Keeping Children Safe Online
Please click on the links below for online safety information, top tips to be digitally safe and advice for parents.
See further down the page for information on Remote learning - keeping your child(ren) safe online.
IWF - Internet Watch Foundation
The IWF have created a parent resource as a guide to support parents with keeping their children safe when online in regards to child sexual abuse, grooming and coercive control.
The guidance has three parts:
Part One - Helps you understand more about online child sexual abuse: what it is, who does it, and how it happens. It also tells you more about the ways children use social media, to explain why simply ‘banning’ it doesn’t work.
Part Two - Answers the question: ‘What can I do?’ and gives you clear, practical advice to help keep your children safe.
Part Three - Tells you what to do if you suspect or know that a child is being sexually abused online, and lists specialist organisations that can also help.
Remote learning – keeping your child(ren) safe online
The Department for Education have brought together the following online educational resources to help children to learn at home.
As parents and carers you may choose to support your child(ren)’s home learning with websites, online companies and in some cases individual tutors.
It is important when doing so to secure online support from a reputable organisation/individual who can provide evidence that they are safe and can be trusted to have access to children.
The following online safety websites may assist you: