Resources on keeping deaf children safe

There are a range of resources to help professionals keep deaf children safe from harm or abuse.

Be Safe and Smart Online

Front of How to Stay Safe and Smart Online flyer for young people. (credit: NDCS)

Our lesson plans provide information on why deaf children and young people need to be taught about online safety and three lesson plans – on social networking sites, sexting and cyberbullying.There is also a tips flyer How to be Safe and Smart Online for young people and a webpage for parents.
Created in collaboration with Childnet International.

Be Safe and Smart Online: lesson plans

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Bullying and deaf children: A guide for primary and secondary schools

Bullying: advice for parents of deaf children (credit: NDCS)

Our booklet is for all education professional working to support deaf pupils in primary and secondary schools. It provides guidance on how schools can adapt existing arrangements for preventing bullying and handling bullying incidents. Resources for parents and young people are also available at www.ndcs.org.uk/bullying.

Bullying and deaf children professional guide

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Ask About Games

This website provides information for parents about online safety when playing games, and provides parents with opportunities to ask questions.
Ask About Games website

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The Breck Foundation

The Breck Foundation website includes information about keeping safe and online gaming.
The Breck Foundation website

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Childline Deaf Zone

This website provides information for children and young people aged nine upwards on topics including online grooming, bullying and how to contact Childline. Some information is available in British Sign Language.
Childline Deaf Zone

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NSPCC: Safeguarding deaf and disabled children

This provides information on how organisations can keep deaf and disabled children safe and includes a wide range of practical resources.
NSPCC website

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NSPCC: Safeguarding deaf and disabled children in sport

A training resource to help sports organisations include and safeguard deaf and disabled children more effectively.
NSPCC website

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NSPCC: Underwear rule

This short video in BSL provides deaf young people with advice about staying safe from abuse.
NSPCC Underwear rule

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Sam’s Real Friends

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre (CEOP) have produced a short video in sign language for deaf children about online safety.  
Sam’s Real Friends

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Thinkuknow

This resource hub provides professionals and children with information about internet safety.
Thinkuknow

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Social care resources

Our website also provides information on our social care resources, as well as social care resources produced by other organisations

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