Online - Awareness and Safety

Page Updated 10th Jan 2022


Internet Safety Guides for Parents

Internet Safety Guides for Parents

Talking to your childChildren's Commissioner - Young people's advice on talking to your child about online Sexual Harassment. Booklet 
Children's comissioner posterChildren's Commissioner - Young people's advice on talking to your child about online sexual harassment. Poster
ChildnetChildnet  Childnet International making the Internet a great and safe place for children, full of useful family contacts and tools.
Internet mattersInternetmatters 
Internetmatters offers a range of guides; age-specific online safety checklists to guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices. 
MCF Guide OnlineMCF Online Sexual Harm Reduction Guide A Guide for Professionals
Parents MCFMCF Sexual Abuse Online How Can I Help my Child - A Guide for Parents 
Net AWARENet-Aware Net-Aware is a guide to all the popular apps, games and social media sites.
NSPCCNSPCC Help From setting up parental controls to advice on sexting, online games and video apps. 
ParentinfoParent Info Parent Info offers help and advice for families in a digital world.  
UK internet safetyUK Safer Internet Centre -   A place where you can find online safety tips, advice and resources. 
Share aware#ShareAware  resources to enable parents and carers to ‘untangle’ the online world and to help them to teach the children to be ‘Share Aware’, for parents/carers of children aged 8-12
Thinkuknow AnCapture education programme that protects children both online and offline.
Digital ParentingVodaphone  Helping families stay safe online with their Digital Parenting magazine 

Parental Control Guides

Parental Controls

Digital parentingDigital Parenting - Helping families stay safe online 
iPhones How to set up parental controls on your iPhone or iPad!
Android Smartphone, Controls & Settings Guide. Android smartphones have parental controls for the Play store but not on the device itself. These allow you to set the maturity level of apps and set a PIN code for purchases.


Social Media

Social Media guides 
Who Knows What About About Me? Children's Commission's mapped the key points at which children's data is collected and explore the possible implications of this.
Facebook Young People's Rights on Social Media
Instagram Young People's Rights on Social Media
Snapchat Young People's Rights on Social Media
WhatsApp Young People's Rights on Social Media
YouTube Young People's Rights on Social Media
Zip It - An app for Teens to help Respond to unwanted chat with the power of GIFs taken straight from the app. We've made our own and chosen a selection of top ones from GIPHY. Use the flirting guide to navigate intimate chats, including tips from other young people.

Free Downloadable Resources


UK internet safety"Report Harmful Content" Reporting Button for Schools to Use on Their Websites
Toolkits for Schools and Home
ChildnetChildnet’s Parent and Carers Toolkit is filled, with quick, easy and practical things you can do to help protect your children on the Internet. It includes help with talking to your child about how they spend their time online and how to communicate key online safety messages. The Toolkit is straightforward, easy to use and includes links to more detailed and specific information and support if you need it. Toolkit
Star toolkitStar Toolkit - An extensive teaching toolkit to equip, enable and empower educators with the relevant knowledge they need to support young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Books For Children

Old macOld MacDonald had a Phone - Book
Old macOld MacDonald had a Phone Worksheet
Chicken clickingChicken Clicking - Book on Online Safety
Chicken clickingChicken Clicking - Worksheet
Troll stinksTroll Stinks - Book about Online Bullying
Troll stinksTroll Stinks - Worksheet 
Scary challenges online poster Scary Online Challenges (Poster)
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