Online Safety Advice
The internet can be a fantastic place for children and young people where they can talk to friends, be creative and have fun. However, just like in the real world sometimes things can go wrong. It can be hard to know how to talk to your child about online safety. If you or your child are worried or upset about something which has happened on the internet there is help out there. We've listed some sites here that you may find useful.
- The NSPCC website offers lots of useful information, from setting up parental controls to advice on online games and video apps - https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/
- Safer Internet offers support to parents who are supporting their children to use the internet safely, responsibility and positively; .https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers
- Childnet offer useful advice on the internet generally https://www.childnet.com/ and specifically on keeping under fives safe online - https://www.childnet.com/ufiles/Keeping-Under-Fives-Safe-Online.pdf
- Think You Know offers advice for parents and carers; https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
- Bullying UK offers parents advice on cyberbullying; https://www.bullying.co.uk/cyberbullying/?_ga=2.19531583.6027461.1580374647-567485750.1580374647
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