Policy and training

Online safety resources

See a broad range of resources to keep you informed and engaged in the latest developments in online safety and our support pack for parents to do the same.

Keeping up with online safety policy and guidance

Keep up with the latest developments in online safety policies and procedures by taking a look through our list of resources. You’ll find resources around policy and guidance and the latest training programmes on a range of issues.

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The Big Ask: The Big Answer — Children’s Commissioner for England
In response to The Big Ask, a survey that asked children their thoughts on improving their lives, the Children's Commissioner for England has now published the results in the form of The Big Answer.
In response to The Big Ask, a ...
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Child Protection Online guidelines
Read more about the four sets of the 2020 Child Online Protection (COP) Guidelines, find relevant additional information targeting children, parents and educators, industry and policy-makers and browse through further resources.
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Online safety for Learners with SEND
An online safety guidance for learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
An online safety guidance for learners with ...
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Growing up digital in care
Growing up Digital in Care - a 2017 report from the Children's Commissioner, which considers how well children are prepared to engage with the internet.
Growing up Digital in Care - a ...

Training

Find the latest training programmes available on a range of online issues

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Lesson resources
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Understanding and Combatting Youth Experiences of Image-Based Sexual Harassment and Abuse
These resources from the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) follow their research into image-based sexual harassment and abuse. These workshops around the issue aim to help teachers inform and educate students.
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Changing Conversations report
Changing conversations explores the current approach to online risks faced by vulnerable children and how regulators, professionals and parents/carers can change these practises to better support these children.
Changing conversations explores the current approach to ...
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Principles for social work in children’s social care
Supporting young people’s online safety and experiences: nine principles to help social workers and other social work professionals support foster carers and care experienced children in understanding how to safely benefit from being online.
Supporting young people’s online safety and experiences: ...
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LGBT+ inclusion and tackle Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic attitudes and behaviours

Engaging with parents

Education about child online safety shouldn’t stop in the classroom. With the right support, there are plenty of ways parents can be involved in the process too.

We’ve created online safety presentations you can download and run through with parents to get them thinking about the issues. You’ll also find a selection of interactive resources to share with parents for use with children in their home environment.

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Online Dating for Teens – Parenting Advice
Take a look at our guide to discover parental advice on helping teens make safer choices when it comes to dating online.
Take a look at our guide to ...
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Tackling online hate and trolling
As children spend more time interacting with each online, it's important to help them recognise behaviours that can spread harmful content. The growth of hate speech and trolling online can often have real-world consequences so equipping them with the tools to address these issues is essential.
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Back to School Online safety guides
Whether they’re discovering the online world at primary school, making new digital friends as they move to ‘big school’ or simply continuing to build their digital social circle at secondary school; use our age guides to give children the right advice to deal with some of the online challenges they may face.
Whether they’re discovering the online world at ...
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Online Safety Guide
Children’s use of the internet is becoming more mobile and interactive offering young people more opportunities to interact and meet new people, so it’s never been more important to make sure you are helping your child stay safe in the digital world.
Children’s use of the internet is becoming ...

More resources

Use our school online safety age guides to give children the right advice to deal with some of the online challenges they may face.

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See online safety basics to help your child make smarter and safer choices online and get the best out of the fast-moving pace of technology.

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See the UKCIS Education for a Connected World framework which highlights what a child should know in terms of current online technology, its influence on behaviour and development, and what skills they need to be able to navigate it.

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