- What parents need to know about deepfakes from National Online Security
- Cyber Security for Individuals - simple steps for online security
- Buying and selling second hand devices guidance from the National Cyber Security Centre
- ThinkUKnow Home Activity Packs A range of family activity sheets which have a selection of short conversation starters, practical tips and fun tasks to do as a family
- A parents guide to being social online this December (from ParentZone)
- Join The Legends Family Adventure The Legends Family Adventure is a three-part animated series from Google and Parent Zone that follows a family of Internauts on an epic online safety adventure. Join them on their search for a missing teddy bear – and learn how to dodge phishers, cyberbullies, and hackers along the way!
- Ollee app launches - Digital Parenting Week sees the launch of Ollee, a new app designed to help children’s wellbeing. Ollee is a virtual friend for children aged 8-11, funded by BBC Children in Need’s A Million & Me initiative. It helps children understand their emotions and talk to their parents about what’s troubling them – or what’s making them happy. It’s also packed with advice about subjects including school, friendships, family life and the Internet – and it’s available now, for free
- Get smart about P.L.A.Y
- Digital Parenting Magazine
- Supporting Parents and Carers in keeping children safe online whilst they are off school - help sheets from CEOP and ThinkUKnow
- gov.uk coronavirus support for parents & carers for keeping children safe online
- 3 Best Antivirus Programs with Free Parental Controls
- A short guide to live streaming for parents from CEOP
- How to Stay Safer on TikTok
- Popular Teen App List for Parents & Teachers from SmartSocial.com. 70 + good and not so good apps popular with teenagers categorised for your information
- Keeping your under 5 safe online - updated guidelines from CEOP
- Savvy Cyber Kids - US based website helping parents and teachers educate children in cyber safety, cyber ethics and other aspects of their daily tech lives.
- CEOP has created a new interactive game that can help start the conversation with your children about making safer choices online. Aimed at age 8-10 year olds, visit the Thinkuknow website to find out more and play Band Runner
- BBC News clip on ‘How Apps hook their users'
- UKCCIS Evidence Group's literature review "Children's online activities, risks and safety" Online Copy
- What parents need to know about Fortnite
- Facebook's Messenger Kids app review from CommonSense Media
- Safe4me - Hamphire Constabulary website containing advice and support for parents, carers and guardians as part of their commitment to working in partnership to keep children and young people safe.
- Live Streaming Services - such as Periscope, Omegle, Liveme and Lively - what should parents do? Below are some links to websites to help parents set up parental controls.
As a reminder, if you or your child receive inappropriate images or videos on Snapchat, Instagram, Whatsapp or via any other social media, these should be deleted immediately and reported to the Police on the non-emergency 101 telephone number. Many people are still unaware that showing or sharing such images or videos with others could mean they are committing a crime. However, if a genuine mistake is made, it would be treated as such by the police.
- Fake News, echo chambers and filter bubbles: what you need to know
- Information about 'Snap Maps' - the location feature in Snapchat and keeping your location private (Ghost Mode) in this app.
- Apps guide for parents from Interent Matters
- A lawyer rewrote Instagram's terms and conditions to make it easier for parents and children to understand what they are signing up for!
- 'Sharenting' - are you an embarrassing parent?!
- A few tips on how to safely share photos of children online from the BBC
- What parents need to know about Animal Jam
Beware - unmonitored chat in Nat Geo virtual world. Find out more from CommonSense Media Review
- Arcade-style games played against other people who are currently online at the same time Find out more from CommonSense Media Review
Do you know ways to stay safe online? Follow these links to websites and games that can advise your children
- BBC Own It
A place to help you boss your life online from BBC.
You can talk to ChildLine online or by phone whenever you need to. Whatever your worry, its better out than in.
- Think U Know? (CEOP). Great resource for children, teachers and parent/carers, which is divided into sections for each. Lots of information, games and resources on this site about internet and mobile phone safety issues.
- Google Interland - Be Internet Awesome!
- Parentzone & Google Interland Parent Adventure
- Netsmartz Kids
Learn with Clicky through games and videos about how to make yourself safe online.
- iKeepSafe Kids with Faux Paw The Techno Cat
Meet Faux Paw, an adventurous six-toed, Web-surfing cat that loves having fun with her friends. Sometimes, she runs into trouble while being on her computer and while playing video games.
- Child-Friendly Search Engines:
Safe Search for Kids | Swiggle | Kidrex | KidsClick | SearchBox |
Offering parents advice on content, security settings and up-to-date news
Expert information to help children and young people stay safe online
- NSPCC Your guide to the social networks your kids use - Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today's digital world
Empowering parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information and trusted advice to help children thrive in a world of media and technology
- ThinkYouKnow for Parents
If you're worried about your child and think something is not quite right, it's best to be on the safe side and find out more.
- Internet Matters
- Helping parents keep their children safe online. A not-for-profit organisation that has a simple purpose – to help keep children safe in the digital world.