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Here are some useful links to guides and websites that offer advice and guidance on keeping children safe online.

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Internet Matters - Online Money Management Guide

As more children and young people start to spend money online through gaming and social media platforms Internet Matters have created a guide to help parents and carers.

Click here for the online money management guide.

 

Safety Cards

Your one-page guide on how to stay safe on the most popular platforms.

 

 

At school, we teach the children the SMART rules for keeping safe online. 

 

The children know that if they are worried about online abuse or the way someone is communicating with them, then they should click CEOP and make a report.

                    

 

Childnet

Whether you’re puzzled by parental controls or would like to get knowledgeable about gaming, this site can help. We all know that it can sometimes be challenging to keep up to speed with what children and young people are doing online. Here you will find advice on where to begin, how to set up parental controls, and guidance on how to talk to your children about keeping safe online. 

 

Thinkuknow

Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command.

Since 2006, Thinkuknow has been keeping children and young people safe by providing education and ensuring that everyone has access to this practical information – children, young people, their parents and carers and the professionals who work with them.

Click here for specific guidance on gaming.

 

Thinkuknow has also produced several family activity sheets to support with different aspects of Online Safety:

As well as Home Activity Sheets for all ages -   Ages  4-5   5-7    8-10

They have also created short videos for parents and carers regarding these issues - click here.

Internet Matters

 

Get expert support and practical tips to help children benefit from connected technology and the internet safely and smartly. Click here for parental guides and information.

 

Balancing Screen Time

Finding simple tips to help children develop healthy online habits and a good digital diet to help them thrive on and offline. 

Other websites:

                  NSPCC         Parent Zone       Get Safe Online       Bullying          

Here is a new guide published by the Virtual College to support parents in knowing how to keep their children safe online. 

 

Click here for the latest copy of DITTO - the Digital Parenting magazine.

                                    

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