Keeping your child safe online

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Hints and tips: How to keep your child safe online

Explore Together

Encourage children to use devices in a communal area, keep other devices out of reach and use passwords so they can’t go online without asking you first.

Check if it’s suitable

The age ratings that come with games, apps, films and social networks are a good guide to whether they’re suitable for your child.

 Keep a close eye on what children are accessing.  Check the age rating.

The minimum age limit is 13 for several social networking sites, including Facebook and Instagram.

Set time limits

It’s never too early to start setting rules about when and for how long your child can use devices and start to introduce the subject of internet safety at the same time.

Set Boundaries

Be clear what your child can and can’t do online the sites they can visit and the type of information they can share.

Put yourself in control

Make use of the parental controls on your home broadband and any internet-enabled devices.

Does your child know how to stay safe online?

This child-friendly film from CEOP is a useful tool to watch with your child.

Talk to your child about the film and be clear about what they have learnt so you know how safe they are and what else they need to know.

Parent Guides

These easy to read parent guides provide useful and up-to-date information about how to protect your child online.  There are guides for each age group.

Cyber Bullying

Cyber bullying is any form of bullying which takes place online or through smartphones and tablets.  Think carefully about allowing your child on social media as the minimum age on most networks is 13 years old.  Make sure your child knows how to report cyberbullying if it happens to them or someone else.

Be kind online

Teaching your child to be positive and respectful online is key to using the internet safely. Share ‘Top Internet Manners’ with them.

Cyber-bullying Guide

This easy to read parent guide provides useful information about how to protect your child from cyber-bullying and what to do if they are being bullied online.