There are useful resources for professionals, children and young people, parents and carers that can be utilised to ensure that children are safeguarding online. It is important to remember that children and young people utilise the internet differently depending on their age, gender, sexuality, ethnic background or religious/cultural beliefs.
More information on safeguarding children online:
Sexting - Sexting describes the use of technology to generate images or videos made by children under the age of 18 of other children; images that are of a sexual nature and are indecent.
Other useful resources:
Watch an excellent film by Peter Cowley, AfC's esafety lead on what schools need to know about helping young people cope with the pressures of social media.
Resources for parents, carers and professionals to support
online safety and gaming: what to do if you are worried
(pdf 219 KB) (Source: Kingston & Richmond LSCB)
Top 3 tips for parents and carers for safeguarding children
online (Source: Kingston & Richmond LSCB)