Laura Armfield

“As a parent or carer you play a key role in helping your child stay safe online”

UK Safer Internet Centre

As a parent or carer it can seem overwhelming to try and keep up to date with the ever changing nature of the internet, whatever age your child is there are different challenges and concerns to deal with and it can be hard to know where to start.

To help, we have pulled together some of the top resources for parents on all things internet and online safety. The links below contain up to date, professional advice for parents and carers relating to all aspects of online safety.

As always, if you know of a great resource that we haven’t listed then please get in touch and let us know about it.

UK Safer Internet Centre

The UK Safer Internet Centre provides advice and resources to support parents and carers to help young people use the internet safely, responsibly and positively. There are various sections on the website to guide you through practical matters, such as setting up parental controls, through to how best to have a conversation about internet safety with your child.

Read more here.

NSPCC

With the digital world changing all the time, the NSPCC website offers resources for all knowledge levels. Whether you are an online expert or not sure where to start their tools and advice will help to keep your child safe.

Read more here.

Childnet

Childnet offer some great tools to get you and your child taking about online and digital safety. Their conversation starters and hot topics sections are a great starting point to ensure that you involve your child in a discussion about the internet. The website also covers practical areas like how to report online concerns or risks.

Read more here.

BBC

The BBC has an information packed online resource full of advice, information and an interesting video series to get you thinking about potential online risks that you may not have considered. Written in collaboration with Internet Matters, this guide is another useful starting point for parents and carers.

Read more here.

UK Government 

The UK Council for Internet Safety published regular guidance for parents and carers on a wide range of issues relating to internet safety, from bullying to social networking.

You can access the latest guidance and read more here.

Internet Matters

Internet Matters offers resources for both parents and schools. The downloadable parent pack includes online safety presentations and advice to help parents protect children in their digital world. There are also a number of posters and leaflets that can be downloaded and printed.

Parents can access the parent advice hub as well as an online safety app specific to the age of their child.

Internet Matters also produces a great monthly newsletter, a handy way to stay up to date with the latest news.

Access the parent pack and read more here.

As well as these great websites there are a number of fantastic social media accounts providing all the latest news and resources. Here are some of our favourites

@im_org

@DigitalSisters

@uk_sic

@TheParentsZone

@ThinkuknowUK

 

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