Sites for under 16s

The Talk about Autism community is only for people over the age of 16 but there are a number of other sites aimed at people below that age, which you can find below.

Childline: The Childline website provides extensive resources, with advice from both experts and young people. There are sections on online and mobile safety and also how to securely contact Childline. The message boards give young people the opportunity to post their questions and scenarios encouraging other young people to respond.

Get Connected: Get Connected is the UK's free, confidential helpline service for young people under 25 who need help, but don't know where to turn.

Look OK... Feel Crap: Look OK…Feel Crap? is a campaign run by Action on Depression which offers an online community and phone line for young adults.

Ouch!: Ouch! It’s a disability thing is the BBC blogsite which writes news and views pieces for all things disability.

Smiley Talk: SmileyTalk is totally safe and secure social website, and there's no need to use the keyboard making it simple, fun and educational for any age and ability.

Special Friends: Special Friends provide an online space for young people with learning difficulties and their parents and carers. The site provides both chat rooms and forums in addition to information about many aspects of disability. They also have a section on online security.

Squag: Squag is a a curated social space for kids with autism (and other learning differences) to build ideas about themselves. The goal is to encourage the opportunity for relationships which are driven by the young people and supported by parents.

Thinkuknow: Thinkuknow is a site created by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre (CEOP) which gives young people guidance about how to use the internet safely.

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