Online Safety Resources for Professionals, Parents/Carers and Children – Essex Youth Offending Service (April 2020)

Summary: A variety of on-line resources for youth justice service practitioners, children and families/carers to increase awareness around social media and potential harm.




  • Support parents and children understand some of the potential dangers of social media and increase risk of exploitation from others.



Essex Youth Offending Service has collated some key resources in relation to support parents/carers, children and professionals around keeping safe, grooming and exploitation. This is particularly relevant due to the potential for increase in use of social media during the COVID-19 lockdown.



Implementing the practice:

  • Essex YOS has shared the attached with all staff.
  • Practitioners should use, discuss and share with children and parents/carers as appropriate.




Youth Offending Team: Essex Youth Offending Service
Name: Tina Snooks