The online world is posing an ever-increasing risk to children, and it is important that schools, parents and carers work together to take an active role in teaching children about online dangers. Learning how to act safely when using the internet is an incredibly important part of safeguarding our children, especially at a time when lockdowns mean children’s access to technology is greater than ever before.

We are committed to protecting our children and young people online and are proud to work with the team at National Online Safety. They provide a wealth of resources online, which are also now available to access for free on your smartphone through their new National Online Safety app for iPhone and Android.

The app includes age specific videos, which are presented by Myleene Klass, and weekly guides on the latest social media channels, apps and online safety topics to keep you up to date with the latest risks that children and young people are exposed to online. This covers a huge range of topics, including:

  • Online relationships
  • Fake profiles and social bots
  • Online bullying
  • Online grooming
  • Child sexual exploitation
  • Sexual harassment and violence
  • Sexting
  • Live streaming
  • Online identity
  • Screen addiction
  • Online challenges
  • Overspending
  • Social media platforms
  • Online gambling
  • Radicalisation, terrorism and extremism
  • Age-inappropriate content
  • Copyright and ownership
  • Hacking
  • Fake news
  • Online fraud
  • Online reputation
  • Personal data
  • Pornography
  • Targeted adverts and pop-ups
  • The ‘dark web’
  • Games and trends

To download the app, please go to: