Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for parents and carers to keep children safe online

Whilst there are huge benefits to being online in order to stay connected to family and friends during this period, the government recognises many parents may feel concerned about the activities and content their children are accessing. This guidance outlines resources to help keep children safe from different risks online and where to go to receive support and advice.

Please click here to visit the government guidance webpage: 

Remote Learning Advice

The National Online Safety website has produced a number of very useful guides. Below are a small selection of the guides we think you will find useful during this time:

Click here to visit the National Online Safety website: 

Remote Learning Guides

Electronic communication systems such as social networks, blogs, mobile phones, and email have become increasingly important in our daily lives and often have important benefits but, as we all know, there are also risks to be considered.

Access to the Internet can take place almost anywhere at anytime and it is important that students, teachers, and parents are aware of the risks and know how to use modern technologies appropriately and are able to discuss the issues in school, at home, and between friends, and what actions to take when something goes wrong.

Below you will find weblinks, documents and information about online safety so you can decide what is right for your family when using the Internet and associated technologies.

Click here to visit the National Online Safety website: 

Cyberbullying is bullying and harassment using technology.
This includes trolling, mobbing, stalking, grooming or any form of abuse online.

Click here to visit the National Bullying Helpline website: 

Parent Zone are the experts in digital family life. We provide support and information to parents, children and schools, working globally to help families to navigate the internet safely and confidently.

Click here to visit the Parent Zone website: 

E-Safety: Support for Parents and Carers

Childline is a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything.

Click here to visit their website: 

Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

Visit the ThinkUknow website: 

E-Safety: Support for Students

Playing Minecraft safely
Updated: 16/03/2016 1.05 MB
Sexual Exploitation guide
Updated: 25/09/2015 1.39 MB
Top tips for staying safe online
Updated: 20/03/2015 185 KB

Educators, social workers and other professionals working with children and young people play a key role in supporting children
to learn about how to stay safe online.

Click here to visit the UK Safer Internet Centre: 

E-Safety: Support for Staff

Parent E-Safety Update

A guide to Parental Controls
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December 2019
Updated: 28/08/2020 234 KB
November 2019
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Updated: 28/08/2020 159 KB
July 2019
Updated: 12/07/2019 754 KB
June 2019
Updated: 12/07/2019 740 KB
April 2019
Updated: 05/04/2019 764 KB
March 2019
Updated: 05/04/2019 852 KB
February 2019
Updated: 06/02/2019 844 KB
January 2019
Updated: 06/02/2019 750 KB
November 2018
Updated: 19/11/2018 307 KB
October 2018
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September 2018
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December 2017
Updated: 18/01/2018 310 KB
November 2017
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July 2017
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November 2016
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November 2015
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Useful Links

NSPCC online safety webpage

A selection of useful guides for online safety from the National Online Safety website

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

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

Avoiding Ratting - Remote Access Trojans

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"

A guide from Google to show parents how they can protect your family online

YouTube Safety Centre

The Cybersmile Foundation website (The Cyberbullying Charity)

"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"

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

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

Webcam safety- BBC Webwise

Child Safety Online Overview (Knowthenet)

Advice for parents and carers on cyberbullying

A Parents' Guide to Instagram