It is important to remember that the internet is a powerful tool and an established part of modern life. Evidence has shown that banning access to the internet is less effective than maintaining an open dialogue with children about their online activities and providing them with the necessary skills and confidence to behave safely online.
For parents/carers about how to support your child to stay safe on the internet – symbol version
Information and advice for Parents and Carers from Childnet International
Safer Internet work in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children. Working with children, young people, parents, carers, teachers and professionals to find out about real experiences online and the positive things being done as well as sharing safety advice.
Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. They have age specific information, help and advice on staying safe.
Childline is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Call 0800 1111. Counsellors listen and give children and young people the support they need. On the phone, online, anytime. It’s the only service of its kind in the UK.