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How to protect young people from social scams
Download our to help protect children and young people from social media scams.
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Tips and strategies to help children manage in-game spending
Download our top tips and strategies guide to help children and young people manage their in-game spending.
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Online money management tips to support young people
Download our top tips guide to support children and young people build good online money management habits.
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Twitch – A parent’s guide
Helping young gamers connect safely online.
Helping young gamers connect safely online.
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Summary of the types of fake news
Find advice and information about fake news and misinformation.
Find advice and information about fake news ...
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ThinkuKnow: Jessie and Friends
A three-episode animated series and resource pack aimed at giving 4 to 7s the knowledge and skills to stay safe online. It includes session plans, storybooks and activities designed to be used across a range of settings.
A three-episode animated series and resource pack ...
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Online Critical Thinking Guide
Get tips to empower children to make smarter informed choices to navigate their online world safely.
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So you got naked online (SEND version)
This version of ‘So you got naked online…’ is a resource that helps and advises young people who may find themselves in a situation where they (or a friend) have put a sexting image or video online and have lost control over that content and who it’s being shared with.
This version of ‘So you got naked ...
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Supporting LGBTQ+ CYP – Browsing safely online
All young people, including those who are LGBTQ+ and those who are not, should be supported to browse the internet safely – there are inherent risks for all young people, and for LGBTQ young people these can include exposure to inappropriate content or bad advice around exploring their sexual orientation and identity.
All young people, including those who are ...
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Supporting LGBTQ+ CYP – Staying safe while gaming
Online gaming is incredibly popular among children and young people. Whether it is through phones and mobile devices, PCs, or games consoles, most children and young people will have experience in gaming online.
Online gaming is incredibly popular among children ...
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Supporting LGBTQ+ CYP – Connecting and sharing
For LGBTQ+ children and young people, connecting and sharing online can be a vital way to interact with peers, educate themselves, and find solutions to issues that friends or family may not understand. However, there are also areas of risk for young people within the LGBTQ+ community when interacting online.
For LGBTQ+ children and young people, connecting ...
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Supporting CYP with care experience – Connecting and sharing
Children and young people with care experience using the internet and social media share the same risks and benefits as any young person growing up today. However, their previous lived experiences, their placement moves, and changes in caregivers disadvantage them in ways that can make them more susceptible to those risks.
Children and young people with care experience ...
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