Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
It is very important for parents and carers to know how to keep children safe online.
Please find below some recommended websites that the Department for Education have shared that can help parents and carers to know about how to keep children safe online.
Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online includes:
- Thinkuknow provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online
- Parent info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations
- Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
This link will take parents to a parents guide to technology. This guide will help you with knowing about the various technological devices and advice about what you can do to ensure they are used safely. https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers/parents-guide-technology
- Internet Matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
- London Grid for Learning has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online
- Net-aware has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC and O2, including a guide to social networks, apps and games
- Let’s Talk About It has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
- UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services
Government has also provided:
- support for parents and carers to keep children safe from online harms, includes advice about specific harms such as online child sexual abuse, sexting, and cyberbullying
- support to stay safe online includes security and privacy settings, blocking unsuitable content, and parental controls
There is an attachment below that can help parents with discussing life online and has some good messages to share with your child.
If it would help to talk with someone regarding your own family, please contact the Headteacher Mrs Dhillon via the school office at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any concerns or require advice regarding child protection, please contact our Child Protection Officer and Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs. Dhillon on 0116 2660333 or by email on email@example.com
If you have a concern for the welfare of a child, then you can contact your local Children’s Services for your area or in an emergency call 999.
We are always here to listen and provide support.