Useful Websites for Parents

Within our safeguarding role, we would like to share the attached links with you in order to support you in protecting your children in the online world.

As a parent or carer you play a key role in helping your child to stay safe online. There are a range of organisations to support you as you support your child to use the internet safely, responsibly and positively. Safeguarding children - Online Safety

Children and young people are most likely to be at risk of sexual abuse within their family and community. But not all sexual abuse is carried out by adults. Around one-third of child sexual abuse is thought to be carried out by under 18s.  And as Covid-19 restrictions mean that some children might be spending more time unsupervised offline and online or away from supportive adults, there’s a real danger that cases of harm might increase.  That’s why Stop It Now! UK and Ireland | Preventing child sexual abuse have made a guide for parents, carers and professionals on preventing harmful sexual behaviour to help everyone do their part in keeping children safe.

Support for children 

Parental support 

  • Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support 
  • Commonsensemedia provide independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media for children and their parents 
  • Government advice about protecting children from specific online harms such as child sexual abuse, sexting, and cyberbullying 
  • Government advice about security and privacy settings, blocking unsuitable content, and parental controls 
  • Internet Matters provide age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world 
  • Let’s Talk About It provides advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation 
  • London Grid for Learning provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online 
  • Stopitnow resource from The Lucy Faithfull Foundation can be used by parents and carers who are concerned about someone’s behaviour, including children who may be displaying concerning sexual behaviour (not just about online) 
  • National Crime Agency/CEOP Thinkuknow provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online 
  • Net-aware provides support for parents and carers from the NSPCC and O2, including a guide to social networks, apps and games 
  • Parentzone provides help for parents and carers on how to keep their children safeonline 
  • Parent info from Parentzone and the National Crime Agency provides support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations 
  • UK Safer Internet Centre provide tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online