Please see our Online Safety Policy.
The Internet and the online world is a huge part of a child’s life. From ShowMyHomework to Office365, and even YouTube and apps such as Memrise, there are numerous platforms that support children and young people’s learning and allow them to explore the world form their own home.
However, there are also dangers online. These can be mitigated against through education in school and at home and also through maintaining an open dialogue with your child or young person at home.
Below are a number of links to areas of expert support and guidance for parents and carers. These will support you in developing the conversation with your child at home.
The NSPCC recommends that you:
Talk about staying safe online.
Explore the online world together.
Agree the rules about what is ok and what isn’t.
Manage your home’s security and your child’s device.
For full details of support and advice, including a e-learning course for parents and carers. Have a look at the NSPCC’s advice and guidance page.
Talk to someone about online safety - whether you want to set up parental controls, adjust privacy settings or get advice on social networks, experts from the free O2 & NSPCC helpline are here to help.
Sometimes as a parent or carer it is difficult to keep up with the latest apps. You can use the NSPCC’s Net Aware page to search for your child or young person’s apps, see what they do and what the risks are.
You can access further advice from the ‘Think You Know’ webpages run by CEOP. These pages have a range of information specific to your child’s age.
We hope that these sites offer some additional tools to help you support your child at home. Should you have any further concerns, please:
If you need to report online abuse contact either the Police or use the link below. If you think a child or young person is at immediate risk of harm dial 999.
Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online includes:
• Internet matters - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
• London Grid for Learning - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
• Net-aware - for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
• Parent info - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
• Thinkuknow - for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
• UK Safer Internet Centre - advice for parents and carers