Below are some useful links for staying safe online. The lower part of the page updates regularly from ParentInfo.org a website compiled by Parent Zone and CEOP. This online safety resource can help parents understand the latest trends in Social Media and most importantly how to stay safe, with real examples and methods to change the default privacy settings on the most popular apps and websites.
Thinkuknow - Advice about staying safe online and guidance for parents
NSPCC Net Aware - Information on commonly used apps by young people
NSPCC Share Aware - conversation starters about staying safe online
UK Safer Internet Centre - Advice about staying safe online
Additional Online Safety Information
With the digital world changing all the time, how can you make sure your children are safe online? Keeping up-to-date with the latest games, websites and apps will help you. Please take a look at the following websites for further advice:
Here you will be able to access advice on a selection of popular games and apps to receive advice about them. There is information about parental controls and you will be able to sign up to receive updates.
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command)
If a child is worried about online abuse of any nature or the way someone has been communicating with them online, they can make a report to one of CEOP's Child Protection Advisors. The website has a link to Childline to talk anonymously online or on the phone about bullying as well as links to a range of information for children to keep themselves or any child they know safe from online exploitation. https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
Please see the Parent Workshop section for details of a workshop for parents being run by the Prevent Programme on Wednesday 12 February 2020 from 9:00-10:30am regarding digital resilience (online safety).