Online Safety

More than ever young people need to be educated about the risks of the internet. As more and more young people gain access to the internet, often through a portable mobile device, the risks increase. Teaching young people how to be smart and safe online is important so that they are not exploited or do something they regret.


The concepts of sexting, being safe on social media and watching pornography are covered in this section.

Safe Internet Use

Social Media

7 in 10 of 5 to 16 year olds own their own phone, three quarters now own their own computer; half have a laptop, a fifth have a desktop PC, and a further fifth have their own tablet PC. The need for protecting young people online is needed more than ever.

Sexting / Selfies