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Preparing for Adulthood

Information for children and young people about using the internet safely

  

Download an Easy Read leaflet about online safety (pdf)

 
Information aimed at children and young people

Thinkuknow is a website that has guides to internet safety and safe surfing for children and young people. The information targeted at different age groups.

Visit the Thinkuknow website (opens a new window)

Own It 

The BBC has launched its own site for children called Own It. It is aimed at 9-12 year olds and is designed to help children get the most of their time online. 

Visit the Own It website (opens a new window)

Childline has lots of useful information for young people including videos, apps and online message boards.

The website covers subjects like:

  • sexting.
  • online bullying.
  • taking care of your digital footprint.
  • mobile phone safety.

Visit the Childline website (opens a new window)

Childnet has information for children and young people divided into primary and secondary age categories. The site has links to information for individual apps such as Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Snapchat and gaming sites such as Playstation.

Visit Childnet primary age pages (opens a new window)

Visit Childnet secondary age pages (opens a new window)

UK Safer Internet Centre has games, quizzes, films and advice to help young people get the most out of the internet while staying safe online.

Vist UK Safer Internet Centre Youth site (opens a new window)

CEOP is dedicated to keeping children safe from sexual abuse and sexual grooming online.

Visit the CEOP website (opens a new window)

Safernet has online safety advice for people with learning difficulties.

Visit the Safernet website (opens a new window)