At National Online Safety, we provide multi-award-winning online safety education for the whole school community. It’s our mission to make the internet a safer place for children. We believe that when children go online to learn, communicate or play, they should be able to do so safely. That’s why we provide schools all over the world with the knowledge they need in order to tackle new and evolving online risks.
Part of our Online Bullying Series 2020-21
What are screen grabs?
Phones, tablets, and computers allow you to instantly capture and save still images of the content that’s currently displayed on the screen.
These images are called screen grabs, although you may also know them as ‘screenshots’ or ‘screencaps’.
Screen grabs are incredibly useful. They can let you quickly save a copy of information such as instructions, email addresses, or articles, or capture stills from video clips.
However they can also be used for malicious purposes and it can be very difficult to stop.
For more information on the associated risks and online safety tips for parents and carers, watch our explainer video, available to those with a National Online Safety membership.