Skip navigation

Online Safety - Key Stage 3&4

Guidance, Resources and Articles

Recently the UK Council for Child Internet Safety produced advice for schools on how to deal with incidents of sexting. In parallel to this advice the National Police Chief's Council (NPCC) have now produced new guidance for police in how to deal with Youth Produced Sexual Imagery. 

Section 2 of the UKCCIS guidance identifies some limited scenarios where schools may chose not to inform police. Under these circumstances, where it is clear that the images are on the internet, to avoid the re-victimisation of the victim and distribution of images, schools should liaise with the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) at the following link IWF 

Gloucestershire Constabulary will continue to work closely with schools across the County to educate pupils in internet safety. If you would like an officer to visit please contact Darren Peters on 01452 752156.


How Using Social Media Affects Teenagers

Children using mobiles

UK Council for Children Internet Safety (UKCCIS) - Sexting in schools and colleges - Responding to incidents and safeguarding young people (pdf)


BBC News - Social Media harms moral development parents say

Right and Wrong postits

Zipit App from Childline

If people are pressured into sending pictures of themselves this app provides a number of humorous pictures sending a clear message to the requester.



NSPCC - Pokémon Go: A parent's guide - Tips and advice for keeping children safe on Pokémon Go

Pokemon Go

Childnet International

Have teamed up with a range of experts and young people to create these resources and guidance - Cyberbullying Guidance - Cyberbullying: Understand, Prevent and Respond


A Practical online safety PSHE toolkit with films and lesson plans to explore online issues with pupils ages 11-14 years old. A PSH Association Quality-Assured Resource from Childnet International - Crossing the Line: PSHE toolkit


Child 'revenge porn': What you need to know

Presentation highlighting issue of Webcam Blackmail