Children regularly use different websites and apps from their parents, and it can be hard to keep up in this ever-changing digital world. But the things that help keep children safe online are often similar to the things that keep them safe offline. Click here to view their Internet Safety information about how to go online safely and responsibly.
The following websites are aimed at ensuring children learn how to stay safe when they are online. Aimed at different age groups, there is something here for everyone.
A quick guide to some popular apps
Safe & Sound – A Derbyshire charity that supports children, young people and their families who have been exploited or are at risk of exploitation. They are available through their online chat facility on their website and also you will also find guidance and resources on there.
What parents need to know about Instagram
Parent Zone – From internet safety magazines and online training, to parent guides on the latest digital trends and platforms, you can find advice and support here
Antibullying Pro – Support and guidance for all forms of bullying, including homophobic, racist and disablist bullying.
Childline – If a child or young person has had a nude or sexualised pictures of themselves shared online Childline will work with them to get the images quickly removed.
NSPCC – Net Aware gives information on games, apps and offers help and support for parents and carers.
Advice for Parents on Cyberbullying – advice issued by the Department for Education.
Safer Internet UK – Tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep your child safe online including how to set up parental controls via your at home internet provider
CBBC Own It – a new website full of fun and empowering tips, insight, stories and advice to help 9-12 year olds get the most out of their time online
Childnet – a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children
O2 – are currently working in conjunction with the NSPCC. They will provide online safety help for mobile devices – you can even drop into an O2 store for help.