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Page last updated: 20/08/2019

​​Safer Intern​et UK​ Technology has become integral to young people's lives and it is important that they know how to stay safe online and make the most of the opportunities that the internet provides. Whether you are a young person, parent or carer, or working with children, there are lots of resources to help.

Online Abuse and Bullying Prevention Guide. This guide has been developed for professionals who work with young people to help them understand what constitutes abusive behaviour online, the consequences of that behaviour, and where they can get help. (NSPCC March 2015)



Sexting in schools and colleges: responding to incidents and safeguarding young people (UKCCIS, 2016)​ - The UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) Education Group has published non-statutory advice for schools and colleges​ on responding to incidents of sexting. This includes responding to disclosures; handling devices and imagery; risk assessing situations; involving other agencies; information about preventative education; working with parents; reporting imagery to providers.

This resource​ provides information on the latest Apps and potential associated risks.

The UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) Education Working Group have produced a new framework for online safety called 'Education for a Connected World'​. This framework details the knowledge and skills children and young people need at different stages of their lives in order to navigate the internet safely.





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