Life Online

Advice to help children become more resilient online.

Together with psychologist Dr. Linda Papadopoulos, Internet Matters have created a number of age-specific resources to get you started.


NSPCC advice on how to start a conversation and get support if you're worried.

Having regular conversations with your child can keep them safe online. Help children deal with online issues and open up about their digital lives with these 4 simple tips from Internet Matters.

Internet Matters have put together simple but practical things you can do today to take action and keep your child safe when they are using smart devices.

Unsure where to start? CEOP's introduction to Asking The Awkward helps you to prepare for regular conversations with your child about online relationships and related topics. It also offers advice on how to keep conversations positive and what to do if your child tells you something that worries you.

How to support children under-5 online. Internet Matters explains how you can help your Early Years child build good digital habits as soon as they start using devices. See how to help under-5s build media literacy skills to support them as they grow with their 4-part video series created in partnership with EE.

The Online Together Project

Breaking down gender stereotypes onlineTake this Internet Matters short quiz  with your child to help them recognise how gender stereotypes can impact them in online spaces and encourage them to respect and celebrate differences.

First Connected Device Guide

Get advice from Internet Matters to help children explore, learn, and play safely on their first connected device whether it’s a smartphone, apple watch, smart speakers, laptop, games console or tablet.


In this resource by Internet Matters you can learn about what child-on-child online abuse is, including the signs, and how you can support and inform young people to prevent online child-on-child abuse from happening in schools and at home.

Facts and advice from Internet Matters to help protect and educate children about online pornography

Top tips from Internet Matters to help children manage their online reputation.

Sexting facts & advice from Internet Matters. Get expert tips to support children.

As online dating has become the new normal for adults, Internet Matters asked their experts to shed a light on how this phenomenon is affecting teens and what parents can do to keep them safe.

Marketplace apps like Temu offer users a range of products at low prices. In this Internet Matters guide, explore some of the more common marketplace apps to help manage young people’s financial safety and digital wellbeing.

Cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are shaping the future of the internet. Research shows more children and young people exploring new ways to make money. This might put them at risk for a variety of online harms that parents need to know about.

Read Internet Matters's online money management guide to help you equip your child with the skills they need when spending money online.

Help children and young people develop a positive body image by challenging idealised images on social media. Empower them to put value in more than just what they see in the mirror.

Explore Internet Matters tips and expert advice to get started.

This Digital Passport is a communication tool created to support children and young people with care experience to talk with their carers about their online lives.

This blog series from Internet Matters assesses online harms from their tracker survey, analyses who is most impacted and explores why. In this first blog, they focus on the inconsistencies between parents’ and children’s reports of online harms. There is also access to Part 2 which explores the impact of online harms.


Here you’ll find a range of resources, games, and guides that you can use together with young people to equip them with the know-how and the skills to connect safely with others online.

Being aware of the Dark Web can help you have informed conversations and support your child if you are concerned.

Ollee is a digital friend for children aged 8-11, created by Parent Zone and funded by BBC Children in Need’s A Million & Me initiative, which aims to make a difference to children’s emotional wellbeing.

A story for children aged 4 and above to share with an adult about being ‘on the internet’.

To help grandparents get to grips with life online, Internet Matters have created a new grandparents guide to online safety with practical advice to keep kids safe.

With UK Safer Internet Centre's key advice you can be comfortable in knowing that you are able to support your grandchild in using the internet safely and responsibly, as well as knowing how to respond if something goes wrong.

Internet Matters have put together some tips to empower children to make smarter choices to navigate their online world safely.

Inappropriate content can take many shapes -sexual imagery, violence, hate speech and more. Depending on your child's age, development and digital resilience, the impacts of this content can vary. Find out from Internet Matters about the different types of inappropriate content your child might see across the platforms and apps they use.

A new series of short podcasts, or shortcasts, on a variety of intriguing topics focused on tackling online child sexual abuse imagery.

Use this template from Internet Matters to help your family agree on ground rules for use of devices in and out of the home.

Childnet have produced a Parents' & Carers' Guide: Let's talk about life online. A parent or carer, the best tool to support your child in leading a happy and safe life online is open conversation.

Online Scams targeting teenagers

Explore common online scams targeting teens with advice from Internet Matters and finance expert Ademolawa Ibrahim Ajibade to help keep them safe online.