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Advice for parents

Children now spend an increasing amount of time online. We regularly send home on our newsletters guidance and support with practical stratgeies to help keep your child safe.

Using the internet can make learning fun, fast and easy. Whether researching a school project, chatting with friends or playing a game, you can help your child be safe and feel confident about their learning online. The following sites offer help to keeping you and your child safe online:

Think U Know – Parents and Carers – produced by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP). Their site offers really good advice on keeping your child safe online.

CEOP - 8 steps to support your child to be safer online

UK Council for Child Internet Safety– offering advice on Cyberbullying, Social Networking, downloading files and online gaming as well as general advice on keeping your child safe online.

Internet Matters - Whatever their age, this site can help you to find out more about what your children might be doing online and give you some simple, practical and easy advice on the steps you can take as a parent to keep them as safe as possible.

NSPCC - This site has lots of information to help you keep children safe when they're using the internet, social networks, apps, games and more

UK Safer Internet Centre- This site is a partnership of three leading charities with a mission to make the internet a better place for children and young people. 

Advice for Children

There are lots of great things to do on the Internet from playing games, looking for something for school, listening to music, watching video clips or just looking for things that interest you. But you also need to know how to stay safe online and what to do if you come across something you don’t like. Click on the links to find out more.

Think U Know for 5 to 7 year olds – This website has been set up just for you, to help you go on the internet in a safe way and know who to talk to if you are worried.  

Think U Know for 8 to 10 year olds – showing you what’s good on the Internet. Have a look at what’s not and shows you ways you can get yourself out of bad situations.

Kids Smart – gives advice on how to stay safe on the Internet, whatever you are doing including searching for information, playing games, listening to music and entering competitions.

CBBC Stay Safe: Advice on Internet Safety – includes interactive clips from Tracy Beaker, a Newsround Special and Hackers Guide to staying safe online.


Further information sent out in previous newsletters can be found below.

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