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Social networking
In depth information and key advice on pupils and social networking sites, for teachers and professionals.
Social networking
In depth information and key advice on social networking for parents and carers.
Safer Social Networking
Lesson plan and supporting resources for secondary aged pupils focussing on safe social networking. 
Q: My child is underage, but has created a social networking profile. What should I do?
Information about the creation of underage social networking profiles.
Social networking
In depth information and key advice on social networking sites for 11-18 year olds.
Young People and Social Networking Services (Leaflet)
A guide for parents, carers and teachers about the safe and responsible use of social networking services.
Social Networking Guide for Teachers
Social networking e-safety advice for teachers and professionals, to help protect your online reputation. 
Safety tools on online services update
Updated information for parents about Smart TVs and safety tools for social networking sites
Q: Can my child limit who accesses their profile?
Information regarding the privacy options available on social networking sites.
Q: Does my child’s profile appear in a public search engine (eg Google)?
Information about social networking sites and public search engine results.
Q: How can I report inappropriate behaviour and what happens when I make a report?
Information about how to make a report on a social networking site. 
‘What is…?’ Get the low-down on the latest social media trends
We’ve pulled together 5 of the most popular, newer networks that young people are using, and given you a breakdown of what they do and why young people like them.
Social media and mental health - Advice for teachers and parents 
Following the survey results from the Royal Society for Public Health we look at how parents and teachers can talk to young people about issues such as self-esteem and body image as well as the role and influence of image in their lives.
Social media and gang violence
In depth information and key advice on social media, gangs and serious youth violence for teachers, schools and and youth support professionals.
Get ‘back to school’ ready with our top tips for social media
To make sure you are ‘back to school’ ready we have some top tips for social media which can help young people stay safe whilst staying connected to friends.
Back to School: Social Media advice for teachers from the Professionals Online Safety Helpline
In this blog, Kat Tremlett – Professionals Online Safety Helpline Practitioner, looks at some of the key questions posed by teachers about how to manage the growing role of social media.
How to get involved in the Safer Internet Day Social media campaign
#ItStartsWithUs this Safer Internet Day – top tips for getting involved on social media.
Join the #SID2017 social media campaign
Get involved in the Safer Internet Day social media campaign by tweeting using the hashtag #SID2017 and tagging us (@UK_SIC).
Childnet Launches “Blogsafety” website and leaflet
Childnet International today announced the launch of its “Blogsafety” advice website and leaflet designed to help both parents, teachers and young people understand the new safety issues of Social Networking and Blogging sites.   
Age Restrictions on Social Media Services
This blog looks at what age restrictions are in place across the most popular social media services, why they exist and what our advice is for parents and young people.
For you as a professional
Information for teachers and professionals about social networking practices and successful use of technology with young people.
Be smart and safe online – a resource for deaf young people
3 practical lesson plans on the topics of sexting, safe social networking and cyberbullying aims to help deaf young people aged 11-16 to stay safe online
From social media to gaming - what’s affecting your child online
As a parent or carer, trying to understand your child’s online life can sometimes feel daunting. That is why our team of educational experts have created these hot topics with advice on how to handle some of the biggest issues young people face online.
Safety tools for social networks
Learn how to manage the key safety features on your favoriate social networks and online services
Childnet response to the Culture Media and Sport Committee's report on harmful content on the Internet.
Childnet International provided written and oral to the Culture Media and Sport Committee on harmful content on the Internet, and has welcomed today’s publication of the Committee’s report on this matter and the attention that the publication of this report will bring to the safety of children and young people online.
Children’s Commissioner #lifeinlikes report into experiences of 8-12s on social media
The ‘Life in likes’ report launched today by the Children’s Commissioner for England is based on a series of focus groups with 32 children aged 8 to 12 years.
#SID2018 on social media – It starts with us!
Highlights from the Safer Internet Day 2018 social media campaign.
Reporting impersonation on social media
We’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions about reporting fake profiles for three of the most popular social media sites; Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. We hope this will help you if you should ever need to make a report.
