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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
Children must understand risk as UK schools say pupils abusing AI to make sexual imagery of other children
Initial reports show schoolchildren in the UK are now using AI to generate indecent images of other children, with experts…
Free artificial intelligence lesson plans available from SWGfL
SWGfL has collaborated with the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit to develop educational resources for schools about artificial intelligence.
Ofcom announces draft codes of practice to protect children online
Ofcom has published its draft codes of practice focusing on addressing illegal material online. Read more in this article
Snap Inc. announced as new StopNCII.org industry partner at White House conference
StopNCII.org has announced Snap Inc as a new industry partner for helpling to protect adults against the non-consensual sharing of…
New TikTok checklist highlights privacy and security settings
The 2023 TikTok Checklist is a comprehensive resource designed to address some of the most pressing queries about privacy and…
Global collaboration needed as thousands of AI-generated child sexual abuse images emerge depicting the worst kinds of abuse
The IWF has published its latest report on the proliferation of AI-generated child sexual abuse imagery, following a month-long investigation.
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