Online safety

We want Talk about Autism to be a safe environment where people feel free to express themselves. However, with the growth of social media it is more important than ever that people understand how to stay safe on the internet and what they can do if they feel their safety is threatened. We’ve compiled some resources for people to read below:

General advice

BBC WebWise: The BBC WebWise offers a beginner's guide to using the internet and has a section on online safety and privacy.

Childline – Online and mobile safety: Childline has a section for young people covering social networks, mobiles, and online gaming.

The Information Commissioner’s Office – online and computing: The ICO has practical advice for protecting your personal data online and when using computers.

NetSmart Rules: Action for Children's NetSmart Rules will help you to be safe and avoid most of the risks when you're online

Safe social networking - Get safe online: Independent, user-friendly advice for people use the internet confidently, safely and securely.

Thinkuknow: A website from CEOP with the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology

Social networks

If you are worried about your online safety on Talk about Autism for any reason, you should report it to Mike Stuart, the Community Manager, at