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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, X, Instagram, TikTok, and Netflix.

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

Staying safe online

Childline offers a whole range of information to ensure you are staying safe online. They include tips to help you stay safe and how to keep your information secure online.

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. Take a look at our online safety for young people pages.

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