HeadStart Online Resilience Tool

The Online Resilience Tool provides a practical way for professionals to assess young people’s online behaviour and help them make decisions about whether that behaviour represents risk of harm.

The Tool was developed as part of the Digital work-stream of the HeadStart Kernow programme in partnership with University of Bournemouth and the Professionals Online Safety Helpline. In total around 1000 children and young people in Cornwall were involved in the development process through workshops and discussion groups over a three year period.

The Online Resilience Tool is available to download for free.

Development of the Tool

This article describes the development of the Tool.


We have a limited number of spaces for free training on the tool. Please use the Book Now page to see the dates available. 

The training covers:

·         How to use the Tool to assess behaviour online

·         What to do when you have identified a behaviour

·         Online behaviour and the law