As our children are accessing online resources in an unprecedented manner, it’s important that families understand how to negate risks, and help their children use the internet safely. Please browse the following resources to help educate your children, and keep them safe online.
Helpful resources for parents
BBC Own It
The BBC online safety resource for children includes videos about lots of e-safety subjects, an Own It app which helps children make better decisions when on a mobile device, and more.
The Parent and Carer Toolkit helps adults to teach children about staying safe online, including a Family Agreement, helping children to set personal boundaries, and additional sources of support.
Internet Matters have created a comprehensive hub to help parents keep their children safe across all the different types of devices they may access from home. The parental controls guide is particularly helpful, as is information about screen time.
UK Council for Internet Safety
The UKCIS has developed an in-depth framework that may be helpful for parents to use to assess how well their child in any age group understands how to interact online, what their broader understanding of the online world should be, and how it will develop as they get older.