There are plenty of tools and resources available to help children, parents and educators explore online safety together. Here are a few suggestions to help you get started:
Interland is a new fun way to get kids excited and engaged in lessons about digital safety and citizenship.
This adventure-packed game lets kids practise fundamental lessons of digital safety in a way they enjoy learning.
It’s a web-based game, so there is no need to download or log-in to start playing.
Internet Safe for Kids (IS4K) has a wealth of online safety resources aimed at children, their parents and their teachers. Kids aged 6 and above can play the Cyberscouts game, where they can win a bronze, silver or gold medal depending on how cyber-aware they are. Parents and educators can read guides about social media safety, and protection against cyberbullying and sexting amongst many other topics.
BIK Youth is a mini-site of Better Internet for Kids (BIK) . This programme puts youth participation at its heart, and puts young people at the forefront of creating a better Internet. Young participants work with adults to develop their own initiatives to improve online safety. Previous initiatives have included the creation of a Digital Youth Forum and a digital leaders’ programme for schools.
Participate in BIK Youth
Safer Internet Day (SID)
Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by the joint Insafe-INHOPE network, and it has become a landmark event in the online safety calendar. On Safer Internet Day each year, participants from approximately 150 countries campaign around a specific online safety issue, such as cyberbullying or social media safety. Families can follow the Safer Internet Day campaign on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe for email updates about each year’s campaign.
SID – get involved
Guide for parents and educators
If you would like some help and support in teaching children to set healthy boundaries online, you may wish to download Google’s guide for families.
You can also find more tips for the whole family within the digital wellbeing section of this website.