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Staying Safe on the Internet

We know that there are huge benefits to being online, this is especially true as we practice social distancing as it is a great way to keep in touch with family and friends.

It is also important to have an online offline balance and set aside some time to do something offline, like make something creative, read a book or physical exercise.

For advice and help to keep you safe when online and looking after your online mental health, we have pulled together a list of tips and guidance to help you keep safe and know what to do when things go wrong.

Childline

There are lots of fun and interesting things you can do on the internet, but it’s important to understand how to stay safe online.

Sometimes people will try to trick you into clicking dangerous links or sharing things about yourself. Or something you’ve shared might be used to bully or frighten you.

https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/staying-safe-online/#1

 

UK Safer Internet Centre

The pages have been written specifically for children and young people to access if they have questions about staying safe online and include top tips, videos and short quizzes.

The latest tips, advice and resources to help children and young people have a safe and positive time online

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/

 

BBC 8 top tips for online safety.

Find out more about keeping things fun, safe and respectful when you're online.  The internet is an amazing place to be creative, chat with friends and find interesting fun stuff. You may spend a lot of time online, so it’s important to make the most of it and enjoy it whilst also being safe, sensible and respectful to others too. Here’s our guide to being smart about who you meet and what you do online.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/findoutmore/help-me-out-staying-safe-online

 

Mind Online Mental Health

Explains the benefits and challenges to your mental health of being online, and gives ideas for looking after yourself online and getting support. Also provides information on staying safe online and getting the balance right between your online and offline life.

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/online-mental-health/online-offline-balance/

 

Advice for Parents and Carers

CEOP

To help parents and carers during COVID-19, CEOP are releasing activity packs with simple 15 minute activities parents and carers can do with their child to support their online safety at home.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

 

NSPCC

It can be hard to know how to talk to your child about online safety. From setting up parental controls to advice on sexting, online games and video apps, the NSPCC can help you to understand the risks and keep your child safe.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

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