Being a parent is a hard enough job. Now with your children embracing technology at a faster rate than ever, keeping up with them can be tricky, never mind guiding them safely through the myriad of dangers the internet poses to young minds. As a result, we have collated some links to resources which you may find useful to talk to your children and help them take ownership of their data, their online lives and their safety. These links may also contain information that you may find useful in your own lives and indeed, your children should be able to see you being as safe as them online. There is also a separate page of resources aimed specifically at children in the for Students section.
The security team that protects the government has a fabulous wealth of easy-to-understand guides to help you protect yourself and your family online. This is a great starting point.
Whether you’re an online expert or you’re not sure where to start, our tools and advice will help you keep your child safe.
Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
A great website where parents can find out what other parents think of apps, games, movies and more. Parents give their own opinion, from their own experience, which will help you understand why games, apps and movies have the age rating they have been given and if it is appropriate for your child’s age. For families by families.
What Parents Need To Know About … guides. A wealth of guides around common issues like using webcams, XBox and social media.
All things safety for young people.
See our advice to understand what you can do to give young children the best experience of going online.
Whether you’re puzzled by parental controls or would like to get knowledgeable about gaming, this site can help.
Films, storybooks and other fun sites, with plenty of information to help you enjoy your time online and stay safe on the internet.
It’s not always easy to know what’s safe online and what’s not. Our advice can help you to keep safe and to know what to do when things go wrong.
This is a link to Google’s Family page with guidance on helping parents set up and manage their children’s Android and Google devices. A great tool is FamilyLink which can be used to set limits on device and app usage as well as allowing and blocking apps. FamilyLink can also be used to find lost devices.
The Apple Family site has great tips to help you talk to your child about their Apple device and how to use it safely.
Parent Secure helps parents learn, apply, and embed good digital habits and hygiene and help them keep their children safe online