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
Online Safety Training and events
We deliver training sessions to young people of all ages, parents and carers as well as school staff and other professionals. We also run free Online Safety Live briefings.
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
Online Safety Policy Templates for Schools
Download Online Safety Policy templates for your school
Safer Internet Day
Promoting the safe and positive use of digital technology for young people
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
Social Media Checklists
Downloadable booklets to guide you through your profile settings
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.
360 Degree Safe
Our multi-award winning online self-review tool for schools
Professionals Online Safety Helpline
Online Safety helpline for professionals who work with children and young people in the UK
Latest UK Safer Internet Centre Articles
New Laws Proposed by Law Commission to Protect Victims of Online Abuse
The law commission has proposed new laws to protect victims from harmful online behaviour. Read about what has been proposed and what this means for online safety.
15th September 2020
COVID-19: Impact on Helplines
What impact did lockdown have on our helplines? What trends were seen and how did things change? You can read all about it from POSH, RP Helpline and Report Harmful Content
29th July 2020
UK Safer Internet Centre takes over Secretariat of APPG on Social Media
The UK Safer Internet Centre is taking over as the new Secretariat to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Media. This vital new role will help cement children’s online safety at the heart of Government policy.
23rd July 2020
The New Online Resilience Tool for Education Professionals
The POSH helpline has been teaming up with HeadStart Kernow to help and advise them on the new Online Resilience Tool which provides a practical way for education professionals to assess young people’s online behaviour.
20th July 2020