A new portal with internet safety advice for parents. Internet Matters offers a lot of sound advice and practical information to parents either by issue (cyberbullying, grooming, privacy and so on), type of technology (social media, mobile, gaming etc) or by age. Amongst its supporters are the NSPCC, Childnet, Lucy Faithful, CEOP, OFCOM and many others and is worth exploring!
Think U Know
A website designed to provide the latest information on popular sites, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online. All the information here is provided by the team at the NCA's CEOP Command
NCA: National Crime Agency.
CEOP: Child Exploitation and Online Protection.
Childnet’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.
They work directly with children and young people from the ages of 3 to 18 on a weekly basis, as well as parents, carers, teachers and professionals, finding out about their real experiences online, and the positive things they are doing as well as sharing safety advice.
Working directly with these audiences is important in helping them to equip them to stay safe online and informs the resources that they develop for them.
At the heart of all their work is the belief that when used properly the internet is a wonderfully positive tool for children and young people. They strive to take a balanced approach, making sure that they promote the positive opportunities, as well as responding to the risks and equipping children and young people to deal with them.
An excellent website providing advice for parents/carers about keeping their child safe when using the internet, social networking websites and online gaming.
An excellent guide for parents/carers, helping to keep children safe in this digital age.