Support for parents and carers to keep children safe online
Please access the resources below to help keep children safe from different risks online. You can also access information about where to go to get support and advice.
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. Talk to your child about the importance of creating a safe online environment, including keeping any log-in details and passwords safe.
These resources will 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:
- Support for Parents & Carers to Keep Children Safe Online - UK Government guidance with resources to help keep children safe from different risks online and where to go to get support and advice.
- The UK Safer Internet Centre provides a wide variety of guides and resources to help young people stay safe online. You can also report any harmful content found online through the UK Safer Internet Centre
- NSPCC Online Safety - https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/
- CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command) - https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
- Thinkuknow- by the National Crime Agency - Child Exploitation and Online Protection command (NCA-CEOP) - resources for parents and carers and children of all ages to help keep children safe online
- Internet matters - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online. Internet Matters has step-by-step guides on how to set up parental controls so that you can control what content your child can access online
- Childnet has developed guidance for parents and carers to begin a conversation about online safety, as well as guidance on keeping under-fives safe online
- Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP - support and guidance for parents and carers related to the digital world from leading experts and organisations
- Inclusive Digital Safety Hub and Online Safety Hub, created by South West Grid for Learning in partnership with Internet Matters - support and tailored advice for young people with additional learning needs and their parents or carers
- Parents’ Guide to Age Ratings explains how the British Board of Film Classification rates content, and gives parents advice on choosing online content well
- London Grid for Learning - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
Please click on the links below to access parent guides to help you support your child to stay safe online: