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Online Safety

It is very important that we all work together to make sure our children feel safe and secure when using technology.

If you child is using the internet, please try and be aware which websites they are visiting, and use parental control settings where possible.

On this page we aim to provide practical hints and tips, and links that may help you.

Click each box to find out more information

Think U Know

Specific advice for parents 

Directgov   

Parents Centre Internet Safety government advice - Guidelines & UKCCIS

UK Safer Internet Centre

How to set up the parental controls

 

PEGI 

The PEGI system for games' age rating

CEOP 

BBC Newsround

15-minute film made for young people by BBC Newsround about staying safe on the Internet

Safe Search 

Child-friendly search engines

Google 'Safe Search' This can help you block and filter out some of the inappropriate search results

Parent Info tool    

Get expert information to help children stay safe online

Common sense 

Assess the appropriateness of games and apps

Connect Safely 

Educating users of connected technology about safety, privacy and security

Get Safe Online     

Get safe online - expert advice

Internetmatters  

Helping parents keep their children safe online

 

 NSPCC social media & app checker 

Your guide to the social networks your kids use

Parents: Supporting Young People Online (Leaflets - available in other languages)

Further useful links

ChildLine

Childnet

BullyingUK

Tackling extremism

CBBC Stay Safe

CEOP

NSPCC