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ThinkUKnow provides current information and resources to support the safe use of the internet, social media and digital technologies by children.
iParent is a website where parents can learn about the digital environment and keep updated on their children's technology use. Here parents can find guidance for using safety setting on web-connected devices, tips for choosing movies and games and strategies for keeping young people safe online.
Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media rates apps and websites in the same way as books and movies. Each is given a traditional rating from G to R and a second rating based on educational value.
Young People's Experience With Online Hate, Bullying and Violence
Research Insight - Teens, Kids and Digital Dangers
Cyberbullying is NEVER acceptable. If you or someone you know is targeted by bullies online tell them:
- to report the bully to the website/service operated
- to keep evidence of the bullying behavour
- to resist the temptation to reply to nasty messages
- to tell an adult
Guide to Popular Social Media Sites and Apps
Games, apps and social networking This website provides information on the features, safety guidelines and privacy settings for over 70 popular games, apps and social networking platforms.
Image-based abuse (IBA) occurs when intimate, nude or sexual images are distributed without the consent of those pictured. This includes real, altered (eg. Photoshopped) and drawn pictures and videos.