Parent Information & Help
Resources to support you as parents/carers to keep your children safe online.
Safer Internet Quiz
Professionals Online Safety Helpline - helpline for professionals working with children and young people (teachers, social workers, youth workers, police, early years etc) which provides support with resolving online issues such as cyber bullying, reporting of abusive content, online reputation and so on.
360 Degree Safe - Free award-winning online tool which helps schools review and improve their e-safety.
360 Degree Safe Scotland - Version of the original 360 Degree safe tool adapted for use by Scottish schools.
Online Compass - Free online tool for organisations other than schools to help them review and improve their e-safety (e.g children's centres, playgroups, nurseries, Scout clubs, libraries, etc)
Training programme and toolkit for social workers - designed to train social workers to be more aware of the impact of internet in child protection and help with family assessments.
Princess Diana Award Anti-Bullying Programme - peer-led programme where young people become anti-bullying ambassadors.
Anti-Bullying Alliance - umbrella organisation for anti-bullying charities, provides tips and advice.
Facebook Guide for Educators and Community Leaders booklet and blog with useful links.
Conversation Starters - Tips for talking to your child about online safety
Resource area for Parents and carers on the UK Safer Internet Centre website
Parents' Guide to Technology - advice on safety for a range of internet devices smartphones, gaming devices, tablets
Video Guides to Parental Controls - Video Guides from the 4 big internet providers - BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin - for parents to set up parental controls at home
Ask.fm Online Safety Guidance
Ask.fm e-safety Top Tips
Ask.fm short film from Ask.fm with tips on using the site's safety features.
Facebook Checklist - tips on controlling your privacy and reporting abuse.
Guide to Facebook Graph Search
Disney Club Penguin - Guide to the Wonderful World of the web - tips for parents.
A Platform for Good - online safety advice from the Family Online Safety Institute.
BBFC - Advice and info from the British Board of Film Classification on how they age rate films and online content.
Disney Club Penguin Parents Checklist - safety advice for parents from Club Penguin.
Family Lives - organisation which supports parents and runs a helpline for parents.
The Parent Zone - an organisation supporting parents and families.
PitDA - Parenting in the Digital Age - a new website from The Parent zone.
Phonebrain from PayphonePlus - advice for parents on apps, and premiun rate services on mobiel phones.
ParentPort: - run by UK's media regulators, information about standards and protection of children from inappropriate material
Media Smart - Resources from the Internet Advertising Bureau for young children to understand online advertising.
Special Effect - Helping young people with disabilities to play games online.
Thinkuknow - Advice for parents and carers from CEOP.
Vodaphone Digital Parenting Magazine - Magazine format, downloadable and full of great advice and information for parents.