Childnet Newsletter – looking at new resources

New videos to use at home with 6-9 year olds looking at online safety

We are pleased to introduce our newest, free, video resources which families can use together over the coming weeks.

The first three in the series have covered:

Each of these videos has:

  • simple, clear online safety advice specifically tailored for children aged 6-9 years old,
  • 10-15 minutes of fun activities, games and discussion points,
  • narration from an experienced member of the Childnet education team,
  • optional follow-up activities to extend children’s learning.
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The Childnet Film Competition 2020 is open for all young people to enter whilst at home

We’ve already had some great entries into our Film Competition, and there is still plenty of time for your family to enter by the 22nd June.

All young people aged 7-18, across the UK can enter, no matter how much time or technology they have. They have to make short online safety film or storyboard to inspire their peers to create a safe, supportive and fun online world. They can enter as individuals, with support from their families or school.

The competition is a great chance for young people to show their creative flair, get hands on filmmaking experience, and inspire others across the country to stay safe online.

Charlie joins Childnet as Education Officer

We’re delighted to welcome Charlie as the newest member of the Childnet team! We caught up with Charlie to find out a bit more his new role here at Childnet.

Further places you can go for help and support

For young people – depending on the age of your child there are a range of places they can go for help, for younger children they can call Childline for help and support, and for older children The Mix offer free and practical advice.

For parents and carers – The O2 and NSPCC helpline can help you with any questions or concerns you may have about keeping your child safe online, they can provide you with advice and help to troubleshoot any problems your family may be facing.  You can also take a look at our collection of resources you can use from home.

For educators or professionals – The Professionals Online Safety Helpline will continue to operate Monday to Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm. This helpline can assist with any online safety issues or concerns any professional working with children and young people may have. For help and support, please email