We know that keeping your children safe online is a priority. Knowing where to get advice and information can be daunting, so we would like to use our website to help and guide parents and children on this important issue. Below are links to websites with advice and information.
The first seven links are for adults, the rest are for children.
National Online Safety
This site will provide parents with guide to ensure that their children are using the internet safely.
The Click CEOP button is an asset of the National Crime Agency's CEOP Command. The CEOP Command works to protect children from the harm of sexual abuse and exploitation both online and offline.
Understanding what children do online and the risks they face will help you keep your child safe. The NSPCC has put together lots advice for parents on online safety, with tips, controls and conversations to help parents keep children safe on the internet and social networks. They also have information and advice on issues such as cyber bullying
Internet Watch Foundation
The Internet Watch Foundation are the UK hotline for reporting criminal content online. They help internet service providers and hosting companies combat abuse of their networks through a 'notice and takedown' service which alerts them to content which should be removed.
Kidsmart gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online. There's a section for kids under 11 years old and a separate section for those over 11 years old. 4 great games will test your online safety knowledge.
The cybercaf within Gridclub is a safe online community where you can make choices without getting hurt. You can join in the fun at the cybercaf by playing the game.
McGruff is a Crime Dog - world famous for his advice on how to stop crime before it happens, and for his great sense of humour! Some of his work involves teaching children how to stay safe online. Check out the different areas of the site , there's so much to learn!
Safety land is normally a very nice place to live, but a nasty character is sending yucky emails and messages. Captain Broadband needs your help to find the nasty character. You need to navigate around Safety land answering questions. When you have answered them all correctly, the nasty character will be taken to jail and you'll become a certified hero, just like Captain Broadband.
Childnet e-safety videos for parents and children
Childnet have released six new easy-to-follow videos for parents and children to work through together. The 10 - 15 minute videos offer simple, clear online safety advice using fun activities, games and discussion. There are optional follow-up activities to extend children's learning.