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Keeping your children safe online

Dear Parents and Carers,

As is a statutory requirement, we follow all the guidance in the Government's Keeping Children Safe in Education publication.

The 2020 document contains a really useful list of places to find information and support, both for parents/carers and for children themselves. We thought we would share that list with you:

Support for children

Childline for free and confidential advice

UK Safer Internet Centre to report and remove harmful online content

CEOP for advice on making a report about online abuse

Parental support

Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support

Commonsensemedia provide independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media for children and their parents

Government advice about protecting children from specific online harms such as child sexual abuse, sexting, and cyberbullying

• Government advice about security and privacy settings, blocking unsuitable content, and parental controls

Internet Matters provide age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world

Let’s Talk About It provides advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation

London Grid for Learning provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online

Lucy Faithfull Foundation StopItNow resource can be used by parents and carers who are concerned about someone’s behaviour, including children who may be displaying concerning sexual behaviour (not just about online)

National Crime Agency/CEOP Thinkuknow provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online

Net-aware provides support for parents and carers from the NSPCC and O2, including a guide to social networks, apps and games

Parentzone provides help for parents and carers on how to keep their children safe online

Parent info from Parentzone and the National Crime Agency provides support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations

UK Safer Internet Centre provide tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online

We hope you find some really useful tips on online safety in this list.

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