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Online Safety

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Online Safety

Teen Online Safety - a Guide for Parents

The Parents’ Guide to Teaching your Teen Online Safety. This guide contains plenty of helpful information such as:

  1. A practical guide for parents on how to keep teens safe online, including useful summaries of popular internet apps as well as the types of threats teens could be exposed to online.
  2. Safety tips for using apps such as Instagram, TikTok (which has gathered 1 billion users in only two years), YouTube, Snapchat, Twitter and Whatsapp. It also covers advice and safety tips for teens playing online multiplayer video games.
  3. Other online safety topics and advice such as sharing personal information, socialising online, cyberbullying, harmful content, influencers, body image and mental health for teens online.
  4. Links to additional internet safety resources for parents from well-respected sources such as the NSPCC and the UK government’s own guidelines.

Further Online Safety Resources

Simplified social media terms and conditions for Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube and WhatsApp - Children often don’t know what they’re signing up to when they join social media sites. The Children's Commissioner have worked with lawyers to create simplified versions of Terms and Conditions for the most popular social media platforms.

Think You Know holds resources for children, young people and families regarding online grooming and exploitation.

NSPCC guide for parents to being 'share aware' - Guidance for parents

Stop Speak Support - Campaign which aims to help young people spot cyberbullying and know what steps they can take to stop it happening and provide support to the person being bullied.

Ofsted Online Safety Handout - list of resources for children, parents and staff

Social Media App bulletin - January 2018

6 step checklist for families and carers to start a conversation about online safety, steps for families and carers to start a conversation about online safety and an E Safety Family Contract for families to write together, sign and display in the home.

Safe Password promotional leaflet

Phishing promotional leaflet

Cyber Sextortion poster (for printable version click here)

Report online abuse through CEOP