Info for parents and carers

NSPCC Share Aware campaign The NSPCC online safety campaign Share Aware is to empower parents and provide support in navigating the online world.

The campaign encourages parents to talk to their child, and help them to think about who sees what they share, comparing it to what they would be happy to share online. To help, the Share Aware section of the NSPCC website contains a range of expert advice on online safety. NSPCC have also created a light-hearted video to explain the dangers of sharing online.

NSPCC have also created Net Aware, a parent’s guide to social networking.

ABA and the Sex Education Forum have produced a free guide to help parents and carers talk to their children about online relationships.

Advice for parents and carers on cyberbullying (Department for Education) This includes information on how to report abusive content on a number of different social networks.

 E safety leaflet for children - now in 11 languages (produced by Childnet)

Resource to help parents and carers talk to their children about pornography online (produced by Childnet)

Advice on e-safety for adoptive parents and foster carers (produced by Childnet)

Internet Matters have developed a whole range of resources to support parents and carers with keeping their children safe online:

  • Learn about it - This section gives parents an overview of cyberbullying including video content from CEOP. It also lists the most common ways cyberbullying occurs and importantly gives parents some tips about how to know if their child is either being bullied or is indeed a cybebully themselves
  • Talk about it – This section gives parent simple suggestions on how to have a conversation with their child about cyberbullying
  • Deal with it - This section advises parents on how to deal with cyberbullying, both if their child is being bullied or is being the bully. It gives simple practical advice about how to report cyberbullying.

Step up to online safety - Campaign from Staffordshire Carers that challenges parents to find out more about the dangers and talk with their kids about avoiding cyberbullying. Useful advice and resources for parents/carers.

Childnet International, Know it all - suite of education resources designed to educate parents, teachers and young people about safe and positive use of the internet

ConnectSafely guides for parents on Snapchat and Instagram

Childnet Social Networking leaflet Childnet has redesigned its social networking leaflet. The leaflet is a guide for parents, carers and teachers about the safe and responsible use of social networking sites and top tips and user friendly advice for keeping children and young people safe online.

Child Internet Safety - A guide for parents sharing some effective child internet safetly guidelines

Microsoft have a guide for parents to help teach their children about online safety and privacy

MathsDoctor have a comprehensive guide, covering parental controls, mobile devices, talking to your child about sexting and more

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