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Online Safety

What happens on the internet and on mobile devices can sometimes have a dramatic effect on the wellbeing, happiness and security of children today. There is a minefield of risks associated with the use of online apps, and these pages offer to help provide links which help parents stay informed about what children get up to online and how to keep them safe.

Think you know

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Helps children through online problems and ensuring that online activities remain fun. There is advice on a whole variety of issues, such as dealing with pressure, live streaming, online bullying or gaming. There is also advice if a child is worried about a friend, and a report tool for more serious problems.

Childline

https://www.childline.org.uk/

‘Online, on the phone, anytime’. This site, run by the NSPCC enables anyone to get immediate help through their online chat room. The site also has information and advice on bullying, abuse, and the law, you and your body, and friendships. There is also a toolbox for equipping students with skills which will help support them.

Stop Online Abuse

http://www.stoponlineabuse.org.uk/

Advice and taking action on online sexism, homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.

Internet Matters

https://www.internetmatters.org/

Information from BT, Sky, Talk Talk and Virgin

  • Digital resilience toolkits
  • Leaflets
  • What the experts say

Childnet

http://www.childnet.com

Hot topics, such as Screen time boundaries and information for parents and carers. What issues could be affecting your children such as inappropriate content, radicalisation and sexting.

Net Aware

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

Lists the social media websites which are being used by children. Your guide to the social networks your children use. Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today's digital world.