Keeping safe online and when socialising

How to have fun and stay safe online and outdoors.

Local Offer Oxfordshire

Going out

Staying safe online

General advice:

Selfies and ‘sexting’

  • With the rise of the selfie has come growing concern about young people taking and sharing revealing photos or videos. Watch the new Thinkuknow short films Nude Selfies: What Parents and Carers Need to Know.
  • Net Aware, supported by the NSPCC, has simple advice on what's new in social networking. The site reviews privacy settings, suitable ages and appropriate content for over 60 sites.
  • The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop) is part of UK police and is dedicated to protecting children from sexual abuse wherever they may be. They have a series of four short animated films for parents and carers offering advice on how to help keep their children safe from the risks associated with sharing nude and nearly nude images. Watch the Youtube video

Safe use of the internet

Parental controls

Help and information

Contact us

Contact the Special Needs and Disability - The Local Offer team

Impartial free advice and support

The special educational needs and disability information advice and support service (SENDIASS) offers impartial information, advice and support to parents of children and young people with SEN and disabilities. You can get in touch by completing this online form.

The service aims to help parents, carers, young people and educational professionals to work together to provide the best possible support to children and young people with special educational needs, by:

Finding support for parents/carers on your doorstep

Search for organisations and groups to support parents and carers of disabled children and young people and those with SEN and additional needs.

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