The internet is such an integral part of children's lives these days. It opens up so many educational and social opportunities, giving them access to, quite literally, a world of information and experiences.
Whether on a computer at school, a laptop at home, a games console or mobile phone, children and young people are increasingly accessing the internet whenever they can and wherever they are.
As you would protect your child in the real world, you will want to make sure that they are safe whatever they are doing. Like learning to cross the road, online safety skills are skills for life. If your child understands the risks and can make sensible and informed choices online, they can get the most from the internet and stay safe whilst doing so – particularly from those people who might seek them out to harm them.
For further advice and information please click on the links:
NSPCC 'Lets keep kids safe on-line', please click here: Share Aware or Net Aware
Internet Matters who are helping parents keep their children safe online.
Childnet, a non-profit organisation working with others to make the internet a great and safe place for children, please click here: Childnet
A parent's guide to internet safety by: Who Is Hosting This?
Cyber bullying if any form of bullying which takes place on-line through smart phones, tablets or computers and it can be via social networking sites, messaging apps, chat rooms or on-line gaming. For further advice please click here: BullyingUK
NSPCC have linked up with O2 to launch a nationwide programme to help parents understand a child's online world with a workshop aimed at 8 - 13 year olds. Click here for further information: Lets keep kids safe online
A parent's guide to technology: UK Safer Internet Centre
This article draws your attention to the protection of young people with internet access: Young people say parents often dont know what they do online by MarieCollinsFoundation
Child Exploitation and On-line Protection Centre (CEOP) Please click here
Further Information for parents: Kidsmart
Callersmart - what is cyber-bullying and how to stop it
20 Ways to Protect Your Kids Online - suggestions to keep children safe online
Guide to Protecting Child Privacy Online