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A Trusted Source of Support

Keeping children and young people safe has never been more important. In a world where dangers exist both on and offline, keeping children safe is no longer simply about minimising physical threats and avoiding strangers. Thanks to the Internet and everyday technologies, potential dangers are now present in our classrooms, homes, playgrounds and communities. Educating children about these dangers is everyone’s responsibility, and must start from an early age, particularly when young children have access to the Internet and mobile phones, often without supervision.

Developing Children’s Understanding of Dangers

Building children’s awareness of on and offline dangers needn’t be a complicated or difficult task. Age-appropriate information, carefully delivered with regular reminders, can slowly build children’s understanding, followed by exploring issues in more detail, such as bullying, stranger danger, substance misuse and exploitation as young people become more aware of the potential dangers and pressures placed upon them.

Support and Guidance for Young People

Many children and young people will turn to the Internet as a source of information and support before asking friends, family, teachers or another trusted adult for help. Some online content can be inaccurate and even dangerous, and so it is important to signpost young people to trusted, comprehensive and reliable guidance that will seek to support the well-being of youth. Simply ChildSafe provides straightforward information for both primary school and secondary school aged children, exploring a range of issues that affect young people and providing further guidance and useful phone numbers for support.

Find age-appropriate information for children at primary or secondary key stages, exploring themes such as anti-bullying, drug and alcohol abuse, Internet safety and stranger danger here.

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Useful Phone Numbers

There are lots of organisations that can provide advice and support to young people. There is always someone to talk to if you are in need of help. Alcoholics Anonymous
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Anti-bullying

Bullying is a subject that is often talked about these days, but young people can still feel too scared to report incidents and get help. Bullying can take many forms,
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Internet Education

Most young people in the UK use the Internet every day, to play, work, learn and socialise. The Internet is a connection of billions of computers, and billions of people,
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Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Bullying is a subject that is often talked about these days, but young people can still feel too scared to report incidents and get help. Bullying can take many forms,
Sexual abuse of children

Child Sex Exploitation

Children and young people under the age of eighteen can be vulnerable to being taken advantage of or abused by adults. Although this is rare, it is important to keep