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Online safety advice for parents

The Parents' and Carers' Guide to the Internet

‘The Parents’ and Carers’ Guide to the Internet’, has been created by CEOP to provide a light hearted and realistic look at what it takes to be a better online parent.


CEOP Internet Safety, Help, Advice, Report

Growing up online

As your child grows and becomes more independent, it is only natural that they take this independence online. In our teenage years we explore, try new things and sometimes push boundaries and take risks, this is an essential part of growing up.

With all of the potential that the online world and new technology offers, young people now have access to huge opportunities. They use technology to express themselves, explore, and be creative; it has changed the way they communicate.

The internet has changed all of our lives, and your child has grown up during this change. Many of the things that confuse, baffle or even scare us, are part of the everyday for them. For many of us, this can all be a bit too much.

Whether you’re a technophobe or a technophile, it’s still likely that you’ll be playing catch-up with the way your child is using the internet.

You might wonder whether what they are doing is safe, and you might also be thinking how can I be as good a parent online as I am offline?

Go to the CEOP website Thinkuknow  for more information.


Other useful links:

Safer Internet - e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet

Bullies Out - education, awareness, support

e-Safety Newsletter (for Parents, edition 9) - FEB 2015

e-Safety Newsletter (for Schools, edition 22) - MAR 2015

e-Safety Newsletter (for Parents, edition 10) - May 2015

Staying Safe... on Social Media and Online - 2014

Learning Disabilities Autism and Internet Safety

Children and Young People Online - Lucy Faithfull Foundation - MAR 2015

E-safety Policy  Published Apirl 2015





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