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Useful safety information

Many parents quite rightly worry about the safety aspects of their child being safe while having their own device. There is so much media attention on the dangers that children can face online ranging from exposure to unsuitable material to bullying and stalking. In addition to that there might also be the worry of a youngster carrying their device to and from school and the risk of having it stolen.

It is important that all of these concerns are put into perspective and everyone involved understands what they can do to minimise any risks that may occur.

We have put together some advice and guidance to help parents understand how they can manage concerns about online and physical safety. In addition you will find below some websites that go into more detail.


Childnet International

Childnet International

Childnet provide a range of resources to support schools in sharing e-safety information with parents and carers, including an interactive Know IT All for Parents resource.

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Get Safe Online

Get Safe Online

Includes a ten-minute internet safety guide, and sections on protecting yourself and your family online, and information on children and young people and the internet.

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Internet Matters

Internet Matters

This is an independent, not-for-profit organisation to help parents keep their children safe online.

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Point2Protect

Point2Protect

A subscription service that helps schools and parents understand, engage and educate children to keep them safe online. Includes monitoring and moderation software from Qustodio and guidance materials from the UK Safer Internet Centre.

They have produced a short video about their technical solutions for parents.

Watch the video

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The 360 degree safe online

The 360 degree safe online

A tool that provides a user friendly and interactive means for schools to review their eSafety provision and to develop an action plan. The Anti-Bullying Alliance provides expertise in relation to all forms of bullying between children and young people.

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Think U Know

Think U Know

CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) has a site for parents, adoptive parents and carers providing advice about understanding and discussing online risks.

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UK Safer Internet Centre

UK Safer Internet Centre

The latest advice on how to use the internet and new technologies safely and responsibly. They also offer a range of practical resources, news and events focussing on the safe and responsible use of the internet and new technologies.

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NSPCC Net Aware

NSPCC Net Aware

To children, online life is real life. The NSPCC have joined forces with O2 to help parents explore and understand online life as kids know it.

They have worked with Mumsnet, over 500 mums and dads and nearly 2500 young people to review social networks and apps that children use.

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Stay Safe Online

Stay Safe Online

The online world offers a wealth of resources for education, entertainment, and connection with other people. Unfortunately, the internet also poses new dangers, and those dangers threaten teens especially. The following guide provides the resources necessary for both parents and their teens to safely utilize the Internet.

This is an American site but the help it offers is universal and so well worth a visit.

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