This page is for parents to use as a reference point for e-Safety resources. It has links to other resources and practical advice. It is an area that is being developed, resources and further information will be added throughout the year. If you have any comments or would like to contribute please email firstname.lastname@example.org
E-Safety stands for electronic safety, it is not just about keeping safe on the internet but also keeping safe on all electronic devices such as mobile phones, television etc e-Safety means knowing about potential threats when you are online; knowing what you can and cannot (legally) do when you are online; and knowing how to protect yourself from some of the risks that are involved in using the internet. e-Safety covers 'All fixed and mobile technologies that children and young people may encounter, now and in the future, which allow them access to content and communications that could raise issues or pose risks to their wellbeing and safety'.
Parent guidance leaflets
Preteens (11year old to 13 year old) online safety advice | Internet Matters
Advice on how to report or what to do if your child is worried
Parents and carers | CEOP Education (thinkuknow.co.uk)
Making a report to the police CEOP Safety Centre
Another excellent site with really good advice for Parents, in many different languages. It has a video presentation which you view online or order, a glossary of internet jargon and much more.
Know IT All Resources | Childnet
Cyberbullying is when a person or a group of people uses the internet, mobile phones, online games or any other kind of digital technology to threaten, tease, upset or humiliate someone else.
A website which discusses the issues around cyberbullying and offers advice on prevention and how to tackle it. What Is Cyberbullying | StopBullying.gov
Breck's story teaches children how to stay safe online, how to avoid groomers and stay away from digital exploration. This is a true story of the dangers on online grooming Our story | Breck Foundation
Conversation starters and advice for parents in discussing cyberbullying
Cyberbullying conversation starters guide: 14+year olds - Internet Matters
Cyberbullying conversation starters guide: 11 – 13 year olds - Internet Matters
What to do if your child is the cyberbully
A parents view of finding out their child was the cyberbully and how they tackled this.
Guides to Apps, games and social media
An interesting website with a good advice section for parents on a whole range of things, not just e-Safety. This includes section on games, social media, books with a quick overview for parents and advice.
Common Sense Media: Age-Based Media Reviews for Families | Common Sense Media
What the PEGI logos mean when purchasing games
Gaming and online gambling advice
Tips for parents: children and online gaming - Gambling Commission
Gaming addiction and how to prevent it
Advice to prevent gaming addiction in young children | Internet Matters
Other Websites Offering Advice
Free Anti-Virus Software
A link to the AVG website that allows a free download of its anti-virus software. A good program with regular (daily) updates for free or the option to pay for upgraded protection. AVG 2023 | FREE Antivirus, VPN & TuneUp for All Your Devices
Body image advice and support
Information and advice service for children and young people.
Keeping children safe online | NSPCC