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Online safety interventions

Our online safety interventions address and reduce risks related to children and young people’s online use including cybercrime, cyber-bullying and addiction. Online safety interventions can be useful for individuals that tend to spend a lot of time online. At HSR Psychology, we provide online safety interventions in a range of settings.

Who is suitable for an online safety intervention?

At HSR Psychology, any young person from birth up to, and including, the age of twenty-five may be a suitable candidate for an online safety intervention.

An online safety intervention may be suitable for young adults and children who: 

If you would like to learn how an online safety intervention could benefit you or someone you know then please contact us for more information.

What are the benefits of an online safety intervention?

An online safety interventionprovides several benefits for the young person, including:

Following an online safety intervention we will formulate recommendations for supporting the young person so that they can continue to be aware of online risks.

What happens prior to an online safety intervention?

Before an online safety intervention can be carried out, an initial discussion takes place. Our process is described below.

Our process

At HSR Psychology we ensure that we meet the needs of children and young people. To achieve this we ensure that any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work, is only carried out following an initial discussion.

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Having an initial discussion ensures any services we provide appropriately identify or address needs.

Our process for any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work is as follows:

Step 1: Contact us

We will usually be contacted by the child or young person, parent or carer, or another professional (eg education or health).

You can contact us or complete a referral

Step 2: Arrange an initial discussion

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Arrange an initial discussion

Step 3: Review our recommendations

Following an initial discussion we will send you an email that includes:

  • Next steps recommendations - to provide a bespoke package of support. For example:
    • Assessments
    • Reports
    • Information gathering
    • Meeting
    • Interventions
    • Consultancy
    • Reviews
  • Costing - we will provide costings for any services recommended.

Step 4: Let's get started

On receipt of the next steps recommendations and costing you can decide how to proceed. Once you have decided contact us to arrange the chosen services.

What happens during an online safety intervention?

An online safety intervention can be carried out on an individual or group basis. The young person will be taught about the risks associated with online use, for example cybercrime and addiction to gaming. The individual will usually be taught strategies for preventing risks from escalating and knowing where to get help. Self-esteem related risks may be addressed by teaching the child or young person confidence boosting techniques. Online safety interventions can take place in the home, in an education setting or at one of our Manchester based clinics.

What happens after an online safety intervention?

After an online safety intervention the young person will have learned to recognise when their online usage is impacting their life and be able to use effective strategies accordingly. Following an online safety intervention we may suggest that we plan out follow up sessions, if needed. Outcomes from an online safety intervention will be provided through either a feedback session or a written report, as preferred. You will receive our support through the whole intervention process. That is why we also offer the option to receive follow-up support.

Does an online safety intervention include a report?

Following an intervention, we always recommend a report that will encompass; what took place, the impact that we made, and recommendations we have for the future. Reports from an online safety intervention can have a range of uses. Reasons for requesting an online safety intervention vary. Should a written report not be needed, feedback can be provided one-to-one verbally, along with a short summary. Please, Read more about our reports.

Arrange an initial discussion

Arrange an initial discussion to find out how we can benefit your education setting. The initial discussion lasts 2 hours and is a starting point to identify needs. The cost is £180.

  • No waiting lists
  • Experienced psychologists
  • Includes recommendation summary

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Next steps...

Ready to get started? The next step is to speak to our team to find out more about the services we provide and how we can help. Call us on 0161 820 9229 or email

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