Online Safety for Parents

There are lots of great places to get hold of more information as a parent.  Please try one of these links:

Need help now?

Text Shout to 85258 for text support 24/7 from Shout for support in a crisis.  Find out more from

Does your young person want to chat online to a trained counsellor?  Kooth ( offers that service online Monday – Friday 12pm – 10pm
Saturday – Sunday 6pm – 10pm

Parents Handout Sheet from CEOP can be downloaded HERE

Safer Internet Day 2024 –

Think-U-Know and CEOP  for advice and information and which also has the report-abuse button to get help with people who might be trying to groom young people online.

New resources (March 2019) for Key Stage 1 pupils from CEOP – Jessie and Friends – find out more HERE

Links from CEOP Ambassadors Presentation:

Get help reporting content or issues is a great page with links to how to report to a range of sites

Online Bullying Particularly


Advice and information for Children and Families and professionals covering a range of potential issues but with clearly focussed advice for Online Bullying.


Information and a helpline for young people.  Having someone they don’t know to turn to in case of an issue can be very valuable.

Family Lives –

Advice and support for families and young people on a range of bullying issues including Online Bullying.

Social Media Guides from UK Safer Internet Centre

Download guides about all of the major social networks and how to stay safe on them

Download social media guides for parents about Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp and TikTok from Online Safety Alliance


General Online Safety

BBC Webwise
Information and advice about all aspects of using the Internet safety and efficiently aimed at Young People aged around Secondary School age.  Includes lots of information and advice about Online Bullying.

Internet Matters
Tonnes of advice for families on how to use the internet safely.  They have help sheets on devices and how to control their internet access.

Common Sense Media

This site categorises a very wide range of media including films, computer games and books.  It gives recommended ages and a review of why they give the rating and what to watch out for.  A great resource to turn to before watching a film or giving a game.

South West Grid for Learning – Online Safety Resources –

Advice for schools and parents.  They have checklists on a range of social media sites with advice on how to stay safe online.

Get Safe Online

Learn about the risks of online life and understand the urgency of protecting your family.

Be Internet Awesome –

Games and information to help children learn how to behave safely online


A direct link to Google Interland –

Let’s Talk About It
provides advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation

Lucy Faithfull Foundation StopItNow resource can be used by parents and carers who are concerned about someone’s behaviour, including children who may be displaying concerning sexual behaviour (not just about online)

Parentzone provides help for parents and carers on how to keep their children safe online

Concerned about Omegle? Information for Parents from Internet Matters.

Find out more about Digital Matters from this site.

Inclusive Digital Safety Hub from Internet Matters and SWGfL…


Remote control of children’s devices and phones:

Apple –

Google –



UK Online Safety Centre’s Advice 

What to do if your child sees something upsetting online” is a post which has some great tips for how to talk to your child and deal with something which has gone wrong!

Fortnite issues?

Common Sense’s take –
Internet Matters –
Childnet –
If you want a sensational take on Fortnite then head over to the Sun!


Safer Internet Day:

Download parent resources from