Online Safety

Online Safety

In response to the Parent Online Safety Survey the following information has been signposted to help Parents with Online Safety.

What are the Risks and Dangers of being Online?
A General overview of Online Safety and a list of some of the main Risks and Dangers

Discussing the Safe use of the internet:
The NSPCC have produced the following guide which can be found here - How to start the conversation with your child about staying safe online, and what to do if you're worried about online safety.

Parental Controls:
Do you know how to set up Parental Controls set up by your internet provider? The 4 big internet providers in the UK – BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media - provide their customers with free parental controls which can be activated at any time. The UK Safer Internet Centre shows how you can help prevent age inappropriate content being accessed online on computers in your home, which can be found here.

The NSPCC have also produced an excellent guide.

Social Networks/Media
The NSPCC have also produced the following guide to the latest Social Networks available on the Internet.

For each Social Network there is information regarding Reporting Online Safety Incidents and how to set Privacy settings. This site also shows you how to set safety features on some of the most popular social networking sites - including Youtube, Facebook, Flikr and Moshi Monsters.

Please follow this link to a practical guide for Parents and Carers whose children are using Social Media.

More Useful Websites

How to protect your child on their Smartphone.

Childnet International - "a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children."

Growing up online. This site aims to make online parenting simple.

Get Safe Online - Free expert advice from - which is a public / private sector partnership supported by HM Government and leading organisations in banking, retail, internet security and other sectors.

Digital resilience: a parent's guide
Take a look at Digital resilience Toolkit. 

ParentSafe - Keeping your child safe: online and beyond - Home ( London Grid for Learning - DigiSafe is an excellent resource covering multiple topics.

Digital Parenting - from Vodaphone - "We want everyone to get the most out of tech and enjoy happy and safe digital lives. With regularly updated articles and expert advice, here you'll find plenty of resources and support - helping you make the right digital choices for your family."