The internet is an amazing learning tool when used safely and responsibly. We want all our children to feel safe and protected when online. At the heart of this is helping you understand how to protect yourselves and manage the risks you may face when online.
If anyone ever feels uncomfortable about anything they see online, please speak to a trusted adult immediately.
Here are some useful links to help you 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