AS well as learning how to stay safe online, children may need online support too – especially if they do encounter problems like cyber-bullying of feel uncomfortable with something they have encountered on the internet. While a listening parent may be a huge support, sometimes it is easier to seek anonymous support or chat to people who find themselves in the same predicament.
Here is a list of websites offering tips on safety as well as support networks they can turn to.
You can talk to ChildLine online whenever you need to, whatever your concerns.
If you or a friend are worried about something that's happened to you online or you're uncomfortable with something that another person on the internet is asking you to do, you can report it here.
CyberMentors - www.cybermentors.org.uk (BeatBullying)
For teens from 11-18 years old.
CyberMentors is all about young people helping and supporting each other online.
If you're being bullied, feeling a bit low, troubled by something, or are being targeted online or offline, CyberMentors are here to help.
CyberMentors are young people like you, who have been trained and are volunteering their time online to help you.
MiniMentors - www.minimentors.org.uk (BeatBullying)
For 5-11 year olds.
Learn and practice how to be good friends and to look after yourself and others and stay safe online.
For 3-11 year olds.
Learn about your Internet safety on adventures with Smartie the Penguin, or Captain Kara and the SMART Crew.
For children aged 5-10 years old.
Learn with Clicky through games and videos about how to make yourself safe online.
For children aged 8-12 years old.
Find out how to best protect yourself online through videos, games and the real life experiences from people your age.