TikTok: An updated guide for parents and carers

Posted on 25 September 2020

The hugely popular app TikTok was released in 2018 and has been growing in popularity ever since.


Delete or Deactivate – What to do with your old accounts (updated for 2020)

Posted on 18 September 2020

This blog gives site specific guidance about how to deactivate or delete your accounts, and what these options mean.


UK theme for Safer Internet Day 2021 announced

Posted on 16 September 2020

Safer Internet Day is on 9th February 2021 and will be celebrated in the UK with the theme: An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world

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Jess joins Childnet as Education Officer

Posted on 11 September 2020

We’re delighted to welcome Jess as the newest member of the Childnet team! We caught up with Jess to find out a bit more her new role here at Childnet.


Helping young people to get back to school ready with BBC Own It

Posted on 02 September 2020

The Team at BBC Own it have created a range of content to help young people return to learning, this includes videos from celebrities as ell as an app to provide on the go help and guidance to your child’s device. In this blog we take a closer look at some of the content on Own It, and the ways you can use the app with your children.

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25 ideas for embedding online safety throughout your curriculum

Posted on 24 August 2020

With the full time return of Scottish schools and schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland due in September, we have produced a resource to support teachers in embedding online safety throughout the curriculum.


New Blended Learning Resource from SWGfL

Posted on 21 August 2020

Our partners at SWGfL have released a new resource about Blended Learning which will help schools prepare for the new school year. This has been in response to remote learning along with schools returning to regular practice in the near future.


Looking at the impact of the Childnet Digital Leaders Programme

Posted on 06 August 2020

The impact of the Digital Leaders Programme on young people’s online behaviours, confidence, knowledge and wellbeing as well as whole school impact

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Safer Internet Centre takes over Secretariat of APPG on Social Media

Posted on 31 July 2020

The UK Safer Internet Centre comprising three leading child protection charities, is taking on a “vital” new role which will help cement children’s online safety at the heart of Government policy. 


Watch online safety films created by young people

Posted on 30 July 2020

During lockdown over 130 young people across the UK got creative and made short films to inspire their peers to stay safe online and make the most of the internet. In this blog, we take a closer look at these films and the young people who created them.