This document draws together the most effective messages for keeping children safe online.
The internet is an integral part of young people’s everyday lives. Whether they use it to express themselves or to stay in touch with friends the internet can provide tremendous benefits and most use it safely. But while digital technology provides a wealth of opportunities, we are all aware that there are online risks and sometimes these risks can lead to harm.
At the same time, while young people’s ‘offline’ and ‘online’ worlds are often merging, the behaviours and safeguards of the ‘real’ world are not always applied in a ‘virtual’ world where friends can be added at the click of button and information shared in an instant.
This document - compiled by members of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) - draws together the most effective messages for keeping children safe online.