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:
Parents’ guide to moving to secondary school – How to support children’s digital development https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/moving-to-secondary-school-online-safety-guide/
Bullying and cyberbullying https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/bullying-and-cyberbullying/
Social Networking https://www.childnet.com/ufiles/Young-People-and-SNS.pdf