In June 2021 Ofsted concluded that the prevalence of child-on-child sexual harassment and abuse was so widespread that, for some, incidents are ‘so commonplace that they see no point in reporting them’ and ‘consider them normal’. SWGfL and The Marie Collins Foundation has created a support service for professionals working with children and young people in tackling harmful sexual behaviours, funded by the Home Office and in collaboration with the Department for Education.
Useful Resources for Adults who work with Young People
You are not alone
Are you worried someone might share your intimate images online? Has this already happened to you?
This resource provides practical guidance and support.
According to Keeping Children Safe in Education, “Schools and colleges should consider carrying out an annual review of their approach to online safety, supported by an annual risk assessment that considers and reflects the risks their children face.”
LGfL has now created a document to help you complete such an assessment.
iNEQE's safety guide.
Telegram is one of the many messaging apps available that may be more familiar due to bad press instead of good reviews. This online safety article unpacks how this app works, the controversies that surround it, the safety concerns and risks it poses to children and young people and our top tips on staying safe.
The new interactive website encourages 4-7s to engage safely online by helping them to recognise worrying, upsetting or scary situations and reinforcing the key message that they should ‘Tell A Grown Up’ in these instances.
Internet Matters advice for parents and carers
Give children who identify as LGBTQ+ the tools they need to stay safe and make smarter choices online by using our expert guides. The guides provide advice on the main activities that children do online.