Online Safeguarding - Parents & Carers
The LSCB has carried out an online consultation with a sample of parents and carers to find out more about keeping their children safe online. Many parents who completed the survey (88%) said they wanted to be better informed about e-safety. Of these 91% said there preferred information source was via their child's school.
Online Safety for Parents
The internet is a tremendous resource for learning, leisure and interacting with other people. But there are potential risks that we all need to be aware of to ensure we can help children and young people stay safe online.
The following links are to recommended websites and resources (external links):
UK Safer Internet Centre - Resources, Advice and a free Helpine
CEOP (Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre) - Police lead website providing support and advice (for children, parents and professionals) in relation to online threats.
Whether you're a parent, worried about a child you know or work with children as part of your job, we all have a part to play in keeping them safe. Find out more about the types of child abuse, how to look out for a child's safety, the child protection system and the latest research and resources in child protection.
Here is a document that explains about all the different social media apps that children may have access to;
Here you'll find a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing on-line. Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone (link is external) which has been providing information and support to parents for a decade,and CEOP(link is external)the Child Exploitation and Online Protection command of the National Crime Agency
Digital technologies have become integral to the lives of children and young people,both within schools and outside school. These technologies provide powerful tools, which open up new opportunities for everyone. They can stimulate discussion, promote creativity and stimulate awareness of context to promote effective learning. Young people should have an entitlement to safe internet access at all times. As parents you play a vital role ensuring that children have safe internet access. Below we have included links to different websites that can help support you in achieving this for your children.
Connect Safely - a Parents Guide to Facebook
Vodafone Digital Parents Magazine
Childnet Webpages for Parents & Carers
DirectGov - Internet Safety for parents
Get Safe Online - resources for parents
The Digital Universe of Your Children - animated videos for parents (Insafe)
Insafe - A guide for parents - education and the new media
The Cybersmile Foundation (cyberbullying) - advice for parents