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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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All conference workshops  postponed.


While we are all confined at home, children and young people will be enjoying tech and the incredible facility of connecting with others online. I have written various guides to help keep vulnerable children safe, See the website Internet Matters. Further items will appear here in the coming days.


But if you are tired of tech and want to entertain children with some really old- fashioned games, I will be posting sections of a book I wrote in 1987 - in a pre digital world. Games with fingers, matchsticks, leaves and pencil and paper.


        FREE BOOK

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.
Download via link at top of page

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

Cybersurvey 2019

Cybersurvey 2019 is complete. Results will be issued in themes in the coming months. Thankyou to all who took part.

Over 53,000 young people have taken part in the Youthworks Cybersurvey over 11 years. 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: 




Research study:








in partnership with Internet Matters.

   The latest 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 Report

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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