Teens (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 GUIDES

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Why SEND Teens share nude pictures and what to do

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How the internet has helped my son

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Finding My Tribe Online

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Think U Know – Ask the Awkward

Resources to help parents and carers explore online relationships with their secondary school aged children, helping to make these conversations part of everyday life

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Think U Know – Being Social Online

What parents and carers need to know

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.

BULLYING RESOURCES

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Internet Matters

Internet Matters is a website of online safety advice and resources. They have advice for professionals working with and parents/carers of LGBTQ+ young people. Here they explore bullying and other online aggression and how technology impacts those issues.

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Internet Matters

Internet Matters also has advice about online bullying for professionals working with and parents/carers of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

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.

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Think U Know – What is Sexual Grooming?

Sexual Grooming information

TECHSAFE GUIDES

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Live Streaming guide

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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 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?

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