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Online Safety Shareables


AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Emerging Technologies

What is the metaverse?

What the metaverse is, how it will be used and the risks associated with it.

Metaverse and VR Buzzwords

Get up to speed with metaverse and virtual reality language using our online safety shareable.

Using AI Chatbots for Good

Our shareable contains some ideas of how AI chatbots can be used positively.


Devices

My Child’s First Device

Check out this shareable for advice to help with setting up your child’s first device.

How to Use Smart Speakers Safely

Make sure you’re staying smart with your smart speakers like ‘Alexa’ and ‘Siri’.

BeReal

One of the up-and-coming apps of 2022, this is what you need to know.


Gaming

All About… Fortnite

Are the gamers in your care putting themselves at risk on this popular game?

Esports

Insights, risks and tips about the arena of esports, including a buzzword guide to help translate!

Grand Theft Auto (GTA)

Delve into the potential risks, top safety tips and unpack the hype surrounding the Grand Theft Auto (GTA) video game series.

Keep Gamers Safer

Our 5 top safety tips to help the gamers in your care stay safer online.

What is Minecraft?

The basics of the multi-platform game, its risks and top tips to keep the Minecrafters in your care safer!

What is Rocket League?

Guidance on how to keep the young gamers in your care safer when playing Rocket League.

Your Guide to Popular Games

Bitesize insights into popular gaming platforms such as Roblox and Fortnite: Battle Royale.


Guidance and legislation

The Online Safety Bill

Learn what it is, what it changes for young people and steps to take right now.

Ofcom Report Round-Up 2022

A bitesize insight into Ofcom’s latest Media Use and Attitudes Report.

Online Safety and Safeguarding

Acts of Kindness

Find useful resources, ideas and support for random acts of kindness day, online and offline.

Cyber Security Buzzwords

Our buzzwords shareable has all the latest cyber security terms and popular phrases.

Handle With Scare

This ‘scareable’ gets to grips with the horror genre in the digital world. Take a look, if you dare!

Having Supportive Conversations

A toolkit to help you make the right decisions on when and how to have a supportive conversation.

Password 101

We’re sharing our Password 101 – the best advice and resources we have on password protection.

Reporting Harmful Content

Why young people are hesitant to report harmful content and how we can all do more.

Talking to your Child about War and Conflict

Advice on talking to your child about war and helping them make sense of distressing news.

Tips to Thrive This Exam Season

Learn about exam stress and how you can help the young people in your life cope with exam anxiety.

The Influence of Andrew Tate

Everything you need to know about the much talked about media personality.

Virtual Friendships

Why young people make friends online and get top tips to help keep them safer.

What is Sextortion?

Learn what sextortion is and how to help safeguard young people from sextortion.

Raising Awareness and Recognition

CSE Awareness Day

Advice helping to raise awareness and provide guidance on recognising the signs of exploitation.

Young Carers and
Isolation

Being a young carer can be isolating. Find out how you can help the young carer in your life.


Social Media Apps

All About… Messenger

You probably use the app most days but do you know the risks it poses?

All About… Reddit

Find out all you need to know about Reddit, the online forum platform!

All About… Roblox

Here’s everything you need to know about popular gaming platform Roblox!

All About… Snapchat

A spotlight insight into the popular app for those who think ghost-mode is a halloween costume.

All About… TikTok

What do lip-syncs, Harry Potter and an adorable baby have in common? This popular app!

All About… Twitch

Find out what Twitch is and how to mitigate the risks to children and young people

All About… Yubo

Learn about Yubo and how to protect young people who use this app.

Are Self Help Apps Helpful?

Insights into he impact self-help apps might have on children and young people.

Finstas

Fake-instagram: What you need to know about this style of instagram account.

Parental Control Apps

Learn about parental control apps and if the benefits outweigh the risks.

Replika: Your AI Friend

We are now seeing the mainstreaming of AI friends and support bots online, like AI platform Replika.

Social Media 101

Learn about popular social media platforms and how to protect the young people who use them.

Telegram

Advice, risks, tips and insight into the controversial yet popular app, Telegram.

What is YOTI?

A closer look into what this technology is and whether it can help keep young people safer online.

Your Guide to Group Chats

Your guide to understanding social media and gaming group chats and how to protect children and young people from their risks.

Your Guide to Popular Apps

Bitesize insights into popular apps such as Snapchat, Instagram and TikTok.