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Parents and Carers
Tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep your child safe online
As a parent or carer you play a key role in helping your child to stay safe online.
You don’t need to be an expert on the internet to help keep your child stay safe online. Our advice and resources are here to support you as you support your child to use the internet safely, responsibility and positively.
Parents guide to technology
Looking for advice on how to support your child in using a laptop safely and responsibly? Read our guide and FAQs.
Looking for advice on how to support your child in using a smart speaker safely and responsibly? Read our guide and…
Looking for advice on how to support your child in using a games console safely and responsibly? Read our guide and FAQs…
Have a conversation
It is really important to chat with your children on an ongoing basis about staying safe online. Not sure where to begin? These conversation starter suggestions can help.
Ask your children to tell you about the sites they like to visit and what they enjoy doing online.
What games do you and your friends like to play online? Can you show me the websites you visit the most? Shall we play your favourite game online together?
Ask them about how they stay safe online.
What tips do they have for you, and where did they learn them? What is OK and not OK to share?
Ask them if they know where to go for help.
Where can they go to find the safety advice, privacy settings and how to report or block on the services they use?
Think about how you each use the internet.
What more could you do to use the internet together? Are there activities that you could enjoy as a family?
Blogs and advice
Resources to help you celebrate Anti-Bullying Week 2022
Anti-Bullying Week, organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance, commences on the 15th November up until the 19th. It is a hugely successful…
Report Harmful Content releases reporting button for organisations to use on their websites
Report Harmful Content (A service run by the UK Safer Internet Centre) is pleased to introduce a new, innovative and…
TikTok Expand Family Pairing Feature with Educational Resources for Parents
Internet Matters have worked with TikTok, as well as young people, to include new educational resources for parents in the…
Responding to Digital Ghost Stories – A Guide for Professionals
The Professionals Online Safety Helpline has produced a brand new video giving valuable information about what to do when responding…
Three resources to help your family manage online safety
This blog signposts to three helpful and practical resources parents and carers can use to support their children in staying…
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