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The online world offers amazing opportunities but also brings elements of potential risk and for Parents & Carers, making sense of the online world can appear to be an enormous challenge. 


Unlike previous generations, the online environment is an integral part of children’s lives and therefore we can no longer consider their wellbeing or safety without also considering their relationship to technology. 


However, staying safe online is fundamentally about behaviours rather than the technology itself and if approached from this perspective, we can begin to gain confidence to support our children. 


The illustration below provides some useful tips for Parents and Carers when discussing the online environment with children. 

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The OFCOM guide for parents and carers on media use and attitudes

What parents and carers need to know about email scams

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Helping Your Child Express Themselves Safely Online Guide

XBox Series S - Staying Safe Guide

X-Box Online Safety Guide

Zoom Online Safety Guide

Facebook Online Safety Guide

Minecraft Guide for Parents

Facebook Guide for Parents

12 Smartphone Online Safety Tips For Children With New Devices

Online Safety Tips For Children

FIFA 20 Guide for Parents

YouTube Kids Guide for Parents

Keeping your child safe when watching TV

7 questions to help parents start a conversation with their child about online safety

7 questions to help a parent start a conversation about online safety with their child

Be Internet Legends


This resource is for families with children aged 7 - 11 years and helps to support families in ensuring all members of the family are kept safe online. There is a  Be Internet Legends family charter and an online adventure game 'Interland' which teaches the key lessons of internet safety through four fun, challenging games:




Be Internet Legends Family Charter

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National Online Safety's Parental Guide for keeping you child safe when using the App Store.


As part of Online Safety's #WakeUpWednesday campaign, they have created a free guide for parents & carers to help them stay vigilant when their children are using the App Store.

The App Store is used by most Apple device owners and, with millions of apps to choose from and download onto their devices, it’s important that parents know how to help their children use the App Store safely. This free guide covers what they need to know regarding the associated risks of the store including; look-alike apps, in-app purchases, inappropriate material and more.

Parents & carers can access this free guide by following the links below :


National Online Safety's Parental Guide for keeping you child safe on Playerunknown's Battlegrounds.


As part of their #WakeUpWednesday campaign, the National Online safety Team have created a free guide for parents & carers for your school to share about ‘Playerunknown's Battlegrounds’ (PUBG) – a game played by millions of children and young people worldwide.
Their guide is designed to inform parents and carers about the dangers and risks of letting their children play PUBG and how they can help keep their children safe online.

You can access their free guide for parents and even retweet the guide here: 

National Online Safety's Parental Guide to keeping your child safe on Snapchat

National Online Safety's Parental Guide to keeping your child safe on Minecraft

Keeping your child safe on the latest online craze - 'Fortnite'