What you need to know

Every time we go online, whether it is to search for information, to shop, use social media, send emails, we share information about ourselves.  Sharing our data helps us to access information, use services and stay connected with our family, friends and communities.

Sharing content is an important part of what we do on the internet and while the digital world offers positive opportunities, it can present challenges. It is important that children and young people understand the risks, know their data protection rights under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) and how online services need to follow a set of standards when using their data (known as the Children’s Code).

Welsh Government guidance

Views from the experts

Treating children differently in a digital world

Helen Thomas, Senior Policy Officer (Wales) at the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

Learning and teaching resources