Welcome to our Internet Safety page, where you can find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.
Technology has become integral to young people's lives and it is important that they know how to stay safe online and make the most of the opportunities that the internet provides. Whether you are a young person, parent or carer, or working with children, there are lots of resources to help.
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. We know it can be difficult to stay on top of the wide range of sites and devices that young people use, so we hope that the following advice helps.
- Have ongoing conversations with your children about staying safe online
- Use safety tools on social networks and other online services, e.g. Facebook privacy settings
- Decide if you want to use parental controls on your home internet
- Understand devices and the parental control tools they offer in our Parents' Guide to Technology
The UK Safer Internet Centre is a partnership of three UK charities who reach out to thousands of children every year. Your support can enable them to help even more children, families and schools, and ensure that the internet is a great and safe place for young people. The UK Safer Internet Centre is co-ordinated by a partnership of three leading organisations; Childnet International, the South West Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation. It is co-funded by the European Commission's Safer Internet Programme and is one of the 31 Safer Internet Centres of the Insafe network. The centre has three main functions: an Awareness Centre, a Helpline and a Hotline. http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/
Online Safety Guide
Here is some general advice for parents regarding online safety.
National Online Safety - Parent and Carers User & Guide
Coronavirus will inevitably lead children to spending more time online. Here is some information about online radicalisation and what to do if you have any concerns about your child's online activities.
Online radicalisation - Parent/guardian information and support
National Online Safety have produced the following useful guides to help keep you and your child safe whilst accessing learning on the internet. Click on the links to find out more.
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