We have responded to requests from parents to provide information and resources for parents and carers to help them keep their children safe online.
Not all parents will have access to the internet and some may not feel confident using it.
Our WSCB leaflet “Do you know who is talking to your child?” is designed for parents and carers to encourage them to understand some of the issues and signpost them to available resources.
This leaflet is available in school or it can be accessed here.
Internet Safety for Parents and Guardians
As your child grows and becomes more independent, it is only natural that they take this independence online. In our teenage years we explore, try new things and sometimes push boundaries and take risks, this is an essential part of growing up.
With all of the potential that the online world and new technology offers, young people now have access to huge opportunities. They use technology to express themselves, explore, and be creative; it has changed the way they communicate.
The internet has changed all of our lives, and your child has grown up during this change. Many of the things that confuse, baffle or even scare us, are part of the everyday for them. For many of us, this can all be a bit too much.
Whether you’re a technophobe or a technophile, it’s still likely that you’ll be playing catch-up with the way your child is using the internet.
You might wonder whether what they are doing is safe, and you might also be thinking how can I be as good a parent online as I am offline?
Find out more
To find out more about what your child might be doing online, the potential dangers that exists and what you can do to protect and support your child visit the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) website www.thinkyouknow.co.uk
The website explains and addresses online issues such as: