Staying Safe Online
Online Safety Weblinks for Parents and Children
All of these sites have activities, resources and information to help children to stay safe online and with digital technology. They also contain valuable information for parents.
Please note that although these sites are safe, there may be links on them that may lead away from them and to potentially undesirable sites. Please exercise care, as always.
Thinkuknow – This is the first place to look for online resources and activities to help children stay safe online.
Safety Centre - Guides on how to stay safe on the most popular platforms
Netware is a parents’ guide to the social networks children and young people use. Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today’s digital world.
Kidsmart – Childnet International’s Kidsmart website has a section for children under 11 dealing with a huge range of safety issues including file-sharing, mobile phones, social networking, digital footprints, net nasties and safe surfing.
Hector’s World is part of the Thinkuknow site and is particularly suitable for younger children
CEOP’s Thinkuknow Cybercafe for Key Stage 2 pupils. It sets out to develop a set of safe behaviours for children to use when using digital technology/
CBBC Stay Safe - Safe Surfing Guide
Bullying UK - a site for parents, teachers and children with extensive advice on how to deal with Cyber Bullying
ParentInfo - A guide to keeping your child safe on Minecraft
CyberQuoll - A site for children aged 8-12 developed by NetAlert –Australia’s Internet Safety Advisory Body
Cybersmart Kids Online – Another Australian site providing resources and information on ‘smart net surfing for kids and their grownups.’
Hectors World – NZ A site that has a lot of advice and information. It also has ‘Hector safety button’ for children to use online if they find something upsetting.
iKeepSafe is an American online safety site – the home of the Internet Keep Safe Coalition.
PhoneBrain is a website for older children and teens. It’s provided by PhonePay Plus the phone-paid service regulator) It covers four key areas – mobile, landline, TV and PC.