The centre has three main pillars - an awareness centre, a helpline for the children's workforce and a hotline for removal of criminal content. The partnership was appointed by the European Commission as the Safer Internet Centre for the UK in January 2011 and is one of the 31 Safer Internet Centres of the Insafe network.
What we do for the UK Safer Internet Centre
We run the Professionals Online Safety Helpline dedicated to provide help with online safety issues for any professional working with children and young people
Tools & Resources
We create new tools and awareness-raising resources to support professionals, parents and carers and young people in keeping safe and thriving online
Our Work for the UK Safer Internet Centre
Online Safety Training
Online safety training for staff, children & parents, delivered by experts both face-to-face or online
What is Online Safety?
It can be referred to as Online safety, eSafety or internet safety, but what does it mean?
Keeping Children Safe Online
Our kids will grow up only knowing life with the Internet, so how to keep them safe online?
Why is Online Safety Important?
We have become significantly dependent on and accustomed to the digital services and devices we use for being online. Online safety plays a vital role in the proper use of these tools
Safe Remote Learning
Whether your school is closed or not, delivering classes online can be helpful. Here's the lowdown on organising classes online so they are trouble free
UK Safer Internet Centre Helpline Annual Report 2020
The Professionals Online Safety Helpline Annual Report November 2020
Online Safety Live
Free online safety events delivered across the UK for professionals who work with children
Video Conferencing for Kids: Safeguarding and Privacy Overview
Never have video conferencing services been as important as they are right now. No longer are they a novelty but vital for us all to stay connected, whether home, school or work.
Latest UK Safer Internet Centre Articles
Safer Internet Day 2021 Reached over Half of Young People in the UK
Safer Internet Day 2021 reached more young people than ever before, with 51% of UK children aged 8-17 hearing about the day, alongside 38% of UK parents and carers. Find out more stats in this article.
22nd April 2021
Professionals Online Safety Helpline - Quarterly Report
The POSH helpline has released its quarterly report for the start of the year from January to March. Carmel Glassbrook (helpline practitioner) breaks down the key findings around professional’s online safety.
16th April 2021
Disney+ Parental Controls and Privacy Settings
As Disney+ adds more mature content to the streaming site with Disney+ Star, this article looks at the privacy settings and parental controls available.
8th April 2021
Childnet Film Competition 2021 Entries Now Open
Our partners at Childnet have opened up their annual Film Competition entries again for the twelfth year running. This competition allows young enthusiastic filmmakers to get creative and show off their skills in creating short videos or storyboards around a certain online safety topic.
5th March 2021