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Online safety resources

From training courses and template policies, to guides and advice for parents, children and families, our resources will help you improve your practice and keep children safe online. 

Understanding online safety

Resources for parents and carers

Parents and carers play a vital role in helping children and young people understand how to stay safe online. But online safety can also be a daunting issue, so it's important that you can support parents and carers in keeping their children safe online.

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Guides and advice

The NSPCC website has lots of information to help parents and carers feel informed, confident and happy about helping children stay safe online. You'll find advice for parents and carers about online safety including information about social media, online gaming, parental controls, sharing nudes, livestreaming, harmful content and online reporting. 

Parents can also sign up to our online safety newsletter to get news and advice.

How you can support parents to keep children safe online

As well as sharing our guides, you can help parents and carers have conversations about how to stay safe online by:

  • including resources and news in your newsletters, handouts, by email and on social media
  • sharing your online safety policies and procedures
  • holding online safety sessions for parents and carers
  • showing parents the online safety resources you use with children and young people.


See online safety resources for parents 

Supporting children and young people

If a child or young person is worried about something that they've seen or experienced online, support is available.

Childline: online, on the phone, anytime

If a child or young person needs confidential help and advice, direct them to Childline. Calls to 0800 1111 are free and children can also contact Childline online or read about online safety on the Childline website.

You can also download or order Childline posters to display in your school or workplace. 


Find out more about Childline


Report Remove: supporting young people to take down nudes shared online

Report Remove is a tool for under 18s to report nude or sexual images of themselves that have been shared online, to see if they can be removed from the internet. Developed by the NSPCC and the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), professionals can support young people to use Report Remove. Remember, you should always follow your organisation's safeguarding policies and procedures when responding to incidents. 


Find out more about Report Remove


Let children know you're listening

Watch our animation about responding to disclosures of abuse.


See more resources to let children know you're listening


Online safety reading list

Learn more about online safety with our selection of publications related to e-safety topics, including cyberbullying, using social media and online mental health and wellbeing.


See NSPCC Library reading list

Helping you keep children safe online

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Helping you keep children safe online

See all our information, guidance and resources to help you create safer online spaces for children and young people Browse now