Whilst there are huge benefits to being online in order to stay connected to family and friends it is recognised many parents may feel concerned about the activities and content their children are accessing.
It is important to have regular conversations about staying safe online and to encourage children to speak to you if they come across something worrying online.
These resources provide guidance for parents and carers to keep children safe online. They will, amongst other things, support you to talk to your child about a range of online safety issues, set up home filtering in a child-friendly way and set up age-appropriate parental controls on digital devices:
· Thinkuknow by National Crime Agency-CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) provides resources for parents and carers and children of all ages to help keep children safe online, linked here https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
· Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP, providing support and guidance for parents and carers related to the digital world from leading experts and organisations, click here for more details https://parentinfo.org/
· NSPCC has guidance for parents and carers to help keep children safe online https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety
· UK Safer Internet Centre provides tips and advice for parents and carers to keep children safe online – you can also report any harmful content found online through the UK Safer Internet Centre https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers