Keeping deaf children safe
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).
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.
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.
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.