Here are lots of great things to do on the Internet but, you also need to know how to stay safe online and what to do if you come across something you don’t like.
Links for Children
There are lots of great things to do on the Internet but, you also need to know how to stay safe online and what to do if you come across something you don’t like.
- Think U Know for 5 to 7 year olds – 5, 6 or 7? This website has been set up just for you, to help you go on the internet in a safe way and know who to talk to if you are worried.
- Think U Know for 8 to 10 year olds – showing you what’s good, look at what’s not and show you ways you can get yourself out of bad situations.
- Kids Smart – gives advice on how to stay safe on the Internet, whatever you are doing including searching for information, playing games, listening to music and entering competitions.
- CBBC Stay Safe: Advice on Internet Safety – includes interactive clips from Tracy Beaker, a Newsround Special and Dongle’s Guide to be SMART.
Links for Parents and Carers
Using the internet can make learning fun, fast and easy. The following sites offer help to keeping you and your child safe online:
- UK Council for Internet Safety - a practical guide for parents and carers whose children are using social media.
- CBBC - Tips for staying safe online
- CBeebies - Tips for parents around keeping young children safe online
- Think U Know – Parents and Carers – produced by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP). Their site offers really good advice on keeping your child safe online.
- GOV.UK Internet Safety – offering advice on Cyberbullying, Social Networking, downloading files and online gaming as well as general advice on keeping your child safe online.
- Are you a switched on Parent? – click to find out!
- Family agreement - Family agreements are a great way to encourage boundaries and communication within the home.
- NSPCC - Keeping children safe online
- Get Safe Online - how to manage your digital footprint
- Keep them safe – free online course to help parents to protect their children against sexual exploitation