We have gathered resources for parents and carers to help your child stay safe on the internet. Some of the material addresses sensitive issues; however, we know that if unchecked, children may be exposed to many unnecessary and harmful things on the web. Therefore, we suggest that you talk to your child about some of these things in advance so they make better choices about how to navigate the internet.
Our e-Safety policy.
Read our top tips to keep your child safe:
- Install a parental filter (see guide below)
- Keep the internet router in your own room and turn it OFF at night
- Ensure any pictures of your child on social media do not embed location. This is especially important for Instagram (see guides to social media below)
- Ask your child to show you the websites they use, do they know the people they have connected to?
- Make sure your children use age appropriate sites: Facebook and YouTube have a minimum age of 13
- Ensure your child’s mobile phone has a PIN number that you know
- Set up the expectation that you will check their devices periodically
- Speak to your child about the dangers to their well-being of unsuitable content
- Be approachable! You want children to be unafraid to approach you with a question or problem.
Useful e-safety links
Internet matters - support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
London Grid for Learning - support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
Net-aware - support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
Parent info - support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
Thinkuknow - advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
UK Safer Internet Centre - advice for parents and carers