We are all spending a lot of time online, whether this be at the weekend socialising or remote learning. Keeping safe online should be at the top of our minds – especially when young children are involved. Whilst for most the interaction online will be positive, offering a platform to access knowledge and communication there is also the unsafe side of the internet. It is paramount that we know for ourselves as parents, carers and teachers how to keep our children safe from harm but it is equally important that we equip our children with the skills and knowledge to keep themselves safe.
There is a wealth of information that can help, support, guide and educate you to keep young people safe.
Think you know – education program from the National Crime Agency Child Exploitation and online protection (CEOP) Command.
Childnet – a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a safer place for children.
Internet Matters – a non-for-profit organisation that seeks to empower parents and carers to keep children safe in the digital world.
Childline– information and advice for parents and children.
Safer Internet – a partnership between Childnet International, Internet Watch Foundation and SWGfL to promote the safe and responsible use of technology for young people.