Many of us now chat, play games and make new friends online through social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Bebo. But do you know who you are sharing personal information with?
Protecting yourself or ‘staying safe online' is important for people of all ages using social networking and surfing online whether using a mobile phone or a computer at home or school.
If you have children and are concerned about who they are chatting to online or just want more information yourself please explore the resources on this page.
If not, our recommended resources and links below will help you get up to speed and continue to have fun online in a safe way.
The ICO has provided PSHE lesson plans for primary and secondary levels. The plans cover all the key areas of personal information and internet safety with a step by step guide on the type of information children should share online.
These resources can be downloaded at the bottom of this page:
School e-safety policy template
This template is designed to provide guidance for schools who are writing or updating their e-safety policy.
Accessing the internet in a safe and secure way
Advice and guidance about accessing the internet for third sector organisations and volunteers.
Guidance for those who work and volunteer with children and young people
This document provides some advice and guidance about safer working practices for anyone working or volunteering with children and young people.
A quick guide of terms used on the internet
Do you know you know what BBM, tweeting and surfing mean? Have a look at our glossary and see what you do and don't know!
You can find out more information about keeping children and young people safe online on our safeguarding children's board website.
There is also specialist information for young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) on safety and keeping protected online.
If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.