A Parents and Carers guide to Snapchat

For parents and carers, this leaflet contains highly relevant and useful information about the popular app, Snapchat – and the ways in which you can help keep children safe online.

Keeping children safe online

We all know it’s important to be vigilant when our children use the internet. This leaflet gives more information about how to best do that. There is an English language version of the leaflet, but also translations in Somali, Urdu and Polish. Please click to download the appropriate leaflet: English language version: Click here to download the leaflet ‘Supporting Young … Read More

Keeping your child safe online – A checklist for parents and carers

As a parent you’ll probably know how important the internet is to children and young people. They use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves in all types of creative ways. This may be through sharing photos and videos, blogging, gaming, or even developing their own apps. It is a place of amazing opportunities. The technology children use in … Read More

WhatsApp: A parent’s guide

WhatsApp is a mobile messaging app which allows users to exchange messages using existing phone contacts without having to pay text message fees. WhatsApp Messenger is available on most mobile devices including iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia. WhatsApp users can create groups and send each other unlimited images, video and audio messages. Download this leaflet to learn more … Read More

Inappropriate websites

23% of 8 – 11 year olds say they dislike inappropriate content online as do 15% of 12 – 15 year olds. Ofcom, Parents views on parental controls 2012 If your child is using the internet, you should discuss the type of things they might see no matter what age they are. This leaflet gives tips on how to go … Read More

Online grooming

Grooming is a process used to prepare a child for sexual abuse. An offender’s aim when grooming will be to gain access to a child and build a relationship with that child. Grooming can take many different forms, from one off contact which may include sexual advances, to a series of events over time. This leaflet gives practical advice on … Read More

Cyberbullying

21% of 8 to 11 year olds have been deliberately targeted, threatened or humiliated by an individual or group through the use of mobile phone or the internet and 28% of 11 – to 16 year olds. This leaflet gives practical information on the subject, including advice on what to do if your child is being cyberbullied. Please click here … Read More

Insafe poster

This Insafe poster is concise and useful set of guidelines to follow for children using the internet. Please click here to download

E Safety – protecting your children on-line for parents

All children use computers at school, at home or in places like libraries and clubs, and schools are keen to use the benefits of the internet to support children’s learning. The internet provides children with excellent opportunities for learning and communicating with friends. But sometimes, children don’t realise that they can be as much at risk online as they are … Read More