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Online Safeguarding

There are many ways parents can help to ensure their children are safe online:

  • Know what your children are doing online and who they are talking to.
  • Ask them to teach you to use any applications you have never used.
  • Keeping the computer in a family room means that you can share your child’s online experience – and that they are less likely to act inappropriately (i.e. via webcam).
  • Help your children to understand that they should never give out personal details to online friends – personal information includes their TikTok ID, email address, mobile number and any pictures of themselves, their family or friends. If your child publishes a picture or video online, anyone can change it or share it.
  • Remind them that anyone may be looking at their images and one day a future employer could!
  • If your child receives spam/junk email and texts, remind them never to believe them, reply to them or use them.

It’s not a good idea for your child to open files that are from people they don’t know. They won’t know what they contain – it could be a virus, or worse – an inappropriate image or film. Help your child to understand that some people lie online and therefore it’s better to keep online mates online. They should never meet up with any strangers without an adult they trust. Always keep communication open for a child to know that it’s never too late to tell someone if something makes them feel uncomfortable.

Please see the below a selection of websites that may be useful to you. They are rich in content with useful guidelines and other extremely important and legal information and procedures all parents and pupils should be aware of.


CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)

The child exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the ‘real world’ and the ‘e-world’.  Young people and parents can get support on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and bullying on-line.  They can also report abuse or anyone who is acting inappropriately online.

Think you know

The think U know website is divided into 5 areas:

  • 5-7’s
  • 8-10 (KS2)
  • 11-16 (KS3)
  • Parents
  • The VGT


Internet watch foundation

Website and hotline where members of the public can report images of child abuse (from anywhere in the world), criminally obscene content hosted in the IK, and criminally racist content hosted in the UK.

Stop it now

A partnership of leading children’s charities who work with the government and child protection agencies to promote public education and prevent child sexual abuse.


Internet Matters

A helpful guide for parents about children's use of social media


Accessible information and resources for Parents, Children and Young people:


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