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Keeping deaf children safe

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There are a range of resources to help professionals keep deaf children safe from harm or abuse, including our resources on online safety and preventing bullying. 

Be safe and smart online

These 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 – to teach them how to be safe and smart online.

Download the 'Be safe and smart online' lesson plans (created in collaboration with Childnet International).

There is also a tips flyer How to Stay Safe and Smart Online for young people and a web page on helping your child stay safe online.

Bullying and deaf children

Our resource provides guidance on the steps that schools can take to protect deaf children from bullying, and how to handle bullying incidents where they arise.

Download 'Protecting deaf children from bullying'.

Resources for parents and young people are also available on our web pages about bullying.

Other resources on keeping deaf children safe

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • CPSU: Safeguarding deaf and disabled children in sport
    A training resource to help sports organisations include and safeguard deaf and disabled children more effectively.

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

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

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