Skip to main content

Safer Internet Centre

Do you have a cyberbullying or digital safety concern? 0844 381 4772

NEW: Safer Internet Day Top Tips and Advice Pages

The UK Safer Internet Centre has launched top tips and advice pages especially for Safer Internet Day 2019.

These pages contain tips, advice and resources to help young people and their families enjoy technology and the internet together in a safe and positive way.

Top Tips for children and young people

These pages include top tips about staying safe online as well as the ways young people can ask, give, and receive permission online, linking with the theme of; our internet, our choice.

The advice pages for young people are split into three age appropriate sections:

Tops tips for ages 3-7

The top tips for 3-7 year olds centre around asking if something is okay online, as well as looking at personal information and where young people can go if they need help.

Tops tips for ages 7-11

The top tips for 7-11s look at sensible choices online, choosing whether something is okay online and ways that young people can be role models.

Tops tips for ages 11-18

The top tips for 11-18s look at how everyone can play a part in making the internet a better place, including by being supportive and positive and talking to someone if young people are not sure how to respond to something that happens online.

Tips and advice for parents and carers

Our top tips for parents and carers give advice and guidance on how to support children and young people online.

These tips are a great way to ensure that parents and carers are supporting their children and giving them the tools to stay safe and positive online. They highlight ways to have a conversation, take a balanced approach and to make use of the tools available.

We have also released a new video for parents and carers where young people look at how it makes them feel when something is posted without their consent.



Further resources you can use

We have created Education Packs, which are tailored made for 3-7s, 7-11s, 11-14s, 14-18s and parents and carers, along with some guidance for educators. Available in English and Welsh these free packs include lesson plans, posters, presentations, activities and more! 

Our Safer Internet Day TV 2019 films have been produced to complement the Safer Internet Day Education Packs. The films act as an extension of the packs and as such aim to be conversation starters around the topic of consent in a digital world.

To keep up to date with the latest Safer Internet Day news you can: