There are things you can do at home to increase E-Safety in the home. Many young people are very anxious regarding how their parents may react if they are made aware of their child’s activity online. In many instances this prevents children/young people from speaking out when something is happening to them online. It is important that, whilst children are made aware of boundaries to their behaviour and advised how to keep themselves safe, they are also made aware that it is never too late to tell somebody if something goes wrong. We have the following advice for parents in order to make the online experience for children as safe as possible.

We also recommend that parents and children have a look at - this is a CEOP website.

Being Parent Safe

It's never easy to know how to keep our children safe when they aren't with us, and sometimes even when are, if we don't know what's happening in their lives or on their devices!

Who are they talking to, what are they doing, are they okay? If you need help to find some answers, don't despair...scroll through this page for help.

Staying Safe Online

Talk to your parents and carers about what you do and see online.
Hopefully, your parents will have settings and controls that stop you from seeing anything unsafe just like we do at school.
• If you do see or hear anything unsafe, you must report it to a safe adult straight away.
• Never share your personal information with anyone online.
• Remember that everything you do, see or hear online can be remembered by computers even after it is deleted. This is called your digital footprint. What you do, say or hear online should be respectful at all times.

For further information about ways to stay safe online, you could look at the following websites:
Thinkuknow: 5 to 7 year olds
Thinkuknow: 8 to 10 year olds
Thinkuknow: 11 to 13 year olds

We think all parents (boys too!) will want to watch this Childnet video 'I want to tell you'. What might your children want to tell you but not know how? Also further advice for primary & secondary parents.

Campaign from the Internet Watch Foundation raising awareness of how girls are most at risk of being tricked or forced into taking nude images in their own bedrooms. Parent site & Girls site

Campaign from the NSPCC - 1 in 5 internet users in the UK are children. For free online safety advice visit the NSPCC