Internet Safety for Parents
Please find below links to websites that help children keep safe and help you with Internet safety awareness to help your children.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command
Are you worried about the way someone has been communicating with you or your child online? You can click on the button to make a report to one of CEOP's Child Protection Advisors.
The website below also has a range of information about keeping yourself or a child you know safe from child sexual exploitation.
The purpose of the Net Aware guide is to provide parents with the information they need to understand their child's online world and help them keep their children safe online. Type in the name of an app / website to find out which ages it is most suitable for.
Balancing screen time
Get simple tips to put balance and purpose behind screen time to help young children benefit from their screen use.
Posters are below for 0-5, 5-7 and 7-11 years old. Click the link for more information.
When it comes to educating your kids about the internet, you might feel out of your depth, when they’re learning, playing and chatting to friends on websites and apps you’re unfamiliar with.
At Virgin Media O2, we want internet users of all ages to enjoy all the wonderful things the web has to offer, safely. That’s why our experts have created a children’s internet safety test to help build awareness for parents and children of all ages to ensure they are better protected online.
Additional useful links -
Welcome parents and carers! In this section you will find all the information you need to keep your child safe online.
Childnet have produced a new section dedicated to parents:
"The internet is always changing, and being able to keep up to date with your children's use of technology can be a challenge, especially if you feel that your children may have better technical skills than you do. However, children and young people still need support and guidance when it comes to managing their lives online and using the internet positively and safely."
E-Safety for Children
Here are a sample of websites that we use in school to help teach children how to stay safe when using the Internet.
Be Internet Awesome
Children can play their way to being Internet Awesome with Interland, an online adventure that puts the key lessons of digital safety into hands-on practise with four challenging games.
CEOP is here to keep children safe from sexual abuse and grooming online. CEOP are unable to respond to reports about bullying, fake accounts or account hacking.
We are here to help and give you advice, and you can make a report directly to us if something has happened online which has made you feel unsafe, scared or worried. This might be from someone you know in real life, or someone you have only ever met online. We take all reports seriously and we will do everything we can to keep you safe.
As well as making a report to us, the CEOP Thinkuknow - Home has information and advice to help you if something has happened to you online.
If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at Childline.
BBC Bitesize- Keeping Safe Online
BBC Bitesize has information for younger children about how to keep safe online. Why not watch the video as Pip and Declan learn how to stay safe online and who to talk to if they're not sure about something.
BBC Newsround offers lots of ways to stay safe online. There are stories about Online Safety as well as a range of videos to watch.
This is a website full of fun and empowering tips, insight, stories and advice to help 9-12 year olds get the most out of their time online.
The website offers Upper KS2 children help and advice, skills and inspiration.
How to use Google Safe Search
Welcome to the children's activity zone! The Internet is a wonderful place to explore and discover new things, to connect and communicate with others and to be creative.
Follow our SMART rules:
5 Top Tips to stay safe online!
The SMART Adventure illustrates Childnet’s SMART rules and includes a real life SMART Crew of young people who guide the cartoon characters in their quest and help them make smart online decisions.
Childnet: Are you SMART online?
Take the quiz to see how SMART you are online!
Internet Safety Pledge
Below is our Internet Image Pledge, which all children discuss with their class teacher and sign to show they understand it.
We also have some SMART Rules. Click below to download them now.