See how these resources can help you empower LGBTQ+ young people to manage online risks
All children and young people deserve the chance to thrive online in a safe and supportive environment.
For those who identify and are part of the LGBTQ+ community, this is even more important as they develop their identity and express who they are online.
To support parents and carers we've created a range of guides to help them keep LGBTQ+ children and young people safe online.
Why this is important
The internet allows LGBTQ+ children and young people to find support and a sense of community but it can also expose them to a range of specific risks and challenges.
While it's important to recognise that every child's experience online is unique, research shows that being exposed to hate speech and insults online is one of the most prevalent risks for LGBTQ+ young people.
Also if they rely on the internet for community support, which is a positive, it can leave them more vulnerable to experiencing toxic online relationships or being exposed to inappropriate content and relationships online.
So, that's why it's important to empower children who identify as LGBTQ+ with practical strategies to tackle these issues and seek support without fear of judgment.
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 healthy online habits
Stay informed about the risks they may face online
And how to make use of safety tools to help them thrive in their digital world