This page has been created to support parents with Online Safety and sign post you to various resources that you will find useful.
Free Online Safety Book
New research suggests children are using social media before parents have spoken to them
about how to use it responsibly, with 48% being exposed to it by age seven.
To help parents have these important conversations with their children at a younger age, Vodafone UK
and Andersen Press have teamed up with award-winning author Jeanne Willis and illustrator Tony Ross
to produce a co-branded digital edition of #Goldilocks. The book is a modern twist on the classic fairy
tale and offers a fun and accessible way for parents to discuss responsible social media use with their
younger children. There is also an activity sheet for children to complete.
New report ‘Look both ways’ from Internet Matters
This report provides insight on parents’ concerns and understanding of the issue of children’s screen
time use. It highlights what both children and parents feel are the challenges and benefits as they get
older and become more proficient online. It also offers practical advice and resources to help parents
make informed decisions to make screen time work for their family.
Thinkuknow.co.uk is a website that offers guidance for internet safety and includes support for parents. The link here is to a selection of videos that parents can watch with their children. There are different videos for different age ranges.
Thinkuknow have produced a clever video highlighting that children don’t change, but technology does.
‘Hot topics’ by Child Net is another useful website, click on the link below to a downloadable leaflet with information on supporting children online.
Child appropriate only content. Enables you to create their own profile with shows tailored to their age. It also includes a bed time setting which puts the app to sleep whenever you want.
BBC iPlayer Kids
BBC iPlayer Kids is a brand new free app, available to download now onto your mobile or tablet.
Find all your favourite CBBC and CBeebies shows in a safe and easy to use app – made just for you. Watch shows now or download them to enjoy later!
Internet Matters is an app designed to help parents talk about e-safety issues with their children, and to ensure that they make smart choices to stay safe online. Aimed at children aged between 8-10, the split-screen collaborative app helps children think about what they would do if they were faced with difficult situations online; from cyberbullying to sharing content with someone they don’t know. Quizzes and games encourage parents and children to collaborate and talk about 9 different e-safety subjects.
YouTube Kids gives your family an easy way to watch their favourite programmes or explore anything that captures their imagination. It’s free, simple to use and full of family-friendly videos.
Staying Safe Online Facebook Page
www.facebook.com/stayingsafeonline This is the Local Authority’s online safety page. There are regular updates and links to useful resources as well as alerts to potential risks to children online (e.g. video games, social networking sites etc). Please ‘like’ the page to receive updates.