Where to go to report or talk about things which may have upset you or are a cause for concern:
Childline – A free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything.
UK Safer Internet Centre – A place to report harmful online content.
Internet Watch Foundation – The UK’s hotline for reporting illegal content found on the internet.
True Vision – A website to report online content which incites hatred on the grounds of race, religion and sexual orientation.
CEOP – A police agency where you can report worrying or unsafe online activity.
Websites offering parents advice and resources as recommended by Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021:
- Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
- Commonsensemedia provide independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media for children and their parents
- Government advice about protecting children from specific online harms such as child sexual abuse, sexting, and cyberbullying
- Government advice about security and privacy settings, blocking unsuitable content, and parental controls
- Internet Matters provide age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world 152
- Let’s Talk About It provides advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
- London Grid for Learning provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online
- Stopitnow resource from The Lucy Faithfull Foundation can be used by parents and carers who are concerned about someone’s behaviour, including children who may be displaying concerning sexual behaviour (not just about online)
- National Crime Agency/CEOP Thinkuknow provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online • Net-aware provides support for parents and carers from the NSPCC and O2, including a guide to social networks, apps and games
- Parentzone provides help for parents and carers on how to keep their children safe online
- Parent info from Parentzone and the National Crime Agency provides support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations
- UK Safer Internet Centre provide tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online
Other useful websites and resources
Be Internet Legends – Lovely interactive game to become a fearless explorer of the online world.
Educate Against Hate – A website giving teachers, parents and school leaders practical advice and information on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.
South West Grid for Learning – The South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) are a charity ensuring children benefit from technology, free from harm.
BBC Own It A place to help you boss your life online.
NSPCC Online Safety A place to help you keep children safe when they’re using the internet, social networks, apps, games and more.
Vodafone Helping your family live a better digital life.
e-safety e-book A twist on the classic ‘Goldilocks’.
Digiduck! An e-book for EYFS about e-safety.
Digiduck :another e-safety story for young children.