Online safety

With tablets, smart phones, computers, consoles, and smart TV’s you are connected to the internet every day in nearly every aspect of your life. 

There are risks to all this access to online content and you need to be aware of how to behave, what to look out for, and what to avoid online to stay safe.

More information and advice

ThinkUKnow - for lots of helpful advice on how you can look out for the online pitfalls and can help you keep on the right track and keep you safe from harm online and offline.

UK - Safer Internet Centre films, games, quizzes and advice to help you to use the internet safely, responsibly and positively. 

Lancashire's stay safe online digital library - a list of websites chosen and validated by our library staff to help you surf the internet safely and get advice on:

  • protecting yourself from online threats to your privacy and identity
  • avoiding viruses, spam and rip offs and how to
  • dealing with cyberbullying, chat room danger and offensive sites


If you would like help, get in touch with us for confidential information, advice and support.

CEOP  - if you are being bullied online, experiencing negative comments, or have concerns for your safety you can report it

Childline - if you need to speak to someone who can trust

Ask Terry - ask questions and get answers about online safety