The links included below are to sites with useful further information for those looking to find out more about aspects of this area. Childnet International, who run the chatdanger website, is not responsible for the content of the links below.

Telephone helplines for children

  • Childline, 0800 1111, a free 24 hour helpline for children in the UK,
  • Child Helpline International, to find a helpline for children in a particular country

To report to police

  • The Virtual Global Taskforce,, receives reports online – click the ‘Report Abuse’ option on the home page and follow the instructions.
  • In the UK, to report suspicious behaviour online towards a child, you can report directly to the police at

Other Childnet International sites

  • Childnet International
  • Kidsmart
  • Digizen

Other Internet safety sites

  • (Chat Safety) run by Save the Children Denmark
  • Thinkuknow
  • Websafecrackerz
  • SafeKids
  • Netsmartz
  • Cybersmartkids
  • NetAlert
  • WiseKids
  • Wired Kids
  • Parents’ Centre
  • BBC
  • Disney
  • Internet Safety Zone

Sites on Bullying

  • Beatbullying
  • Cybermentors
  • Kidscape
  • Bullying Online
  • Websafecrackerz
  • On bullying via mobile phone
  • BBC

Research and Reports

  • UK Children Go Online 2005
  • The SAFT survey
  • Chatwise Streetwise
  • Online Victimisation: A Report of the Nation’s Youth
  • ECPAT International report on Violence against children in Cyberspace
  • Young Canadians in a Wired World – Phase II
  • Kidsonline@home: Internet use in Australian home
  • Generation M: Media in the lives of 8-18 year-olds

Also see

  • The Cyberspace Research Unit based at the University of Central Lancashire,

Good Practice guidance

For Industry:

The UK Home Office Task Force on Child Protection on the Internet has produced some useful good practice guidance for industry:

  • Good Practice models and guidance for the internet industry on chat services, instant messaging and Web-based services
  • Good practice guidance for the moderation of interactive services for children
  • Good practice guidance for search service providers and advice to the public on how to search safely
  • Good practice guidance for the providers of social networking and other user interactive services 2008

For Schools:

  • Becta on e-safety for schools –
  • Childnet wrote some Guidance for Schools on Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying (2007) and produced a Film resource called ‘Let’s Fight It together’,

Mobile Operators Code of Practice (UK)

Information about filtering

Other relevant organisations/information

  • The Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Phonepay Plus (formerly ICSTIS)
  • Becta
  • European Schoolnet
  • Australian Communications and Media Authority
  • Parents Advisory Group for the Internet
  • ICRA
  • Media Awareness Network
  • NetSafe – the Internet Safety Group