship with gaming ...
Research
Screen time report reveals parents concerns that too much screen is causing child inactivity
We carried out research with parents to find out their biggest concerns around screen time.