Teacher policy & guidance

Research and reports for professionals

The online space is constantly changing just like education. See our broad range of teacher policy and guidance resources below to keep you informed and engaged in the latest developments in online safety.

Advice and guides for professionals

Learn about common online safety issues like child-on-child abuse, self-image, vulnerabilities and more with our featured advice pages and guides to help inform teacher policy and guidance.

Online Child-on-Child Abuse

Explore our advice for teachers, parents and young people on the topic of child-on-child abuse and how it presents online.

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Inclusive Digital Safety Hub

Learn about the risks and benefits online for children with vulnerabilities and how to support them.

VISIT HUB

Changing Conversations

Discover how to support children with SEND who use the online space to help them learn key safety skills.

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Research and reports

Completed by our research team or in partnership with our supporters and partners, these reports highlight important online safety issues to support teacher policy and guidance.

Children’s Wellbeing in a Digital World

A yearly project to research the impact of digital use on children and young people in the UK to inform changes.

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Demystifying Teens Online Interactions

Young people share their experiences online and how this impacts their relationships, self-expression and ability to create.

VISIT HUB

Intentional Use

Research supported by TikTok that explores the views of teens and parents on having agency and its role in managing screen time.

SEE REPORT

Principles for Social Work

This guide contains 9 principles to help professionals support carers and children in care to stay safe online.

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Other teacher policy and guidance

The resources below include further research and reports from different sources to help schools and teachers inform their policies.

Lesson resources
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TikTok Playbook
With a whole world of digital content at your students’ fingertips, our TikTok Playbook has all the information and advice you need to recognise the potential safeguarding issues, understand the latest privacy and security features and support students to use the platform safely.
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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.
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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.
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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.
These resources from the Association of School ...
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June 2022 tracker
Our tracker survey is conducted twice per year with a sample of 1000 children aged 9-16 and 2000 parents. This survey helps us analyse trends over time and compare responses by child’s age, gender, vulnerabilities and more. It also enables us to analyse differences in what parents and children report.
Our tracker survey is conducted twice per ...
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December 2021 tracker insights
Our tracker survey is conducted twice per year. This survey had a sample of 2000 UK parents of children aged 4-16-years-old. Around 25% were parents of vulnerable children. This survey helps us analyse trends over time and compare responses by child’s age, gender, vulnerabilities and more. It also enables us to analyse differences in what parents and children report.
Our tracker survey is conducted twice per ...
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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.
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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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More teaching resources

Visit our other schools sections for more advice on students’ interests and how to teach them online safety.

Visit our schools page for online safety resources and insight whether you teach early years, primary or secondary.

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