Online safety is vitally important for children. A good place to start is for parents and carers to have a conversation with children. On this page, you will find some information about online safety, links to useful websites as well as advice for speaking with your child about online safety.
|Talking to your child about online safety
Ways to begin conversations to keep your child safe online.
|Online Safety Advice
What parents need to know to help keep children safe wherever and whenever they go online.
Talk about how they can stay safe on social networks.
Ask your child if they know:
Talk about online privacy, and being Share Aware. Explain that online behaviour – including sharing personal information – should mirror behaviour in person.
Explain that talking to strangers isn’t always ‘bad’, but they should always be careful about what they share and sometimes people aren’t who they say they are.
|Parents' Guide to Social Networks
|Further Guidance and Resources for Parents/Carers
Net Aware is the NSPCC’s no-nonsense guide to the social networks, sites and apps children use: Net Aware
Childnet International is a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children and has lots of resources for families:
Think U Know:
Key Stage 1 – Hector's World
Watch these videos of Hector and his friends learning to use the computer safely.
General advice for Key Stage 1 about safe use of the internet.
Key Stage 2 – Explore the cyber cafe and learn how to stay safe when you’re on the computer and when using a phone