Useful E-Security Websites for Parents

The rate of technological change means our children’s world is changing rapidly – the challenges faced by parent/carers today is different to previous generations.  The latest research shows that 48% of parent/carers believe their children know more about the internet than they do and, 78% of children agree. It also shows that children are spending significantly longer on the internet than their parent/carers – and twice as long on social media.
Many parent/carers simply do not know where to turn for advice.

Support for parents/carers

The following websites offer valuable information and comprehensive guides on how to ensure your child is safe online.

CEOPS (www.ceop.police.uk) The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) works across the UK tackling child sex abuse and provides advice for parent/carers, young people and students.

Childnet (www.childnet.com) Includes a guide for parent/carers and carers on how to keep children safe on the internet and includes advice and education resources.

Facebook Help Centre (www.facebook.com/help.php?safety)

Get Safe Online (www.getsafeonline.org) An online safety resource website sponsored by the British Government and leading businesses to help individuals and may businesses protect themselves against internet problems.

Google (www.google.co.uk/inti/en/safetycenter/families/start/) Provides family safety advice and specific google features designed to help you keep your family safe online.

UK Safer Internet Centre (www.saferinternet.org.uk) A network of national bodies that coordinate internet safety awareness in Europe. Comprehensive and informative, it provides a wealth of information on internet safety.

Internet Matters (www.internetmatters.org) Based by the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) this site provides advice for parent/carers and specific safety guides on using the popular social networking sites including INSTAGRAM, WHATSAPP and SNAPCHAT.

NSPCC (www.nspcc.com) Covers a section on child safety – what children do online and on social networks, the risks and dangers they can face, plus advice for parent/carers on keeping children safe online.

Think You Know (www.thinkyouknow.co.uk) A guide to internet safety and safe surfing for young people from Think You Know.