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Looking After Yourself

Online Safety


Computer keyboardIt is important to understand how to be safe online. The following websites have lots of information and advice.  



Getting it on (opens a new window) contains information and services for 13 to 19 year olds including online safety (opens a new window

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

Childline has lots of useful information for young people including videos, apps and online message boards (opens a new window).

The website covers subjects like:

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

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

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 (opens a new window)