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
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
Online Safety Live
Free online safety events delivered across the UK for professionals who work with children
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
Online Safety Podcast
Official SWGfL online safety podcast
A tool to support non-school groups in making their use of technology safer
Social Media Checklists
Downloadable booklets to guide you through your profile settings
Latest UK Safer Internet Centre Articles
Safer Internet Day 2020: Together for a better internet
Tuesday 11 February is Safer Internet Day! This year it aims to inspire conversations about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.
24th January 2020
We all have an online reputation. What’s yours?
If you use the internet, you've got an online reputation (or digital footprint). Knowing what's out there and how to control it is important for everyone. This is how you do it.
20th January 2020
Safer Internet Day 2020
Barefoot has you covered for Safer Internet Day 2020. We have two free, easy to use and fun to teach lessons available to download on our website now!
16th January 2020
This is why we launched Report Harmful Content
Report Harmful Content officially launched on Tuesday 3 December. These stories and statistics show exactly why the service is so important.
5th December 2019