Mobile phones and computers are now a key part of everyday life for many children and young people. So many children are on twitter, facebook and other social media platforms.
Used correctly, they are an exciting source of communication, fun and educational but used incorrectly, or in the wrong hands they can be both threatening and dangerous.
Useful Websites to help keep children safer online:
Child Safety Online
A practical guide for parents and carers whose children are using social media
A non-profit organisation working with others to help make the Internet a great and safe place for children
Know It All
Internet safety resources & guides for parents, carers & educators.
Out of Your Hands
A website from the Mobile Industry Crime Action Forum to educate young people about mobile phones
Think U Know
Information for parents, carers & educaters on esafety for young people of all ages
A law enforcement agency to help keep children & young people safe from sexual abuse & grooming online
An independent not for profit organisation to help parents keep their children safe online
BBC Own It
An app to help the wellbeing of young people online
To help you to understand the risks and keep your child safe; from setting up parental controls to advice on sexting, online games and video apps.
UK Safer Internet Centre
The latest tips, advice and resources to help children and young people have a safe and positive time online.
Live and pre-recorded online sessions on cyber safety for young people aged 13-25
Further advice and information:
Please download the documents below to help set up parental controls and provide your child with a safer online environment.