Online Safety Advice
Safer Internet Day 2022
Safer Internet Day is celebrated across the globe in over 170 countries, with thousands of young people joining in across the UK to explore how they can use the internet responsibly, respectfully, and creatively whilst making the most of their relationships online.
Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity to focus on online safety with your child – whether that’s by using some of the quick activities in this pack, asking your child
what they like to do online, or using their favourite app or game with them. You can also support Safer Internet Day on social media, tell your friends and family about
the day, or ask your child for their top tips for staying safe online. Find out more here: https://saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/
Below are some fabulous resources that have been produced for families for Safer Internet Day, but can be used any time of year.
This website gives lots of information, advice and support to parents to help them keep their children safe online. The website includes advice that is age specific and covers topics such as screen time, fake content, inappropriate content, and how to set up devices safely.
Common Sense Media
This USA based website offers parents advice on topics such as movies, TV, books, apps and games. It also includes 'Parents' Ultimate Guides' and 'What is...? videos to Youtube, Tik Tok, Roblox, Fortnite Minecraft and other popular games, websites and apps.
This website has everything parents need to keep children safe online, suing the NSPCC's expertise in protecting children and O2's technical know-how. There is also a specific section with guidance for parents of SEND children.
Ask about Games
This website answers questions parents and players have about video game age ratings, provide advice on how to play games safely and responsibly, and offer families helpful tips to ensure they get the most out of the games they enjoy together.
Safer Internet Centre
This website offers tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep parents keep children safe online, such as parents' guides to technology, and resources specifically written for parents.
Think U Know
Think U Know offers general advice and online safety home activity packs about keeping children safe online, as well as what to do if parents have a serious concern about something online and their child.
The NSPCC offers advice from setting up parental controls to advice on sexting, online games and video apps, to help parents understand the risks and keep their child safe.