Some useful parent guides for keeping your children safe when online:
Smartphone Safety Tips
Hidden Apps - a parent's guide
Mental Health and online safety
Snapchat - a parent's guide
TikTok - a parent's guide
What parents need to know about Steam
Zoom - a parent's guide
Home Party - a parent's guide
Going online can present many opportunities and risks. Below are some links and articles to help you feel more confident when talking to your children about sensitive topics such as relationships, sex and image sharing.
- Having a conversation with your child
- Online grooming: how does it work?
- Keeping your under 5s safe online
- Sharing pictures of your children
StaySafe.org - The online world offers a wealth of resources for education, entertainment, and connection with other people. Unfortunately, the internet also poses new dangers, and those dangers threaten teens especially. The following guide provides the resources necessary for both parents and their teens to safely utilize the Internet.
Snapchat - Tips for Parents - Snapchat is a photo sharing app for mobile phones and tablets. The app allows users to share images for a limited number of seconds, chat with users before messages disappear, and share images with their friends list through a ‘story’.
Cyberbullying and Substance Abuse - According to the Megan Meier Foundation - a foundation created by Tina Meier after her 13-year-old daughter, Megan, took her own life as a result of being cyberbullied -approximately 34 percent of all school-aged kids have endured cyberbullying at some point in their lives.
Gallery Guardian - The app that gives you peace of mind by helping protect your child against inappropriate images.
A Parents' Guide to Online Safety - Activities to help parents protect children online
Webonauts - Do you have what it takes to graduate from the Webonauts Internet Academy?
Ins@fe is a European network of awareness centres promoting safe, responsible use of the internet and mobile devices to young people.
BullyingUK is a UK charity founded in 1999 by journalist Liz Carnell and her son John. The charity's website provides a large amount of information to help pupils, parents and schools deal with bullying.
Childline is a free 24 hour counselling service for children and young people up to 18 in the UK, provided by the NSPCC.
Supporting Young People Online. Information and advice for parents and carers on supporting young people online. Available in multiple languages.
Advice for parents and carers on cyberbullying. This advice is for parents and carers about cyberbullying. It provides advice and information about how they can protect their child from cyberbullying and how to tackle it if it happens.
KidSmart provides easy-to-follow advice and guidance about how to keep your child safe. Have a look at their tips and download the resources they provide. Kidsmart is provided by Childnet, the leading agency for E-Safety.