Supporting professionals working with children and young people
Co-funded by the European Commission, The Professionals Online Safety Helpline (POSH) was set up in 2011 to help all members of the community working with or for children in the UK, with any online safety issues they, or children and young people in their care, may face. So if you work with children and young people, we're here to help you.
Latest Helpline Articles
Whisper Service Update – New Features Available
Last March we launched the new version of Whisper, our anonymous reporting tool. We are pleased to announce that we have just updated the service and are now offering it free to schools again for a 5 week period to support them during lockdown.
14th January 2021
Camera’s On or Off and Other Important Questions Answered by the POSH Helpline
Schools are having to adapt fast to remote learning once again. The POSH helpline answers some very important questions around how to manage your teaching duties throughout the current lockdown.
13th January 2021
UK Safer Internet Centre Release Two Year Public Report
The UKSIC has compiled a report that outlines our key achievements over the past two years including the impact of Safer Internet Day, the support of the hotlines and helplines, along with the resources created by the three partners.
17th December 2020
UK Government Announce New Rules to Online Harms Bill
The UK Government have announced that there will be new rules introduced with how online tech firms are held accountable towards certain online content. Social media platforms and other firms will now have a duty of care to protect children from online harms
15th December 2020