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Safeguarding children and young people on the internet

Safeguarding children and young people on the internet

The term online safety refers to the safeguarding of children and young people when they use devices on the internet. We are all aware of the good the internet can bring to children and young people. However, the development in technology has been rapid and this has created a shift in the way people interact with the online world – including children and young people. With the rise of social media, values of relationships, choices and respect have become very integral to the use of the internet. These values require the wisdom of an adult, that’s where you (the adult) come in to this.

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Click HERE for facts and advice on cyberbullying and how to deal with it from Internet Matters

Click HERE for facts and advice on revenge porn as well as organisations that deal with getting unwanted images removed from the internet

Click HERE for information on safeguarding young people from county lines (the label given to when young people are coerced into selling drugs by gang members)

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Click HERE for what to do if you discover that a young person has been groomed on the internet