Staying Safe Online
Information and advice for parents
Need more information about how to keep your children safe?
Below are links to many sources for further information and advice.
- Children need more Resilience, Information and Power to enjoy the benefits the internet can bring and be safe. Read more at https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/publication/growing-up-digital/
- What should you do if your child sees something upsetting online? Follow the advice on this UK Safer Internet Centre blog https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/advice-parents-what-do-if-your-child-sees-something-upsetting-online
- If you have questions about gaming then have a look at http://www.askaboutgames.com/ and ask questions if you need answers
- Can my child chat or friend someone in a particular game? Find detailed reviews at Common Sense Media https://www.commonsensemedia.org/
- What should I do if my child is being bullied online? Use the Anti-Bullying alliance’s online tool to help you if you are concerned https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/tools-information/advice-parents/interactive-anti-bullying-tool-parents
- How can I add parental controls to Snapchat? Look at the Internet Matters parents vlogger Adele https://www.internetmatters.org/hub/guidance/snapchat-safety-a-how-to-guide-for-parents/
- Internet Connected Toys can be really fun but what are the risks? Find out more https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/technology-toys-and-the-internet/
- Do you have a child using Musical.ly or Live.ly? Although these apps can be fun, there are risks of seeing inappropriate content, being contacted by inappropriate people or having their content shared by others. Look at https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/musically/ and https://www.commonsensemedia.org/app-reviews/musically-your-video-social-network
- Who can I go to with a question about online safety? Call the NSPCC/02 helpline on 0808 8005002