Online Safety for Teachers

There’s a wealth of resources available online.  This list (though not exhaustive) should point you in the right direction…

If you need help right away please visit

Professionals Helpline from Safer Internet

Email  Or call 0344 381 4772. Open 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday

If a young person needs help now?

They can text Shout to 85258 for text support 24/7 from Shout for support in a crisis.  Find out more from

Or they can chat online to a trained counsellor from Kooth ( The service is available online Monday – Friday 12pm – 10pm and Saturday – Sunday 6pm – 10pm.

National Reports and Advice (England)

Teaching Online Safety In School (2019) DfE – report available as a PDF from

Keeping Children Safe in Education (2020) – PDF report from DfE replacing the 2019 document

Remote education good practice – advice from the DfE released around teaching during Covid 19 outbreak

Main sources of help and advice

UK Safer Internet Centre lead Safer internet day (2nd day, 2nd week of 2nd month).

360 Degree Safe FREE to use matrix to compare your school to others and to help you develop an action plan.


Think-U-Know – – sign up for a FREE teacher’s account to access the free CEOP resources and to help you keep up to date.


New SMART Rules videos from Childnet –

Resources to use with Children

Little Bird’s Internet Security Adventure – PDF   (iOS app – )

DigiDuck’s Big Decision

Pacific North West Tree Octopus – can your pupils spot the lie?

Net Smartz Kids

Jessie and Friends
New resources from CEOP for Key Stage 1 pupils (replacing Lee and Kim).  Login at think-u-know to access the new resources (1GB download!!!)

Be Internet Awesome from Google

Find out more at or


SMART Rules Posters etc

Childnet Videos to Introduce the Smart Rules in Year 3 –

Other Sites

Common Sense Media


Bullying UK

CBBC – Stay Safe

Carnegie Cyber Academy

Internet Matters

Digitally Confident

Useful Resources

Get Safe Online

Social Media Quiz

SWGfL – Schools

Kent E-Safety Strategy Group

NSPCC – “I saw your willy”

Online Safety at Home for Parents from CEOP

Parent Info – from CEOP and Parentzone

Get up to date information to share with your parents from It is a website offering help and advice for families in a digital world!  Get news and helpful articles to share with your families.

Local Information (*Oxfordshire)

OCC Report

Fortnite issues?

Common Sense’s take –
Internet Matters –
Childnet –
If you want a sensational take on Fortnite then head over to the Sun!
There are not really specific resources for schools that address online gaming directly but the new Google offering  might help!

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day 2023