Children’s Commissioner looks at young peoples’ rights on social media
The Children's Commissioner has released a new set of guidelines that hope to ‘jargon bust’ terms and conditions and teach young people about their rights on social media sites.
Hot topics
Detailed information for a range of online safety topics such as downloading, sexting, social networking, gaming and grooming.
Hot topics
In depth information and advice for 11-18 year olds on a range of internet safety topics including downloading, sexting, social networking, and gaming.
The impact of social media and screen-use on young people's health
The UK Safer Internet Centre has responded to The Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into the impact of social media and screen-use on young people's health.
Twitter and Privacy
Have you ever thought about what you post online and how it could have consequences later on in your life?
Updated Know IT All for parents now available
Childnet International is delighted to announce that the Know IT All for parents CDRom is available again – all 1 million copies of the earlier version were ordered and distributed in less than 6 months – and it has been updated to include fresh content on new and significant issues including social networking, cyberbullying and reporting. The summary of this award winning resource is now available in 9 languages with the inclusion of Welsh in this version in addition to new British Sign Language content for children.
Children’s online risks: UK trends from 2010 to 2013
Research from LSE shows that exposure to cyberbullying and harmful user-generated content is on the rise, while exposure to sexual messages has decreased, and young people are less likely to talk to strangers online or use social networking sites underage.
What is Musical.ly?
Ellie Proffitt, one of our Education Officers, looks at the popular app Musical.ly.
NASUWT survey results
Teaching union NASUWT has released the findings from its latest survey into social media abuse and misuse within schools. The survey looked at social media use within the last 12 months.
Key things to remember when helping your child set up a new profile
Setting up a profile on a new site or game can seem like a daunting task. Profiles are needed for a variety of sites, from gaming websites and social networking sites to the sites children use for school work. So what is important to keep in mind when helping your child to create their first online account?
What is TikTok? Looking at the latest lip-syncing app
TikTok – which used to be called Musical.ly, is a social networking app that young people can use to generate and share their own short videos and lip sync to popular audio clips.
Back To School!
Are you thinking about teaching internet safety this term?
Online etiquette or ‘netiquette’ – The dos and don’ts of online communication
The internet often plays a huge part in many young people’s daily activities; allowing them to communicate freely with others and share information with ease via messaging apps, social media and gaming networks.
Half of UK girls have experienced some form of online harassment
Plan International UK have released the results of a survey showing that almost half of all girls in the UK have experienced some form of harassment or abuse on social media.
Staying safe online this summer
Get ready for the summer holidays with our e-safety advice for parents
Digital resilience
A lesson to deliver with 11-14 year olds to help them be resilient online.
Parents and Carers
Advice for parents and carers to help support children and young people in their safe and responsible use of the internet.
Join the 2018 Safer Internet Day Thunderclap
Help to make Safer Internet Day 2018 the biggest yet by signing up to our Thunderclap.
Have a conversation
Advice and resources to help parents have a conversation.
Create a positive digital footprint online
Use our simple checklist to help manage and maintain your online reputation.
Safer Internet Day 2019 reaches more children and young people than ever before!
With over 2,100 organisations across the UK coming together and planning activities to celebrate the day and thousands supporting the #SaferInternetDay social media campaign, this year Safer Internet Day was bigger than ever!
Net Aware re-launch
The NSPCC have updated Net Aware, providing up-to-date information for parents about social networks, sites and apps that children use. 
#SID2016 the biggest yet!
Some of the highlights from the Safer Internet Day 2016 social media campaign. 
Safer Internet Day Thunderclap launches!
Help us reach millions on social media on the morning of Safer Internet Day and kickstart a day of trending!
Free internet safety leaflets for parents 2016
Download our free online safety leaflets and help your children stay safe online this Easter. 
Government to strengthen UK data protection law
New measures will give people greater control over their personal data, while the Government’s announcement about the age of consent has implications for teens and their social media use. 
Professional reputation
A guide for teachers and professionals about your personal use of social networks; keeping you, the young people you work with, and your job safe.
