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Online safety tips for young people

Here are some useful resources to improve your safety and privacy online.

Social Media Checklists by SWGfl

The online safety charity SWGfl are have made downloadable Social Media checklists for the most popular social media apps include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and Netflix.

These checklists tell you how you can set who finds your content, how your profile appears and other specific settings.

Facts on apps, games and social media sites

Net Aware by the NSPCC have reviewed the most popular apps, games and social media sites kids and young people are using. This is handy if you want to know what a popular app does and things to be aware of.

Are you smart online? Quiz

The Are you smart online? Quiz by Childnet International goes through some online scenarios and tests what you think is the best way to handle them.

There’s also a cartoon for 7 to 11-year-olds but the quiz is relevant to most ages.

Safety for the whole family

We’ve brought together trusted sources of information to help keep your family safe at home, outside and online.

Go to Keeping your child safe

Worried about something or someone online?

If you’re worried about online grooming or sexual behaviour online or want to report it, contact CEOP.

CEOP is a law enforcement agency that helps keep children and young people safe from sexual abuse and grooming online