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Online Safety - What Parents Need to Know....

The internet is an amazing resource which enables children and young people to connect, communicate and be creative in a number of different ways, on a range of devices. However, the internet is always changing, and being able to keep up to date with your children’s use of technology can be a challenge. You may sometimes feel that your children have better technical skills than you do, however children and young people still need advice and protection when it comes to managing their lives online.

 We have included links on this page to various resources that you will find of interest and will help you and your child to stay safe when using today’s fast changing digital technology.  The 'What parents Need To Know' guides from National Online Safety, are clear and easy guides to the many platforms and apps your children will probably already be familiar with, and can be downloaded via the links at the bottom of the page.

Home: Keep It Real Online

Tackling issues around safeguarding children and young people on the internet.  Although this is a New Zealand based company, the issues are the same the world over and this website has some really good, powerful, short videos about keeping safe online.

https://www.keepitrealonline.govt.nz/

Parent Info

A parent facing website in collaboration with NCA-CEOP providing content on all of the issues amplified by the internet.  

https://parentzone.org.uk/

Safe4Me

Hampshire police recommend this website https://www.safe4me.co.uk/ which has resources for parents, teachers and professionals.

 This site provides teachers, professionals and parents with information and resources to help educate young people about keeping safe and making responsible choices.

Hampshire County Council have also circulated some information to help parents understanding of popular apps and how to keep your child safe.  Links to these can be found below.  If you would like a hard copy please ask the school office who will be happy to print them off for you.

Think You Know Now

An online safety website for parents and under 18's

 www.thinkuknow.co.uk

Go.Compare

A guide to broadband parental controls and internet safety for children

https://www.gocompare.com/broadband/parental-controls/

O2 Resources for Parents

O2 have created resources to help parents regularly discuss online safety with their children. This empowers families to confidently explore the digital world.

www.o2.co.uk/help/online-safety

Internet Matters www.internetmatters.com for lots of great advice on keeping your child safe online

Child Exploitation and Online Protection. https://www.ceop.police.uk/ceopreporting/ Use this link to report sexual exploitation, grooming or abuse online to the police.

 

 

 

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