As a parent or carer, you play a key role in helping your child to stay safe online. You don’t need to be an expert on the internet to help keep your child safe online. Below are resources to support you as you support your child to use the internet safely, responsibly, and positively.
At internet Matters, parents and professionals can find the most comprehensive and credible resources, information, and support to keep children safe online.
Click here to see how you can set up Parental Controls on devices children have at home. https://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/
Click here to view the internet matters website. https://www.internetmatters.org/
‘YouTube for kids’ App
- Easy to set up parental control
- Limit which videos children can watch
- Set a time limit
- Switch of the search function
- Set an age-appropriate filter
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) work with safeguarding and child protection partners across the UK and overseas. It protects children from harm online and offline with a focus on child sexual exploitation and online protection issues.
‘Thinkuknow’ is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command. Below are some useful links for parents:
Children under 5 – Staying safe online https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/keeping-your-under-five-safe-online/
- What parents/carers need to know https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/gaming/
- What’s appropriate for your child https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/gaming-whats-appropriate-for-your-child/
- ‘In Game Chat’: what parents/carers need to know https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/in-game-chat/
- Family activities https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/home-activity-worksheets/
There are lots of fun and interesting things you can do on the internet. And it can be a great way to stay in touch with friends. But it’s important to understand how to stay safe online. Sometimes people will try to trick you into clicking dangerous links or sharing things about yourself. Or something you’ve shared might be used to bully or frighten you. Below are resources that will help you to use the internet safely, responsibly, and positively.
Useful tips and advice on how to stay safe online. If you are not ready to make a report to CEOP you can speak to Childline anonymously on 0800 1111.
Through Childnet you will find top tips, competitions, blogs, and advice to help you use the internet safely, responsibly, and positively.