Support for children aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Staying safe online - information and advice for professionals

How can we help the children and young people we work with get the best out of the internet? Below are links to sources of information and advice.

  1. children need more resilience, information and power to enjoy the benefits the internet can bring and be safe. Read more…
  2. the terms and conditions of Instagram are as long as Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Check out the teaching packs for 7 to 11, 11 to 14 and 14 to16 year olds, including simplified terms and conditions produced by the children’s commissioner for Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and YouTube.
  3. How does advertising online affect children? The House of Commons Library has published a briefing paper looking at the current advertising regulatory system in the UK, with specific reference to advertising to children. Topics covered include: sexual imagery; gambling; and betting and gaming.
  4. read guidance around preventing and tackling bullying from GOV.UK
  5. do we need to report an incident of youth produced sexual imagery to the police? Download the UKCCIS summary .
  6. look at the research from CEOP and Brook to find out how young people are using digital technologies in their romantic relationships.
  7. looking for educational material for online safety? Find material for all ages at Dorset Police.
  8. download the Safer Internet day education packages (ages 3 to 7, 7 to 11, 11 to 14, 14 to 18 and information for parents).
  9. the Marie Collins Foundation has produced an On-line Sexual Harm Reduction Guide
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