The internet is a fantastic place – not only can it help children learn, but it can help them communicate with friends and family too. However, this can lead to a variety of issues, including cyberbulling.
Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) command. Since 2006, it’s been keeping children and young people safe by providing education about sexual abuse and sexual exploitation.
Child Exploitation & Online Protection Command (CEOP)
The CEOP website is where you can report concerns about any online behaviour or content to the police.
Internet Matters is a not-for-profit organisation helping parents and carers keep their children safe online
UK Safer Internet Centre
The UK Safer Internet Centre offers online safety tips, advice and resources to help young people to stay safe online, as well as information for parents and carers to help keep children safe online.
NSPCC Online Safety
The NSPCC Online Safety website offers tips to help keep children safe when they’re using the internet, social networks, apps, games and more.
Net Aware, from the NSPCC and o2
Net Aware is a handy online safety guide to social networking and social apps.
National Online Safety Guides
National Online Safety is a provider-focused platform, offering lessons on online safety to schools. They publish guides weekly for parents on keeping children safe online, and key information that parents need to know about popular apps and resources their children may be accessing.
Momo is a sinister ‘challenge’ that has been around for some time. It has recently resurfaced and once again has come to the attention of schools, police forces and child protection services across the country. Dubbed the ‘suicide killer game’ Momo has been heavily linked with apps such as Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube, and most recently (and most worryingly), YouTube Kids.
Childnet is an online safety charity, who have produced a parent and carer toolkit which is a collection of resources designed to help you talk to your child about their online life, manage boundaries around internet use, and signpost to further support.
Online Safety Booket from The School Bus
TheSchoolBus has published a useful document about online safety for parents.
UK Council for Internet Safety
The UK Council for Internet Safety (UKCIS) (formerly the UK Council for Child Internet Safety) is a collaborative forum through which the whole government, the tech community and third sectors, work together to ensure the UK is the safest place in the world to be online.
The UKCIS is a part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, the Department for Education and the Home Office.