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Online safety advice for parents and carers

Last updated on 26 July 2021

The internet is an exciting and fun place for adults and children to use and explore educationally and socially.  The challenge for parents, carers and teachers is to make sure our children are aware and understand how to be safe when using the internet and related technologies.

Below is a list of recommended sites to share with parents.

Parent Info - provides high quality information to parents and carers about their children's wellbeing and resilience. Schools can host the content on their own website and use it in any other ways (in letters to parents etc) that they want.

Parent Zone

UK Safer Internet Centre - online Safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.

Childnet International - an organisation working directly with children, parents and teachers to ensure that the issues of online child protection and the safe and positive use of the internet are addressed.

ThinkuKnow - the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre's own website which has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.

Internetmatters.org - specific help on how to set up internet controls at home. Guidance and articles for parents about keeping children safe online.

Digizen.org - a website designed to strengthen awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is. It encourages users of technology to be and become responsible digital citizens.

 

Parent/carer newsletter

Herts for Learning produces a termly newsletter for parents and carers.

 

First published 29 July 2020 - Last updated on 26 July 2021