Online safety for young people
The South Gloucestershire Children’s Partnership website provides advice and guidance for young people on online safety. Visit the on line safety page for more information on:
- How to stay safe
- What is online abuse
- Online grooming
Childnet is a charity that works to make the internet a safe place for children and young people. Their Family agreement is a practical tool to start discussions about how to behave online and set clear expectations for your family.
The Family Lives website has a comprehensive section on on-line safety as well as parenting advice for families.
Big deal has gambling information, advice and support for young people which includes advice on online gambling.
Online safety course for parents
Visit the Online Safety Course for parents by Myleene Klass on the National Online Safety website. National Online Safety have produced a series of guides for social media apps and platforms
Swiggle is a child-friendly search engine from the Online Safety experts at South West Grid for Learning. Designed to make searching the internet for images or content easier. Visit the Swiggle website to find out more.
Jessie and Friends – Internet Safety for 4–7-year-olds
Jessie & Friends is a series of three animations that follow the adventures of Jessie, Tia and Mo as they begin to navigate the online world, watching videos, sharing pictures and playing games. You can find out more and watch the animations on the Jessie and Friends page of the thinkuknow website.
Child Exploitation Online Protection agency website (CEOP)
Online safety information, advice, and how to report concerns, for parents, young people and professionals. Visit the CEOP website to find out more.
UK Safer Internet Centre
E-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet. Visit the UK Safer Internet Centre website for more information. The UK Safer Internet Centre have produced a useful guide to share with parents to help ensure safer browsing in You Tube. You can find the information in this link: How to use YouTube in Restricted mode.
NSPCC is a national charity which has information on keeping children safe online. Visit the NSPCC website to find out more.
Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust are a national education charity with a social purpose to inform, educate and safeguard young and vulnerable people aged 7-25 to help them make informed decisions and understand the consequences around gambling and gaming. Visit the YGAM website to find out more information.
‘Game Change’ is the online treatment course for those concerned about their gambling behaviour. Contact details for the Young People Support Service Age 11 – 18 years:
- Email: YoungPeopleService@gamcare.org.uk.
- Telephone: 02030926964
- Via the GAMCARE website
Watch the YouTube video from thinkuknow to find out what parents and carers need to know about Nude selfies
The Lucy Faithful Foundation
UK-wide child protection charity dedicated solely to preventing child sexual abuse. Visit the Lucy Faithful Foundation website to find out more information.
If you have concerns about someone’s safety you can contact South Gloucestershire Council:
01454 866000 – Monday to Friday
01454 615165 – Out of hours/weekends
In an emergency please ring 999