The Childnet website has an exciting new area for children aged 8-11 years old.
A selection of useful information pages have been written and developed by the Childnet team specifically for primary aged children and are now live on the Childnet website.
Every day, our Education Team are in schools across the country talking to children, young people, teachers and parents about their experiences online and how they can stay safe on the internet. Inspired by the most frequently asked questions we hear directly from young people in schools, we have created 8 new information pages for primary pupils aged 8-11 years old.
Each page answers one of the following questions:
- What should I do if someone online is mean to me?
- What should I do if an online friend wants to meet up?
- What do I need to know about online gaming?
- How much time should I spend online?
- What does the report button do?
- What do I need to know about sharing things online?
- What makes a good online friend?
- How old do I need to be to access social media?
The pages have been written specifically for children to access if they have questions about staying safe online and include top tips, videos and short quizzes.
Over the next few weeks, we will be publishing two further blogs advising parents, carers and professionals working with this age group on how they can support young people in accessing this information and use it to start wider discussions about using the internet safely and positively.
This content is delivered as part of our work in the UK Safer Internet Centre and is co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility of the European Union.