The reality is that however hard we try to control accessibility of the internet, we must help our children develop the skills and capacity to use the internet safely, without placing themselves, or others, at risk.
We encourage our children to be curious, but we also encourage conversations with adults. With a sensible approach to technology, where children are open, honest and transparent, the conversations themselves will help protect our children from harm. This, as well as building confidence, integrity, encouraging a sense of belonging and a sense of right and wrong, will also in turn support our children in their ever-changing world.
There are many websites that can support you in helping our children stay safe online, from finding out how to use privacy controls, information on cyberbullying, or researching whether the latest gaming craze is age appropriate. If you know of any other good sites for information, please let us know so that we are able to share.
Unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.
Thinkuknow helps keep children and young people safe by providing education about sexual abuse and sexual exploitation. They provide practical information and educational resources for children, young people, their parents and carers and the professionals who work with them.
Tools and advice from the NSPCC on keeping your children safe online.
Practical tips on staying safe online and information about cyberbullying – what it is and how to deal with it.