Keeping safe on the internet

  • Last Updated: 9/10/2019

The NSPCC provides helpful advice and tools that a parent/​carer can use to help keep their child safe whenever and wherever they go online.

  • Has material and information for use with young children as well as older children
  • Key advice for parents /​carers
  • Information on a range of social media sites and games.

Thinkuknow provides helpful advice and tools that a parent/​carer can use to help keep their child safe online.

They have downloadable guides for parents/​carers on various social media sites like: Instagram, Whatsapp, youtube etc They also have some useful films for parents to watch about the risks online and four specific films about sexting /​‘self nudies’ and how to talk to their children about this issue and what to do if this happens.

Childnet have a range of information to support parents/​carers keep their children on safe including:

  • Parents: Supporting Young People Online (Leaflets in a variety of languages)
  • Key advice for parents /​carers
  • Conversation starters to enable parents /​carers to talk to their children
  • How to set parental controls on a range of devices, Gaming
  • The whole website can be read in a variety of languages.

Safer Internet has very specific advice, films and signposting to ensure parents/​carers have the information about how to set up parental controls on a range of devices and their home internet.

North Yorkshire local Children Safeguarding Partnership (LCSP), works collaboratively with other agencies to produce information about practical advice for how parents/​carers can support their children to stay safe online