Teachers and Professionals

In this section you will find information and resources to support you in your role of working with young people to keep them safe online.

We know that it can be challenging to keep up to speed with what children and young people are doing online and know which resources are best suited to educate young people about online risks. On this page you’ll find a whole host of useful resources, guidance, reporting tools and helplines to support you in helping to keep children and young people safe online.

Looking for more information on a topic?

Our Hot Topics include information about different online risks and advice on how to support child and young people in tackling them. Catch up on the latest Childnet blogs for up-to-date advice and resources.

Looking for resources to use with young people?

Check out the Childnet resource bank for a whole host of free resources including PSHE toolkits, quick activities, SEN resources and more. Use peer education to embed online safety in your school community by joining our Digital Leaders Programme. Establish a spiral curriculum for online safety by using the Education for a Connected World Framework.

Looking for information and advice for parents and carers?

We have a range of resources which can be shared with parents and carers to keep them informed and empowered in order to support their children in staying safe online. Why not try inviting parents and carers into your school and using our free staff led presentation to run an online safety session with them.

Looking for guidance and advice for staff?

We have guidance for schools which can help you to understand, prevent and respond to online risks as a whole school or college. Our ‘Educator’s Pack for Online Safety Awareness’ can help get you started and our social media guidance can support you in being conscious of your own professional reputation.

Looking for help with an online safety concern?

If you're worried about an online issue concerning children, parents, carers and/or staff then visit the pages below for more advice and reporting routes.