Online Safety Information and Links

Bullying  – One in five young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email. This web site gives advice for children and parents on cyberbullying.

Childline is yours – a free, private and confidential service where you can be you. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, however you want to get in touch. We’re here for you online, on the phone, anytime. Call us free on 0800 1111

Free resources to make it easy to teach online safety at home.The Be Internet Legends programme is designed to teach your child the skills they need to stay safe and have a positive time online. Your involvement at home can really help reinforce these key messages to help your child become more confident when exploring the online world.


Young children and screen time

Digital devices at home deliver media,entertainment and internet access for
the whole family. They also provide new opportunities for creativity and learning. How
can parents and carers help children get off to a good start using digital devices?

This guide for parents and carers provides some tips and checklists to help you.

Keeping under 5’s safe Online

The best way to keep your family safe online, and to understand your children’s internet use, is to use the internet together. Active engagement and conversations with your children are key. Be positive and embrace the technologies that young children enjoy and look for family activities or games. 

8 top tips that you can put in place at home, to help keep your youngest children safe online.

Get Safe Online             Our website is a unique resource providing practical advice on how to protect yourself, your computers and mobiles device and your business against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other problems encountered online. It contains guidance on many other related subjects too – including performing backups and how to avoid theft or loss of your computer, smartphone or tablet. Every conceivable topic is included on the site – including safe online shopping, gaming and dating … so now you really can stay safe with everything you do online.
Your guide to the social networks your kids use Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today’s digital world Net-aware review 50+ Apps. Also rates their safety. Work with parents to help them understand the dangers their child may face.

Family lives
Family Lives is a charity with over three decades of experience helping parents to deal with the changes that are a constant part of family life.

Childnet  – An organisation working directly with children, parents and teachers to ensure that the issues of online child protection and the safe and positive use of the internet are addressed.  

KidsmartKidsmart is an award winning internet safety website for parents and those working with children. It has been developed by the children’s internet charity Childnet International and has excellent information on many of the technologies used by children, with guidance on how to ‘stay safe’ online.

Online safety
We’ve teamed up with O2 to help you keep children safe when they’re using the internet, social networks, apps, games and more.

Child Safety Online: A practical guide for parents and carers whose children are using social media Protecting your children from abuse online  advice and support on how to keep children safe from sexual abuse, both online and off. Articles provide guidance on topics as diverse as: challenging harmful sexual attitudes and promoting positive behaviours; helping a child with autism negotiate life online; supporting a child who has been sexually abused; and dealing with a range of online issues such as sending nude selfies and viewing pornography. Users will find films, downloadable guides and useful links to support organisations

Internet Watch Foundation  We are the UK Hotline for reporting criminal online content Child sexual abuse content hosted anywhere in the world Criminally obscene adult content hosted in the UK Non-photographic child sexual abuse images hosted in the UK Reports are confidential and can be made anonymously

CEOP Safety Centre  here you  can report abuse and exploitation direct to CEOP  

CEOP  The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has set up its own website which has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.

  – This website is about the potential dangers with interactive services online like chat, IM, online games, email and on mobiles. It provides information, advice, true stories and games. The resource page also contains a number of links to other useful websites.

Uk Safer Internet Centre   Welcome to the UK Safer Internet Centre, where you can find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.

Know the Net  – Knowthenet is an online information hub and practical advice resource sponsored by Nominet, the not-for-profit organisation that has managed .uk, one of the world’s largest internet registries, since 1996 and is responsible for over 10 million domain names.

Vodafone Guide for parents – Being very accessible, this provides information and guidance to parents to help under the digital world. There is also an online test to see how much you know.

Safer Internet Daysafer-internet-dayHere you will find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.

Digital Citizenship – A website designed to strengthen awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is. It encourages users of technology to be and become responsible DIGItal citiZENS.