Online Safety

The Internet is an amazing resource

The internet enables children and young people to connect, communicate and be creative in a number of different ways, on a range of devices. However, the internet is always changing, and being able to keep up to date with your children’s use of technology can be a challenge

You may sometimes feel that your children have better tech skills than you do, however, children and young people still need advice and protection when it comes to managing their lives online

Parent Zone

A full guide of online apps. Featuring over 40 platforms that offer guidance and understanding

Online Safety UK

Online Safety UK (#OSUK) provides families with personal reviews on hundreds of apps and games

Online Safety Advice

Helpful advice and tools you can use to help keep your child safe whenever and wherever they go online

Internet Matters

Get expert support and practical tips to help children benefit from connected technology and the internet safely and smartly

Think U Know

Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation that protects children both online and offline

Parental Controls

Parental controls are the names for a group of settings that put you in control of what content your child can see

Common Sense Media

Struggling to keep up with the media and technology your kids are using

Childnet International

Find information and resources to help you support your child to have a happy and safe online experience

What is Minecraft?

The lowdown for parents on the virtual building game children love and consume

UK Safer Internet Centre

You’ll get knowledge, skills and tools to make the internet safer for young people at your care

Chat Apps

Messaging and chat apps are a great way for a child to stay in touch with their friends and family but it’s important both of you are comfortable with who they’re talking to

You Tube

Kids can’t get enough of Youtube. Read NCA-CEOP’s comprehensive guide to everything parents need to know about it. There are many tips and advice to recognise

Smartphones & Mobiles

Smartphones are mobile phones with Internet access. They are capable of a range of many functions

Snapchat

Snapchat is a real-time photo and video sharing app with an average of 210 million snaps sent a day – age restriction 16+

WhatsApp

A mobile messaging app that allows users to exchange messages using existing phone contacts without having to pay text message fees – age restriction 16+

Telegram

Users can message each other as well as send images, videos, audio clips and other files using end to end encryption – age restriction 16+

TikTok

Lauched in 2018, TikTok has enjoyed a dramatic rise to become one of the most popular social media apps on the planet

Instagram

Tips to pass on to your children on the responsible and safe use of Instagram

Better Internet for kids

Creating a safer and better internet for children and young people, guidance and resources

Consumer Notice

Threats to children’s internet safety include invasions of privacy, cyberbullying, sexting and harassment.

BBC Teach

A collection of teaching resources that can be used to explore online safety with both primary and secondary pupils

BBC OWN IT

Designed to teach younger children about some of the pitfalls of the internet in a fun-way; using cartoons, quizzes and games

Online Gaming

Understand the world of online gaming and encourage young people to game safely and responsibly online

Advice by Age

Practical advice on the steps you can take as a parent to keep the young safe in their digital world

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