The Internet is an important feature in all of our lives and can be an incredibly positive experience with really valuable tools and resources.
This page contains tips and information to help you ensure your child stays safe while online.
The NSPCC and the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) in partnership with Yoti (an age verification platform) have launched Report Remove – a tool to help young people under 18 remove sexual images of themselves online. Report Remove can support young people to report sexual images or video shared online and takes steps to remove it, if it is illegal.Trying to remove an image or video online can be extremely difficult and upsetting for children and young people. Report Remove provides a child-centred approach to image removal which can be done entirely online, and NSPCC’s Childline service will ensure that the young person is safeguarded throughout the process. For more information, visit Report Remove and make sure the young people you work with are aware of this important tool.
Gaming safely handout
The following image links to #OnlineSafetyAtHome pack with new activities for parents and carers to use at home:
Our short video provides parents and carers with:
- An introduction to NCA-CEOP, the Thinkuknow education programme and its resources
- Advice on how they can keep their child safe online, including a helpful tool to support them in having the right conversations about online safety.
`here are some quick links to some of the resources
Screen time – finding a balance handout
The Dark Web parent handout
Your child’s digital footprint handout
Advertising and cookies handout
My Tech Family – older children handout
Online grooming handout
Social Media, Games & Apps
Safety and privacy social media settings Pt1_0
Safety and privacy social media settings Pt2
Snapchat safety guide
Reporting on Twitter handout
Advice on Tik Tok for parents
Further advice on Tik Tok
Advice on Clash Clans
Advice on Animal Crossing: New Horizons parents’ guide
Advice on Apex Legends
Advice on Zoom
Advice on Switch
Range of Parent Guides to various social media and gaming trends
Thanks to The Girls’ Day School who have produced this brilliant series of clips
My Digital, a unique video series to help you and your children to stay safe online. The series consists of six short films for parents and six matching films for children to empower your family to use social media safely and responsibly.
The videos look at the ways in which the internet and digital technology can be used positively by young people as well as identifying the potential issues they may face.
They cover the most critical themes in online safety today including:
- The digital footprint
- Identity and self-esteem
- Relationships and grooming
- Security and privacy
We hope that the films, together with the downloadable online safety factsheets, will help encourage and support open discussions in your family about how to enjoy the online environment whilst staying safe.
The series has been produced in partnership with Digital Awareness UK, a leading online safety organisation.