With more children than ever having access to the internet, it is crucial that we understand how to protect our children online. At the heart of this is helping children to understand how to protect themselves and manage the risks that they face when online. To help with this, we have put together a series of links that can provide you and your child with all the information you need to stay safe online:
ThinkUKnow – The Thinkuknow website provides parents and children of all ages with the information that they need to stay safe online.
Childnet International – Through the childnet website, parents and carers can find invaluable information concerning online safety. Childnet resources will help you to understand the issues, set up parental controls on the internet services in your home and even provide conversation starters to help you talk about online safety with your child.:
NSPCC NetAware – Because it is difficult to keep up to date with all the latest in social media and online gaming, the NSPCC has developed the net aware tool. If you follow this link and type in the name of any social media site, net aware will tell you all you need to know about it.
Safer Internet Centre – Safer internet day seeks to bring together parents and children to raise awareness of the risks children face online. Last year they were able to get their message across to 2.8 million children and 2.5 million parents.
Hectors World – Hector’s World is a series of fun and engaging cartoons that teach 5-7 year old children all about how to stay safe online.
CEOP: Child Exploitation and Online Protection – CEOP is a national crime agency. If you have any serious concerns regarding the online safety of your child, you can click this link to make a formal report.
Childline – Information for children on mental health
NSPCC – Tips and advice for parents including having conversations with children
Parental Guide for Popular Devices
Parental Guide to WiiU
Parental Guide to Xbox One
Parental Guide to Xbox 360
Parental Guide to Nintendo Switch
Parental Guide to Xbox Family
Parental Guide to Apple
Parental Guide to Nintendo 3DS
Parental Guide to PlayStation
Please report online material promoting terrorism or extremism: www.gov.uk/report-terrorism