As a parent/carer it is very important to understand how to keep your children safe online and what to do if you come across something unfamiliar or unsure of. Below there are a number of links to different sources of information that are aimed at helping parents/carers and children be informed to ensure children's safety when accessing the internet from home.
Think U Know for 5 to 7 year olds – This website is there to help you go on the internet in a safe way. It explains who to talk to if you are worried through a range of fun, engaging cartoons and provides quality resources.
Think U Know for 8 to 10 year olds – for KS2 children this website shows you what is good and bad and explains ways you can get yourself out of a bad situation.
CBBC Stay Safe: Advice on Internet Safety – includes interactive clips from Tracy Beaker, a Newsround Special and Dongle’s Guide to be SMART.
Think U Know – Parents and Carers – created by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP).
BBC Webwise online safety course – this site gives advice on not only keeping your child safe, but also gives tips on what adults should be doing for themselves too.
GOV.UK Internet Safety – offers a lot of advice on social networking, cyber bullying, the downloading of unknown files and online line gaming. It also provides general information about keeping children safe online.
65% of young people say they would feel disconnected from the world if they couldn’t be online.
67% of young people say it’s easier to learn, understand and navigate topics they’re nervous to ask about in the online space.
48% of young people say being online makes them feel like their voices and actions matter.
88% of young people in Northamptonshire don’t feel at risk online however a substantial number of young people do not fully understand security settings or why they are needed and some share passwords with people they have never met in person.