What are the risks online and how can I manage them?

While education about online safety is essential, we also need to have adequate tools for reporting behaviours and content that breach safety standards

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  2. Services
  3. Report Harmful Content
  4. Managing Online Risk

Managing Online Risk

Unfortunately, with the development of digital technologies there has been a significant rise in risks online for all users – not just children.

While education about online safety is essential, we also need to have adequate tools for reporting behaviours and content that breach safety standards of certain websites and networks. One of the most helpful tools for this is the Report Harmful Content website.

Online Risk Categories

Report Harmful Content lists many categories of online harm, including:

  • Threats
  • Impersonation
  • Bullying or harassment
  • Self-harm or suicide content
  • Online abuse
  • Violent conduct
  • Unwanted sexual advances
  • Pornographic content

Report Harmful Content should be the first item in your online safety toolkit. The website empowers users to either report distressing content on the internet, or to be signposted to other appropriate services for dealing with harmful online content.

Find out more about Report Harmful Content

If you work with children and have an online safety issue please contact the Professional Online Safety Helpline, created with the specific purpose of helping all professionals working with children in the United Kingdom.

Online Safety Policy for Schools

If you work in education and are researching information for your Online Safety Policy, be sure to look at and use our free Online Safety Policy templates for schools.

These templates have been developed by online safety professionals with decades of experience and have been successfully used over 4,000 times by schools and colleges across the UK.

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