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'Have Fun With Cooped Up Kids' by Adrienne Katz
Want some non tech games to play with children who are cooped up? This book is made available free to help families who are confined due to COVID-19
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Have Fun With Cooped Up Kids
A book of activities and games to do with children who are cooped up, written in pre-tech days when I was cooped up in a concrete inner London environment with young children. You don't need equipment or fancy kit. Have a 'menu' of things on offer, they never want to do the one you have in mind!
I am offering this book free to help families at this time of lockdowns.
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Research Programme

Youthworks is grateful to have received a grant from the E-Nurture Network for our research with the University of Kingston. We are exploring  Vulnerability, Online Lives and Mental Health, developing a new policy model.

Safe Social Media for Children with SEN

Some young people are more at risk online than others. Our research highlighted ways in which young people with SEN could be helped to take advantage of social media safely. Adrienne is delighted to be working with Internet Matters to develop a new online resource for children, young people, parents and carers. This is an initiative by Facebook.


Based on young people's views

Past Cybersurveys 

The Cybersurvey is now in its 16th year!


Read more about the latest news HERE
Essential insights for practice and parents.

The Cybersurvey is a rigorous survey programme, responsive to current concerns. Why not commission it for your area or group of schools?


We took what young people told us and identified who was most at risk online: 


From 2019:



Research study:








in partnership with Internet Matters.

   The survey included:

  • Emotional health and how it is linked with online behaviour
  • Meeting up in real life with someone known only online
  • Sharing self generated intimate images
  • Manipulative or controlling relationships
  • Cyberbullying and other aggression
  • Visiting sites promoting anorexia, self-harm, suicide, racism and hatred, extremist views.
  • High risk online behaviour.
  • Teens' relationships with their mobiles


To enquire about your school, academy chain or local authority taking part, please contact us or read more on our Cybersurvey website. The survey is free thanks to our partnership with Internet Matters and takes place every autumn.


Cybersurvey reports

Adrienne Katz, Director of Youthworks, is an author, accredited CPD trainer and researcher. She was formerly a Regional Adviser for Anti-Bullying Alliance and a Director of Bullying Intervention Group. She runs the Cybersurvey.  

Books for schools

Books, reports, research


New research reveals how online risks could be anticipated among children who are already vulnerable offline.



READ  Vulnerable Children in a Digital World


About this report. Media Release

Books for schools

  • 'Making Your Primary School e-Safe'
  • 'Making Your Secondary School e-Safe'
  • 'Cyberbullying and e-safety'


'Making your primary school e-safe'.

A fantastic read! Katz has provided a great source of practical advice and information with this book.'

 - Heather Jeavons, DGfL Senior Education Development Manager.

 ‘Katz has done it again! Adrienne has managed to deliver a comprehensive guide for primary school audiences on how to keep children and staff safer online. Packed full of practical tools, Making your Primary School E-Safe is a book we can all take a leaf from in generating a “Web We Want.”’

– Lorna Jackson MA., BA(Hons).,AASW.,CQSW.,CPOD, Professional Advisor and E-safety Office

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