Inclusive Digital Safety

The hub empowers parents, carers and professionals through tailored advice and insight. Make meaningful interventions in the lives of children and young people most likely to experience risks on social media and other online spaces.

Online safety needs to be an integral part of children’s digital journey. As such, these tailored resources can help shape the e-safety of all children online.

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As the world continues to change, it's important for all children and young people to have the support they need to adapt and thrive in it.

A growing part of their world is lived online. Whether it's socialising with friends, gaming with family, or doing lessons online, the internet is now an essential part of children's daily toolkit.

While the internet offers great benefits, it can also expose children and young people to risks that can develop into harm.

From research, we know that children who experience vulnerabilities offline are more likely to experience risks online.

That's why together with SWGfL we've created the Inclusive Digital Safety hub.

A place where parents, carers, and professionals working with children and young people with additional needs, disabilities, or lifestyles that expose them to risk can be equipped and empowered to make meaningful interventions in their digital lives.

It features a range of;

Advice guides,
Insight and research factsheets,
A resources centre
An Index of online harms
and a professional’s forum

Recognising that online safety needs to be an integral part of children's digital journey, these tailored resources can help shape the safety of all children online.

What you’ll find in the advice hub

Have a question to ask?

It is important that all professionals working with children can recognise, respond and resolve the internet safety issues that children encounter online.  This is particularly true when considering children with vulnerabilities.

If you are a professional with a concern or question to raise, visit the Inclusive Digital Safety professional online forum. You will be able to post your question and get feedback from other professionals who are part of the community.

Need help reporting an issue?

If you are concerned about a child that might be at risk of harm, there is a range of organisation that can offer you support. Visit our report issue page for support.

If the child is in immediate danger, we would urge you to contact the police for support.

Looking for the latest research?

Knowledge is key when it comes to ensuring all young people benefit from connected technology safely.

From our research, we know that children and young people already facing offline vulnerabilities, are more likely to face risk and harm online.

If you’d like to learn more about what risks children and young people may face online and how to intervene and support them visit our research and insight centre.

Want specific resources to support a child?

If you’d like to support a child or a young person on a particular area of their digital life, take a look at our recommended resources specifically chosen to support children with additional needs, disabilities, or certain lifestyles take may expose them to online risk.

In partnership with SWGfL

The advice hub has been created in collaboration with SWGfL, a charity with a mission to help children benefit from technology, free from harm. They specialise in supporting schools, agencies, and families to affect lasting change with the safe and secure use of technology.