Social Media (SEND)

Online Safety Resources for families with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) including autism and ADHD

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SHARING CONTENT

Online risks like sharing inappropriate content are higher for children and young people with autism, ADHD and other special educational needs and disabilities. They are more than twice as likely to share inappropriate images, including nude selfies, than their neurotypical peers. Here are resources to help keep them safe online.

TECHSAFE SOCIAL NARRATIVES

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Social Narratives worksheet – When Teens share images on the internet

TECHSAFE GUIDES

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Why SEND Teens share nude pictures and what to do

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My Child with SEND wants their own YouTube channel

ACCESSING CONTENT

Online risks like accessing inappropriate content are higher for children and young people with autism, ADHD and other special educational needs and disabilities. They are 4 times more likely to access content that encourages behaviours or ideas which are potentially dangerous. Here are resources to help keep them safe online.

TECHSAFE SOCIAL NARRATIVES

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Social Narratives worksheet – When I see information on Social Media

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BULLYING

Online risks like bullying are higher for children and young people with autism, ADHD and other special educational needs and disabilities. They are twice as likely to be cyberbullied than their neurotypical peers. Here are resources to help keep them safe online.

TECHSAFE GUIDES

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Cyberbullying Quiz

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Is My Child Being Cyberbullied?

GROOMING

Online risks like Grooming are higher for children and young people with autism, ADHD and other special educational needs and disabilities. They are more than 3 times as likely to be persuaded into unwanted sexual activity or to feel controlled online. Here are resources to help keep them safe online.

TECHSAFE GUIDES

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Live Streaming guide

GROOMING RESOURCES

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Think U Know

Online Contact and Staying Safe

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NSPCC 

Advice from the NSPCC

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TIME MANAGEMENT

Time management whilst online can be hard for children and young people with autism, ADHD and other special educational needs and disabilities, they often find it hard to put down their screens. Here are resources to help keep them safe online.

TECHSAFE SOCIAL NARRATIVES

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Social Narratives worksheet – When I spend time on my device

TECHSAFE GUIDES

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Managing Screen Time with your neurodivergent child or young person

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How does it feel when I use tech for too long?

SOCIAL MEDIA RESOURCES

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Internet Matters Social Media Advice Hub

To help your family navigate the risks and rewards of social media

TECHSAFE SOCIAL MEDIA APP

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