Online safety applies to all areas of life – how we learn, shop, bank, play and much more. Below are resources that can teach you how to stay safe.
The safeguarding and wellbeing team can offer support during office hours for anyone worried about the safety of themselves or others. Visit our Safeguarding Page for details of how to get in touch.
For further information on the topics below, please click on the drop-downs.
For all emergency situations please call 999.
Newsletters and Key Documents
Key Information Sites
Childnet – For young children, young adults, parents/carers and teachers/professionals.
National Cyber Security Council – Cyber security advice to protect you and your family, and the technology you rely on.
Get Safe Online – Advice on how to protect yourself, your computers and mobiles device and your business against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other problems encountered online.
NSPCC – Advice and guidance for parents.
Think U Know – For young children, young adults, parents/carers and teachers/professionals.
UK Safer Internet Centre (UKSIC) – For young children, young adults, parents/carers and teachers/professionals.
Action Fraud– Report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cyber crime in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
CEOP– If you have been a victim of sexual online abuse or you’re worried this is happening to someone you know, let us know safely and securely.
Childline– Online and phone support for anyone under 19 years of age.
Counter Terrorism Policing– Report suspicious activity and behaviour.
Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) – Anonymously and confidentially report child sexual abuse images/videos and non-photographic child sexual abuse images.
Professionals Online Safety Helpline– For teachers and others who work with children and young people, for support with their safety and the safety of the those they support.
Report Harmful Content– Report the following content: Online Abuse; Bullying or Harassment; Threats; Impersonation; Unwanted Sexual Advances (Not Image Based); Violent Content; Self-Harm or Suicide Content; Pornographic Content (outside of porn sites). Includes specialist area for reporting by under 18’s.
Revenge Porn Hotline– Support for adult victims of intimate image abuse in the UK.
Samaritans– Support for all by phone and email.
Viral Scares and Suicide Challenges – Stories and warnings often circulate online about online scares or suicide challenges which are alleged to have encouraged children to engage in harmful activities. Most have been found to be hoaxes, fake news or wildly exaggerated stories. Seeing or hearing about this content can be distressing for both children and parents. This article advises on what you can do if you are effected.
Childnet’s KidSmart– For children under 12 and their parents.
National Online Safety Parents Guides– Guides on a range of online software and safety topics.
Parent Info– A site for parents created by CEOP and Parent Zone.
Let’s Talk About It (LTAI)– Practical help and guidance to the public in order to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.