Online - Awareness and Safety

Page Updated 1st Oct 2021


Internet Safety Guides for Parents

Internet Safety Guides for Parents

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. 

Parent 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 

IphoneiPhones How to set up parental controls on your iPhone or iPad!

AndroidAndroid 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 

Who knows whatWho 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.

FacebookFacebook Young People's Rights on Social Media


InstagramInstagram Young People's Rights on Social Media

SnapchatSnapchat Young People's Rights on Social Media


WhatsappWhatsApp Young People's Rights on Social Media

YoutubeYouTube Young People's Rights on Social Media

Zip itZip 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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