Please watch this short video for parents as an e-safety overview. It is less than 5 minutes long and full of helpful tips.
While there are huge benefits to being online, particularly over the last couple of years, we are also aware of the challenges that parents face in keeping their children safe in the ever-changing online environment.
The links below are there to support you in creating a safe online environment for your child.
It is important to:
- Talk to your child regularly about staying safe online, encourage open communication, so they feel confident to approach you if they come across any worrying content
- Support your child to create a safe online environment, this includes supporting them to keep their passwords safe
You can report harmful online content by clicking on this button (this service is provided by the UK Safer Internet Centre).
Has a nude picture of your child been posted online? Has your child shared a nude or semi-nude photo? These websites will help you to get this photo removed and stop it from being shared further:
Online safety guidance for parents
|Internet Matters |
a one-stop-shop for parents: online issues, advice by age, setting controls, guides and resources
|Childnet (includes guidance in different languages)||https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers|
|South West Grid for Learning||https://swgfl.org.uk/coronavirus-guidance-and-resources/
|National Cyber Security Centre||https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/section/information-for/individuals-families|
|(March 2021) lots of resources around screen time and restrictions, wellbeing, parental controls, family fun…||https://families.google/|
|IWF campaign to raise awareness of self-generated content||https://talk.iwf.org.uk|
|Parents guide to Meta virtual reality parental supervision tools||https://www.connectsafely.org/metavr/|
|Internet Matters – Parental controls||https://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/|
|Start the Conversation - topic starters for Parents||https://talklistenlearn.webwise.ie/|
|Resources for girls||https://gurlsoutloud.com/|
Reviewing apps and games
Reporting a problem
A national reporting centre (run by the UK Safer Internet Centre) for harmful content online https://reportharmfulcontent.com/
Internet Watch Foundation (UK Hotline) for reporting illegal content online – child sexual abuse images https://www.iwf.org.uk/
How to report suspicious emails (NCSC)
Report remove tool for nude images (under 18)
Other useful resources/research
Online Safety: Resources and useful links February 2022 email@example.com