Below you will find some resources that provide guidance for parents and carers to keep children safe online. They will support you to talk to your child about a range of online safety issues, set up home filtering in a child-friendly way and set up age-appropriate parental controls on digital devices.
ThinkUKnow by National Crime Agency - CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) provides resources for parents and carers and children of all ages to help keep children safe online. The ThinkUKnow website also contains an icon button to link you to the CEOP site for reporting inappropriate use of the internet. You just access the website and click on this link to make a report.
Childnet has developed guidance for parents and carers to begin a conversation about online safety, as well as guidance on keeping under-fives safe online.
Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP, providing support and guidance for parents and carers related to the digital world from leading experts and organisations.
NSPCC has guidance for parents and carers to help keep children safe online.
The UK Safer Internet Centre provides tips and advice for parents and carers to keep children safe online – you can also report any harmful content found online through the UK Safer Internet Centre.
Ditto is a free online safety (E-Safety) newsletter in PDF format for schools, organisations and parents to keep you up to date with risks, issues, advice and guidance related to keeping children safe online, with a view to enjoying and learning about technology. A new edition is released approximately every six weeks (just after each half-term).
Parent Zone – the new parent hub is full of advice for families from Parent Zone’s experts. The site also includes fun, free activities, a fortnightly parent bulletin, Be Internet Legends livestreams, a digital noticeboard – for sharing Instagram posts, expert online safety advice and more.
ThinkUKnow’s new video guide and accompanying article, developed in collaboration with The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment (UKIE), helps parents and carers to understand how in-game chat works, how it might be abused by others and what they can do to help keep their children safe whilst using in-game chat.
Please find additional information below for further E-Safety support and guidance: