Under 7s (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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Starting right with TechSafe Under 7s

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Goldilocks (a hashtag cautionary tale)

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 am watching videos

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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 SOCIAL NARRATIVES

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Social Narratives worksheet – When Players talk to me online

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Stay Safe Online, Stay Happy Online

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?

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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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I can’t tear my child away from their screen!

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

UNDER 7s RESOURCES

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Digiduck

A collection of 5 stories created to help parents and teachers educate children aged 3 – 7 about online safety

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Smartie the Penguin

An online story for 3 – 7 year olds

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