ASCEL: Keeping Children Safe Online toolkit

The online world is an exciting and entertaining place for children and the Covid 19 pandemic has shown that helping them to stay safe in that world is more important than ever.

Developed by ASCEL (the Association of Senior Children’s and Education Librarians), funded by Libraries Connected and informed by the expertise of NSPCC, this toolkit covers topics which have been highlighted by library staff as areas of concern for the families they work with.

The Keeping Children Safe Online toolkit consists of 8 information sheets. They can be viewed at and downloaded from the ASCEL website via these links:

ASCEL: Keeping Children Safe Online – main page

ASCEL 1. Spotting the Signs

ASCEL 2. Inappropriate Content

ASCEL 3. Sending Sexual Messages and Images

ASCEL 4. Grooming and Online Relationships

ASCEL 5. Filters and Settings

ASCEL 6. Supporting Parents

ASCEL 7. Dealing with Disclosures

ASCEL 8. Resources listings