Childnet resources and websites




Childnet: 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.

UK Safer Internet Centre: Childnet is part of the European Commission appointed UK Safer Internet Centre. Together with partners the Internet Watch Founda on and the South West Grid for Learning, we raise awareness about internet safety, develop informa on materials and resources and organise high pro le events such as Safer Internet Day. You can access a range of resources from across the UK, Europe and wider a eld at

Need help? Informa on about what to do if a child comes to you for help and advice about how to report online concerns such as cyberbullying, inappropriate content or illegal behaviour.

Information and tools for parents and carers

Parents’ Guide to Technology: The UK Safer Internet Centre has created this guide to answer
commonly asked ques ons and introduce some of the most popular devices used by children, highligh ng the safety tools available and empowering parents with the knowledge they need to support their children to use these technologies safely and responsibly.

Safety Tools on Social Networks and Other Online Services:
Informa on and advice on the safety tools, age requirements and terms and condi ons for a variety of online services popular with young people.

NetAware: NSPCC and O2 have created a guide with informa on and advice for
parents and carers on the most popular social networks and interac ve apps and games used
by children and young people. The informa on is also available in an app for Apple and
Android devices.
Common Sense Media: A US non-pro t organisa on that provides independent reviews, age ra ngs and other informa on about movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books and music for families and children.

Online gaming

Childnet’s gaming hot topic: On our website you can access hot topics on a range of issues, including online gaming. The Parents and Carers area also contains key advice, informa on on repor ng and on se ng up a family agreement

Ask About Games: Informa on and advice for parents and gamers about the PEGI age ra ng system for video games and how to play games responsibly and safely.

UKIE: The Associa on for UK interac ve entertainment (UKIE) is a trade body for the UK's games and interac ve entertainment industry. They o er advice about how to play games safely and sensibly from the ‘playsafe’ area of their website.

PEGI: Visit the Pan European Game Informa on website to nd out more about age ra ngs and content descriptors used on the packaging of games and in app stores when downloading games.

Where to report

Child Exploita on and Online Protec on (CEOP): 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 a empted abuse online.
CEOP’s Think U Know website contains informa on for children and parents, as well as a link for
children to report abuse online.

ParentPort: A website run by the UK’s media regulators, allowing you to report content unsuitable for children found in a programme, advert, lm, video game, newspaper/magazine or other forms of media.