Tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep your child safe online

As a parent or carer you play a key role in helping your child to stay safe online.

The internet and online technologies are an important part of children’s lives at home and school, providing great opportunities for learning, communicating, playing and creating. As we know, these technologies create huge opportunities for us all, however, they can sometimes be a bit overwhelming, and present challenges to keeping your family safe online.

Below are some useful resources to help ensure your child is safe on the internet.

 7 Questions to ask your child 

 Apps Guide 

 Twitter Checklist 

 Facebook Checklist 

 Snapchat Checklist 

 Instagram Checklist 

 

Additional information about online safety can be found on the following websites:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/ - The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has set up its own educational website that has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/0/ - BBC Webwise is a beginner’s guide to using the internet. There is a good section on children’s online safety.

https://www.internetmatters.org/ - This website contains lots of information about staying safe online, with tips about games, social networking, mobile technology and more.