The internet is an integral part of our lives, opening up many educational and social opportunities: to maximise it's potential and reduce the risks, parents need to find out how to protect their children online. Visit any of the sites below for information and advice.

The Parents' Section of the Think U Know website is particularly user-friendly. It contains practical advice and answers to frequently asked questions about chat rooms, mobiles, gaming, social networking and grooming. There is also an option to subscribe to a Parent Internet Safety Email.

Online Safety support for parents and carers

Please see the links below for further support and information on Internet Safety

A guide from Google to show parents how they can protect your family on-line.

YouTube Safety Centre

The 'Digital Parenting Guide' from Vodaphone
“Read about the very latest technology and challenges in our new magazine - our Expert View articles, ‘How to’ guides and Take Action checklists will help you to stay up-to-date and feel more confident about getting involved.”

Keeping Young Children Safe Online (UK Safer Internet Centre) - A useful eSafety Guide for parents

‘The Parents’ and Carers’ Guide to the Internet’, has been created by CEOP to provide a light hearted and realistic look at what it takes to be a better online parent.

Jigsaw Movie (CEOP) - "The film Jigsaw is a story about a young girl called Becky who likes to use social networking sites." The film is aimed at 8-10 year olds.

The Cybersmile Foundation website (The Cyberbullying Charity)

Beatbullying website (Cybermentors)

The Digizen website
The Digizen website - "This provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is and encourages users of technology to be and become responsible Digital Citizens."

Child Safety Online Overview (Knowthenet)

BBC Webwise is part of the BBC website with help & support for all aspects of internet safety.

How to set up the parental controls offered by your internet provider (UK Safer Internet Centre)

“The Parents Guide to Technology from the UK Safer Internet Centre has been created to answer these questions and introduce some of the most popular devices, highlighting the safety tools available and empowering parents with the knowledge they need to support their children to use these technologies safely and responsibly”.

The parents section of the Know IT All website. The site contains information about positive ways young people are using different technologies, what the risks are to users and it outlines practical advice in avoiding or minimising risks when using online and mobile technologies