Privacy & Identity theft advice hub

Get expert tips to support children



Protecting children’s data

Just like adults, children may be at risk of having their online identity stolen and misused.

It can be difficult to maintain a child’s privacy as they may not understand what information is safe to share online, or what default privacy settings are on the sites and devices they’re using.

Explore our advice hub to learn more about what practical tools you can use to stay in control of your child’s data online.

Get practical tips and advice

Get tips and and advice on how to protect your child’s data online

Recommended resources & articles

See Information Commissioner’s Office guide to protect children data online

Resources document

Experts provide insight on children, data and privacy


Our Sections

Learn about ID theft & data

Understand the risks that children may face online to offer the right support

Read more

Protect your child

See advice to give children the right tools to help children make smarter choices about what they share about themselves and others

Read more

Deal with it

Get advice on how to support your child if their identity or data is stolen or misused

Read more


See a list of organisations that can support you and your child

Read more

Help children set the right privacy settings on the most popular apps children use with our set-up safe social media guides

See resource