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Internet Matters

The internet forms a huge part of a teenager's daily life and it is important that they learn how to use it safely.  As it is always changing, the challenge for parents, carers and teachers is to make sure children are aware and understand how to be safe when using the internet and related technologies.  The websites below provide a comprehensive list of links and information about online safety. They will help you to understand the risks as well as giving you the practical advice you need to talk to your children and support them, so they can use these new communication tools safely and responsibly. 


Childnet International

Childnet International is a non-profit organisation working in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children. The Childnet website hosts all the online resources detailed below, as well as a number of recommended resources for young people, parents, carers and teachers. The Parents and Carers area also contains key advice, information on reporting and detailed information on a range of e-safety topics in the Hot topics section.

The Internet Watch Foundation

The Internet Watch Foundation is the UK’s hotline for reporting illegal content found on the internet. It deals specifically with child abuse and criminally obscene images hosted in the UK and internationally. The IWF works in partnership with the online industry, law enforcement, government, and international partners. It is a charity and a self-regulatory body with over 100 Members from the online industry.


A police agency tackling child abuse on the internet. This website includes a unique facility that enables parents and young people to make reports of actual or attempted abuse online. CEOP’s website contains information for children and parents, as well as a link for children to report abuse online.

Internet Matters

At Internet Matters, parents and professionals can find the most comprehensive and credible resources, information and support to keep children safe online.

UK Safer Internet Centre

The UK Safer Internet Centre has created this guide to answer commonly asked questions and introduce some of the most popular devices used by children, highlighting the safety tools available and empowering parents with the knowledge they need to support their children to use these technologies safely and responsibly.

Report Remove Tool for naked images and videos (IWF)




The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has created the world's first tool to help children and young people get naked images of themselves removed from the internet.

The Report Remove Tool can be accessed through the Childline website. IWF analysts will then review the content and create a unique digital fingerprint known as a hash, before sharing it with tech companies to help prevent it from being uploaded and shared.

For more information and to access the Report Remove click:

Social Pressures amongst Young People

Online social media can generate a culture of inherent pressure amongst young people.  See below for more information about how to support your child with this. 

Social pressure linked to "likes"

Social pressure linked to "influencers"

Social pressure linked to "friends and followers"

Social pressure linked to appearance


Tik Tok