Useful resources for parents to help keep children safe online
With the Easter holidays just around the corner, we’ve put together a list of useful resources to help you keep your kids safe online.
- BBC Own It is a free online portal full of videos produced by other young people tackling some of the issues you may find online. It teaches children about using channels like YouTube as well as including items on appearances online and digital detoxes. A very useful resource for kids to explore.
- Internet Matter’s Digital Resilience Toolkit provides information for parents and carers with children from age 6 upwards. With interactive guides and online safety age guides, this website provides everything you need to know about how to support and educate your child about staying safe online.
- Childnet have produced a useful guide about screen time and setting useful boundaries. Well worth a read and recognises that screen time can also be a family activity when done in the right way.
- Thinkuknow.co.uk provides a range of short films for young people aged 4-18 to help keep themselves safe, both online and offline. There is also a section for parents and carers with advice and support.
- Parent Zone offers useful information about making the internet work for families. They have a dedicated community for parents with courses and guides, and also include resources such as their Digital Parenting magazine.
As well as occasional screen time, we hope that you enjoy some time out and about visiting new places and relaxing with your family.