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
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
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
Why Do We Play Video Games?
Have you ever wondered why so many of us play video games? Is there more to it than just being a fun distraction? Here we look at some of the psychology and lesser known benefits of gaming whilst addressing some of the more common complaints towards the medium.
16th July 2020
Covid-19: Expectations and Effects on Children Online
Covid-19 has affected the lives of billions of people across the world, with unprecedented peacetime restrictions imposed. David Wright (Director of UK Safer Internet Centre) looks at the expectations and effects this time has had towards children online.
18th June 2020