CEOP

Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you (or your child) online? Make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors:

https://www.ceop.police.uk/ceop-reporting/

Social Media Checklists

These checklists provide advice and guidance on how to set privacy settings and other account settings on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

Parents’ Guide to Technology

Advice about smartphones, gaming devices, tablets and other internet-connected devices from the Safer Internet Centre can be found here.

BBFC and PEGI Age Ratings

This guide take a look at the two official ways by which you can assess if a particular film or game is suitable for your child.  It is also worth noting that both the BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) and PEGI (Pan European Game Information) have search facilities on their websites that can be used to look up individual titles so that you can check their ratings.

Click here to view

Cyberbullying – advice for parents and carers

It’s important to have regular conversations with your child about the online world, including issues like cyberbullying. This will help you to understand if they have ever experienced or witnessed online bullying for themselves, and give you an opportunity to support them and reassure them that you are always there to help.

Please read this article from the UK Safer Internet Centre.

Support Link to External Services

While school is closed, here’s what you can do to keep your child stay safe while they are learning, staying in touch with family and friends, and having fun online.

If you would like to find advice and information for keeping your young ones safe online, Parent Zone has upto date guidance in order to support you –  https://parentzone.org.uk/

What to do if your child sees something upsetting online

Along with the many positive things which young people may see or experience online, they may also encounter things which may worry or upset them.  Visit this link for some advice and guidance.