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
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.”
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."
“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