Learn how these resources can help you support children with SEND online
All children and young people deserve the opportunity to benefit from connected technology safely.
That's why we've created a range of guides to empower parents and carers to help young
people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) to stay safe online.
Why’s this important?
The online world can be a lifeline for children with additional needs. It allows them to develop new skills, be creative, and find their ‘tribe’.
However, from our research, we know that children and young people already facing offline
vulnerabilities, are more likely to face risk and harm online.
Out of the different types of risks, young people with SEND are more likely to experience
contact risks online like sexting under pressure and coercion.
So, taking the time to learn some simple strategies, informing children of safety tools, and
staying engaged in what they do, are effective ways to keep their time online positive.
What's inside the guides?
You'll find insights and resources to support young people while they are connecting and
sharing, browsing the internet, and online gaming.
You’ll find helpful tips to:
● Encourage young people to adopt good online habits
● Stay informed about the online risks they face online
● And how to make use of safety tools to help them thrive in their digital world