ONLINE SAFETY

WHERE DO WE START?

You might be struggling to keep up with the things your child is doing online and you might wonder whether what they are doing is safe? The internet has changed all of our lives, particularly our children’s. For parents and carers this opens up a whole new world of things to be aware of. For many of us, this can all be a bit too much.

This page aims to make online parenting easier.

HOW MANY DEVICES IN YOUR HOME ARE ONLINE?

From phones, tablets and laptops to TV’s and games consoles; we know it can be difficult to stay on top of the wide range of devices and sites that young people use, so we hope that the following advice helps.

Can I be your friend?

Ever thought how odd your online life is? This short video highlights the realities of how strange online behaviour can be.

WHAT ARE THE KEY ONLINE RISKS?
Parents and carers play a key role in supporting children to learn about how to stay safe online, and they are one of the first people children turn to if things go wrong so what are the things to be aware of?

Children can be contacted by bullies or people who groom or seek to abuse them.

TOP TIPS FOR STAYING SAFE ONLINE

HOW CAN WE HELP KEEP OUR CHILDREN SAFE WHEN THEY ARE ONLINE?

Safety Tips: Under 5
Safety Tips: 6-10
Safety Tips: 11-13

Be a part of their online life; involve the whole family and show an interest. Find out what sites they visit and what they love about them, if they know you understand they are more likely to come to you if they have any problems. Children can be contacted by bullies or people who groom or seek to abuse them.

WHAT ARE THE RISKS FOR OUR CHILDREN?
WHAT SHOULD YOU NOT SHARE ONLINE?

Full Name

Address

Phone Number

School

Date of Birth

Passwords or Usernames

Email Address

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REPORTING & HELP
FOR ADVICE, HELP OR TO MAKE A REPORT VISIT ANY OF THE LINKS BELOW BY CLICKING THEIR LOGO.
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