Internet Safety for Parents and Carers
- Do your children have internet access in their bedrooms?
- Do you monitor what your children do online?
- Do you know which websites and apps your children use?
- Do you know who your children are talking to online?
- What filters and virus protection do you have?
- Are you aware of parental controls?
Tips for Parents and Carers
- Know what your children are doing online and who they are talking to.
- Ask them to teach you to use any applications you have never used.
- Keep the computer in a family room so that you can monitor your child online.
- Be aware of what apps and social media apps that children may be using
Help your children to understand that:
- They should never meet up with a stranger without an adult they trust being present.
- If your child receives junk / spam emails and texts remind them never to believe them, reply to them or use them.
- Never open files from sources you don’t know or trust.
- Never talk to people online if you don’t know who they are.
- They should never give personal information to online friends including: email address, mobile phone numbers, passwords, photographs, names of family, school etc.
- If your child posts anything online, e.g. a picture, it can be accessed by anyone in the world and can be downloaded, changed or shared.
Internetmatters.org is a website full of resources to help parents keep their children safe online.
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection unit (CEOP) is a branch of the Police Force charged with monitoring safe internet use for children and investigation issues and allegations.
CEOP works with police forces in other countries across the world.
If you are worried about online abuse or the way someone is communicating online, let CEOP know: https://www.ceop.police.uk/ceop-reporting/
The Thinkuknow website is an online resource for teachers, parents and carers designed to raise awareness of internet safety.
We use the online resources in school as part of our induction week and internet safety lessons.
The Thinkuknow website has a report system to report websites and abuse: http://www.ceop.police.uk/Safety-Centre/
Please visit their website for more information. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Links to useful E-Safety related websites