Free resources for parents and carers 2018
To help parents ensure their children stay safe online whilst getting to explore and discover new things we’ve pulled together a list of our resources you can access for free which provide information and advice for parents about internet safety.
Rise in eating disorders among teens
Royal College of Psychiatrists highlights that social media may be playing a role in the admission rates nearly doubling in the last 3 years. 
National Deaf Children’s Society helps deaf young people stay safe online
Offical press release from The National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS) for the launch of new resources in partnership with Childnet to help deaf young people stay safe on the internet.
Girls twice as likely as boys to experience cyberbullying
According to figures published this week by the Health and Social Care Information Centre, around twice as many girls (19 per cent) than boys (10 per cent) reported being a victim of cyberbullying in 2014.
Free internet safety resources for parents
With the summer holidays fast approaching we look at some of the tools parents can use to help their children stay safe online
Where did it all begin
Find out about Childnet's achievements and projects since it was set up in 1995.
How do we protect young people online?
The news today of a man who posed as Justin Bieber online and has subsequently been charged with more than 900 child sex-related crimes in Australia, raises significant concerns on how to protect children online.
Q&A with Childnet Education Manager, Caroline Hurst.
Caroline shares what happens at a Childnet Education Visit
Online reputation
Key advice on how to manage your online reputation for 11-18 year olds.
New Online Safety Guides for professionals working with children
Today the UK Safer Internet Centre has launched new tailored online safety guides for key professionals working with children, including social workers, healthcare professionals, residential care settings and governors/trustees. 
Schools, Fake Accounts and RIPAs - advice from the POSH Helpline
The Professionals Online Safety Helpline give advice for schools, in this blog they look at what to do about fake accounts on social media.
Apps
In depth information and advice on apps for young people aged 11-18.
Childnet take the voice of youth to the Internet Governance Forum
As the pinnacle of the Youth IGF Project, Childnet attended the IGF 2009 in Sharm-el-Sheikh to share the thoughts and opinions on Internet Governance of young people in the UK with the other delegates, alongside running a workshop on Internet Governance and activating and listening to the voice of young people.
Empowering parents to talk about internet safety
This year we have delivered internet safety sessions to 3500 parents and carers.  Our evaluation has shown how the sessions have helped build parents confidence, giving them the skills to talk to their children about staying safe online.  
Clicker SMART adventure
Clicker SMART adventure for teachers and professionals working with SEN pupils. 
Common online safety questions from parents
The Childnet Education Team share the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions they get whilst delivering education sessions in schools
Childnet contributes to major international youth conference on ICT for Peace
Stephen Carrick-Davies, Childnet’s CEO travelled this week to Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt to speak at International Youth Forum “The Power of Youth for Peace”. The international event, which was organised by The Suzanne Mubarak Women’s International Peace Movement, brought together over 600 young people from 100 different countries to review how ICT could be better used in promoting and sustaining a culture of peace among young people.
Young people
Top tips, games and internet safety information to help young people get the very best out of the internet and stay safe online.
Create your Digizen
Create your own Digizen, for 11 - 14 year old pupils, to express your online values and wishes for yourself and your friends.
More young people are turning to YouTube for true and accurate information – Ofcom report reveals
Ofcom’s latest report, Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Report, has revealed that the number of children believing everything they read on Google and social media sites has doubled.
2 weeks until Safer Internet Day - key things to do now
5 things to do this week to help you prepare for Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 6th February. 
Location Services
Detailed advice and information for teachers and professionals working with young people on the topic of location services.
Top Award for Childnet's Founder
Nigel Williams, Childnet's founder and first CEO, has been awarded an international award for his “outstanding contribution with international impact to the awareness of social implications of information technology”, at the Institut d’Informatique, Namur, Belgium.
BBC highlight concerns about Facebook reporting
Our statement following a BBC report into how Facebook handle reports.
Safer Internet Day Thunderclap launched!
Sign up now to the Safer Internet Day Thunderclap!