Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?
Information for parents and carers during the closure of schools following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Below are some useful links to help parents and carers by giving them lots of information on a variety of social media platforms, as well as tips on how to set safe searching.:
- Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
Has lots of information on a variety of social media platforms, as well as tips on how to set safe searching.
- Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)
We'd like to draw your attention to internet safety and we've put this page together to help you help your child stay safe online.
Please read our Computing Technology Acceptable Use Policy, which is on our policies page, and you may also find our leaflet 'Is your child safe online?' a useful guide as a parent.
Advice for parents buying Internet devices and mobile phones
If you're thinking of buying a phone or other device that accesses the Internet, we recommend you read this leaflet which gives some useful things to ask.
Helping Your Child Stay Safe Online
We urge parents and carers visit the UK Safer Internet Centre website which has lots of useful support and resources for parents.
A Parent's Guide To Fortnite - the UK Safer Internet Centre has published a guide about the game Fortnite which gives guidance to parents, looks at what the game is and some of the things to be aware of.
Below are some of the short information leaflets that the UK Safer Internet Centre produces for parents to help them set up parental controls on the device(s) their children use:
How to set parental controls:
The NSPCC's Share Aware website gives lots of information about how to help your child stay safe on social networks, apps and games.
You can visit the site by clicking on their logo.
The NSPCC's Net Aware website also has a guide to the social networks that children use.
It helps you stay up-to-date and keep your child safe in today's digital world. On it, you can tap in the name of the network such as Minecraft and gain a real understanding of the content of the network and what children and adults think about it.
Childnet International is a charity works in partnership with others around the world to make the Internet a great and safe place for children to be. They have a number of really useful guides to help parents keep their children safe online. You can read them here:
This is a Guide to Supporting Young People Online:
CEOP has a website called www.thinkuknow.co.uk which we also recommend.
Part of this website is addressed specifically to parents; once you have had an opportunity to have a look yourself you may wish to visit the site with your child as there is also a specific area for children.
The site helps to teach children of all ages how to avoid dangers on the internet:
Key Stage 1 children: Learn how to stay safe on the Internet in Hector's World
Key Stage 2 children: Learn about E-safety in the Cyber Café
Further Information and resources:
THINKUKNOW - information for parents and carers
Further Resources for children: