Online Safety Advice
(This webpage is replicated in both the 'Parents & Carers' menu tab and the 'Children' menu tab of our website).
Parent Zone sits at the heart of modern family life, providing advice, knowledge and support to shape the best possible future for children as they embrace the online world. Parent Zone provides resources and training to educate and equip professionals and supports parents to develop the right skills and understanding, so that their children can discover the possibilities and opportunities available to them online.
NCA-CEOP has an extensive offer for children and young people, parents, carers and professionals. Its parents and carers website and educational materials offer more specific advice and information about keeping children and young people safe from online sexual abuse and exploitation.
Internet Matters was launched in May 2014 by founding partners, BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media. Internet Matters support parents and carers to navigate the ever-changing digital landscape. We’re here to offer the best advice and information available to help you engage in your child’s online life and manage the risks they may face online.
Working with a wide coalition of industry partners including the BBC, Google, Samsung and Facebook, we also collaborate with sector experts, government and schools to reach UK families with tools, tips and resources.
Whether your child is taking their first steps online or you’re looking for information on a specific issue, our website has everything you need to help make your children’s online life fulfilling, fun and, above all, safe.
Advice and Guidance for Parents
The links and information below highlight a wide variety of information, tips and guidance to keep you and your family safe online.
Many of the links are taken from the National Online Safety website and offer a brief overview with advice for Parents and Carers.
Safer Internet Day 2023
Safer Internet Day 2023 falls on Tuesday 7th February.
From gaming and chat, to streaming and video, young people are shaping the interactive entertainment spaces they are a part of. Safer Internet Day celebrates young people’s role in creating a safer internet, whether that is whilst gaming and creating content, or interacting with their friends and peers.
You can find out more on the official Safer Internet Day page of the UK Safer Internet Centre website. Please take some time to browse the site, which includes some useful guides and resources.
Resources from last year's Safer Internet Day can be downloaded below.
Safer Internet Day 2022